A Free eBook in Response to the Attack on Bodh Gaya
From the Editors / Giveaways / Shambhala

A Free eBook in Response to the Attack on Bodh Gaya

Last month, multiple bombs exploded in Bodh Gaya, India, in and around the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage site, the Mahabodhi temple that marks the spot where the Buddha attained enlightenment. In response, Shambhala Publications offers Beyond Anger: How to Hold On to Your Heart and Your Humanity in the Midst of Injustice, a free eBook consisting … Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Essential Dogen
From the Editors / Giveaways

Book Giveaway: The Essential Dogen

Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), founder of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism, is one of the greatest religious, philosophical, and literary geniuses of Japan. His writings have been studied by Zen students for centuries, particularly his masterwork, Shobo Genzo or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. This is the first book to offer the great master’s incisive wisdom in … Continue reading

Renounce One Thing
Daily Wisdom / From the Editors / Giveaways / Pema Chödrön

Renounce One Thing

For one day (or one day a week), refrain from something you habitually do to run away, to escape. Pick something concrete, such as overeating or excessive sleeping or overworking or spending too much time texting or checking e-mails. Make a commitment to yourself to gently and compassionately work with refraining from this habit for … Continue reading