Zen and the Art of Making Time

Father Time is a weekly column dedicated to the concept of time in a parent’s life, particularly a father’s life. The point of view comes from a father of two young sons, both under three-years-old, and how time really is just that: a concept. ◊♦◊ When it comes to making, saving, or wasting time, I’ve […]

From Psych Ward to Success: How Zen Transformed My Life Forever

Sometimes the answer is just waiting for you. All you have to do is let go.

Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki

Jesse Kornbluth on the ideas of Shunryu Suzuki, the Zen monk responsible for bringing Zen to America, and how his ideas on Buddhism and Zen developed.

Would You Give Up All Emotion to Be Free of Regret?

After a car accident left her with “emotional amnesia” Theresa Byrne was dismayed that the first emotion to return was one she’d always considered useless.

Think Big … But Act Small

Louise Thayer bucks conventional wisdom and says, yes, sweat the small stuff.

Letting Go of the Need for Control

I don’t have to act. I can just sit.

John Stewart: Your Last Moment of Zen

“So I say to you tonight, friends: The best defense against bullshit is vigilance. So, if you smell something, say something.”–Jon Stewart, in his last episode of the Daily Show

Slow Down … To Enjoy Life

At the heart of simplicity is slowing down and savoring the simple pleasures that life gives us.

Learning to Live With Dread

Matthew Rozsa shares his secret for not worrying about the end of world and everything else that makes him anxious.

Shaking Off the River

Brian Beatty offers a brief, Zen-like meditation.

How to Keep Calm and Carry on After You’ve Been Triggered

Ty Phillips helps us handle those moments when we feel like screaming.

Life Lessons From My First Car

Finding happiness by loving life like a used car: AS IS

Paring Down

When we need a mindfulness bell to bring us back to the essentials, paring down is that bell for Leo Babauta. Here’s how.

New York Knicks: Chasing Ghosts in the Garden or Trying to Find Their Zen Garden?

David Chmiel examines the current state of the NY Knicks, where Phil Jackson stirs fading memories of the team’s glorious past with a team not built for the future.

Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

Wabi-sabi isn’t anything new — it dates all the way back to the 12th century. But with the help of Leonard Koren’s book, Jesse Kornbluth demonstrates its uses in the world today.

Wash Your Bowl

It’s about mindfulness, about completing what we started, about being present in all we do instead of rushing to the next activity.