The Ancient Heart of Forgiveness

Jack Kornfield shares extraordinary stories of forgiveness–and explains how the next story could be yours. “On the train from Washington to Philadelphia, while on my way to my father’s memorial funeral service, I sat down next to an interesting fellow who worked with young boys, particularly those in jail and prison, as part of an inner-city project in Washington, DC. …

Animals may understand reality better than humans

“My dog doesn’t worry about the meaning of life.” So writes Charlotte Joko Beck in her well-known book, “Everyday Zen.” The book continues: “She may worry if she doesn’t get her breakfast, but she doesn’t sit around worrying about whether she will get fulfilled or liberated or enlightened. As long as she gets some food and a little affection, her life is …