This issue of Inquiring Mind, dedicated to the transformation born of practice, looks at suffering and the end of suffering—with special attention to the dynamics of transformation in personal relationships.
In this interview, Tibetan tulku Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche recounts stories and techniques for transforming suffering due to panic, low self-esteem and anger into compassion and happiness. Recalling a story in which a peacock ate poison to beautify his feathers, Rinpoche says, “If poison is transformed into medicine, then anything can be transformed into medicine.”
In this interview, activist and trainer Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey finds that the connections between our internal, individual work and our external, societal work for freedom sometimes are not what might be predicted.
Interview with Spring Washam & Lorna Joseph: We're All In This Together—A Conversation with Mother and Daughter
Through insights gleaned from retreat, young vipassana teacher Spring Washam has healed painful family relationships. She and her mother, Lorna Joseph, trace this journey of forgiveness and connection.