Fu Ni Myo Do: Mysterious Path of Not Two

The New School at Commonweal hosted Zen Priest and Calligrapher Shodo Harada Roshi in September as part of their End-of-Life Conversations series. Michael Lerner talked with the Roshi about death, the condition of fear, and the preciousness of life.

Community: Medicine for the Soul

Community building is one of the goals of Commonweal’s Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (ISHI) programs. When we ask people what they learned in our trainings, one of the most frequent responses is, “I no longer feel I am alone.”

Depressed? Maybe It’s in the Air

Commonweal’s Collaborative on Health and the Environment recently hosted a call on air pollution and asthma. But more recently studies have found links to cardiovascular disease, diabetes/obesity, cognitive function, and mental illness.

In Memoriam

Our beloved Lenore Lefer died peacefully at home in April 2014. Over twenty-five years she used her skills in the field of death and dying at the Commonweal Cancer Help Program and at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, DC.