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We Are the Groundhog: Harold Ramis' Finest Moment

Dean Sluyter | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Dean Sluyter

Harold Ramis, the wonderful comic writer-director, has died at age 69. He made us laugh, which is gift enough in this world. That his films, like Caddyshack and Ghostbusters, usually succeeded in being funny while maintaining a gentle and generous spirit made the gift even richer.

Developing Bodhicitta

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

In my last blog, "Wanting To Develop Bodhicitta," I explained that because it is not an easy task to develop the universal love and compassion of Bodh...

Right View and Patience

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

After we learn to view anger as a dysfunctional emotion, we can work on changing our views of the situations that cause us to become angry into views that do not lead to anger.

Perfecting Patience

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

When we encounter situations that requires patience, can we look at it as an opportunity to be the person we already are?

A Different Kind Of Discipline

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

This is the profound meaning of discipline: maintaining love, maintaining the hope that every living being will awaken, even in the most difficult or challenging conditions. It's a softening of the heart, a letting go of confusion, of anger, bitterness, and despair.

Practicing Perfection

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Let's challenge ourselves to kick our practice to higher level by practicing generosity in our lives. How often and how far can we go out of our way each day? How does practicing generosity affect our own sense of well-being?

The Lesson of a Leaf

Tsoknyi Rinpoche | Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Tsoknyi Rinpoche

What happens if we allow ourselves to become attuned to the simple transactions of our daily lives? What can we learn from those moments that nearly slip past our awareness?

The Dharma of Celebrity Death

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dean Sluyter

Everybody dies. Why, from a spiritual point of view, are celebrity deaths such an extra big deal?