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Fighting Fire With Water

Brian Akers | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brian Akers

One year at teen camp I heard a minister tell a story that I still use to this very day. It was all about the Buddha and a guy who really hated him. I...

Muted Celebrations Of Buddha's Birthday In Nepal

AP | Katy Daigle | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion

BIDUR, Nepal (AP) - Celebrations of Buddha's birthday in Nepal were muted on Monday, as the faithful turned their prayers to loved ones lost in the co...

A Picture Postcard From Yangon, Myanmar

Alison Teal | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Alison Teal

"Why is the Buddha so effeminate?" I asked our guide. "It's all in the eyes of the artist. The artist wants to make the Buddha the most beautiful thi...

24 Hours at the Cross: A Holy Week Confrontation with Execution in Texas

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

During Holy Week, I knew I needed to carry my cross down and share the love of God. I cannot let hate and violence continue without question. For the follower of Jesus, the biggest questions are always in the form of a cross.

Shakespeare's Parting Words

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 05.30.2015 | Books
M.W. Jacobs

The speech 'Our revels now are ended' is famous as Shakespeare's farewell address to us, his audience. It is usually delivered indirectly to the theater audience by the retiring magician Prospero near the end of The Tempest , the last play written entirely by Shakespeare and written at the end of his career.

The Faithful Shopper: Don't PassOver the Easter Treats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come.

A Psychedelic Image Of Buddha Got This Man Jailed In Myanmar

Reuters | Jared Ferrie & Aye Win Myint | Posted 05.17.2015 | Religion

A Myanmar court on Tuesday jailed a New Zealand bar manager and two Myanmar colleagues for two and a half years for insulting religion by using a p...

Inspiring Yourself to Achieve Greater Things in Life

Alka Pratap | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Pratap

Success isn't just a byproduct of one's desire. Success also requires capability. If you are really serious about achieving what you wish to, developing the right kinds of capabilities, whether of body, mind or both, is essential.

If Buddha Was a Working Mother

Nicole Rosengren | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Nicole Rosengren

It's not often you see statues of Buddha looking disheveled, balancing a screaming child in one arm and groceries in the other while trying to unlock a front door with his teeth in the rain only to kick open the door and fall on a Hot Wheels toy, do you? Nope -- you don't.

Why #TheDress Is the Most Important Meme of the Year

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.03.2015 | Media
Robert J. Rosenthal

It's been fun to watch pundits try to add something -- anything -- of value to a worldwide discussion about a $77 dress. What the commentators have generally overlooked is the larger and deeper meaning of #TheDress meme. It's about subjectivity in an era that is both global and local.

Scan Reveals Big Surprise Inside Ancient Statue

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.26.2015 | Science

Researchers examining a nearly 1,000-year-old statue of Buddha on display in Holland discovered something very unusual hidden inside: the mummy of a m...

How To Ask Buddha For Your Fortune In Taiwan

Fathom | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Fathom

You don't necessarily have to be Buddhist to do this. I like to view it as a free public advice forum.

Meditation 101: A Multi-Step Process

Ko Im | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

Beware of extremes and delusions. Recognize everything is an illusion. Along those lines -- perception is not reality, it is deception. Emptiness is not nothingness but is the real nature of phenomena; it is the way things really are as opposed to the way they appear.

What the Buddha Taught Me in Sedona

Tova Payne | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Tova Payne

Last month I was in Sedona -- one of the most breathtaking places I've ever been. During my journey I adventured through several hiking trails -- bu...

On Pilgrimage in India

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 02.12.2015 | Travel
Ann Tashi Slater

We are drawn to places by our dreams, the dreams of our ancestors, and the collective dreaming of people through the centuries. These places are made special for us by what happened there, whether in our personal history or the larger history of the world.

Bodhi Day 2014: Commemorating The Enlightenment Of The Buddha

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion

Bodhi Day is a Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the Buddha achieved enlightenment, translated as bodhi in Sanskrit or Pali. Bodhi Day i...

Daily Meditation: Make Art

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Start Living Life to the Fullest: Powerful Phrases to Inspire you to Spiritual Greatness

Jesica L. Santos | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jesica L. Santos

I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.

4 Common Fears We Can All Learn To Combat

Rupa Mehta | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

We never say babies "fail" when they fall. We accept that falling is a part of the process and that they will ultimately stand up and try again. The same holds true for life. Failure gives us the crucial lessons we need to find in order to stand stronger and find new avenues for success.

On Meeting a Woman on the Way to Somewhere Else

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 01.04.2015 | Good News
Jeremiah Horrigan

I won't say I experienced some sort of transcendent moment then, that time seemed to stop and beckon me into some sort of new, spiritually enhanced state. But I will say this: Something told me the murder scene could wait for a while.

Are You Thriving or Surviving?

Laura Berger | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

But see, I unfortunately can't get you around the stark reality that dictating a life of your own is not possible without having the guts to make it happen so you can watch everyone trying to figure out how they are going to get in the pool with you.

Is Michael Keaton's Birdman Buddhist?

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Michael Keaton's palpable, frenetic energy paired with an earthly and likable humanity as an actor makes him the perfect choice for this role.

The Art of Mindfully Letting Go With Buddha's Four Noble Truths

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

By looking at these four central tenets of Buddhism we can better understand how micromanaging our circumstances can cause us to become agitated and restricted. Instead, when we learn to let go of our attachments we can transform our lives in an innovative way.

Why Do We Poke Each Other in the Heart?

Ari Andersen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion
Ari Andersen

Look at the lengths to which people have gone to force their version of reality onto others in the name of this thing we call God. Think about all the religious wars that have taken place in human history, the degree to which we have made each other suffer because we find it unacceptable that two different versions of the same thing can exist.

The Art of Listening

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Serious listening is not selective, and involves a degree of compassion. Even the Buddha knew that.