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Curious Cats, Blind Men And Elephants: How To End America's Political Armageddon

Living Room Conversations | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

What if it's a lie that "curiosity killed the cat"? What if curiosity is just what we now need to save that lost cat named America?

The Buddha Part II: What He Got Right and What He Got Wrong

Ted Cadsby | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

There are many elements of Gautama's philosophy that are compelling and useful, but some of his main ideas are antiquated and riddled with irreconcilable contradictions. It's worthwhile separating what he got right from what he got wrong.

What Would Buddha Do About the Terrorist Attack in Paris?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.15.2015 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

We need wisdom in sorting out our feelings and our alternatives in the wake of this most recent terrorist attach. And the Buddha's wisdom - some 2500 years old - has certainly stood the test of time. Let us ask: What would the Buddha do in response to a terrorist attack?

The Buddha Part I: Did He Invent Anything New?

Ted Cadsby | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

Gautama claimed that he did not create the Four Noble Truths (the centerpiece of his philosophy) but that he rediscovered this crucial but forgotten ancient wisdom. Meditation is the vehicle through which we discover and embrace these four truths -- the only metaphysical truths available to us -- which are not simply insights, but prescriptions for being.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 24. A Buddhist View of Attachment Parenting.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

After all the warnings, I was duly scared about the sleep thing. And it's true. I have not slept more than a few hours in a row for months. But what nobody tells you is how much joy you feel.

Indian Tolerance: The View from Outside

Kadira Pethiyagoda | Posted 11.09.2015 | World
Kadira Pethiyagoda

The election loss in the heartland state came after a period of intense debate over tolerance and India's national identity. Attacks on minorities and rationalists, combined with communalist rhetoric and religion-based policies aggravated India's long simmering 'culture-wars.'

2,500 Year Old Meditation of Limitless Awareness

Josh Korda | Posted 11.02.2015 | Religion
Josh Korda

The following meditation is my interpretation of the Buddha's wonderful teaching known as The "Cula-Suññata" (The Shorter Discourse on Emptiness). I...

We Are All Responsible

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Matthieu Ricard

As for global responsibility, we need to increase our awareness of the interdependent nature of our world: each of our actions is fundamentally interconnected with everything else. The Buddha taught that we are not separate, but instead exist as part of a web of living beings.

What the Buddha Might Say to 'the Donald'

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The Buddha clearly taught about the dangers of greed, hatred and ignorance, what he called the three poisons, that Trump seems to display quite frequently.

It's Okay to Go Within as Long as You Remember to Come Back Out... or Does It Matter?

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

Now more than ever, I believe, has the once Buddha-like lifestyle crept into mainstream living as just a way of being, and it is almost as if it has b...

Asia's Most Amazing Buddhas

Trippy | Posted 09.11.2015 | Travel

From the bespectacled to the bubbly, the daunting to the daring, Asia's Buddhas are among its most extraordinary cultural, artistic, and of course, spiritual attractions. With this in mind, the members of travel website offer their favorite places to pay homage.

Whose Truth Are You Living?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, Or who said it, Unless it agrees with your own reason And your own common sense." ~ Buddha I wonder h...

Lumeria Maui: An Unforgettable Portal in the Pacific

Greg Archer | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Greg Archer

Maui. Sunshine. Adventure. What's not to like? After all, the beaches and sites on the Hawaiian Islands' next-to-youngest entity (The Big Island) are a plenty that many writers have been spotlighting them in books and magazines for quite some time.

The Working Models Behind Stress and Low Self-Esteem

Josh Korda | Posted 08.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Josh Korda

We all operate in life in accordance with internal belief systems or "internal working models." These models are a collection of expectations and ass...

I'm Just Saying... What Am I Saying?

Reetu Gupta | Posted 08.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Reetu Gupta

I'm just saying.... One of today's catch phrases. But what people do not realize is whatever you 'just say' has the effect to change you, change oth...

Take Really Good Care of Your Self

Josh Korda | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Josh Korda

If we understand that we are capable of change, we feel empowered to practice developing patience, tolerance, kindness to self and others.

5 Ways to Do Hipster Right

Joni Edelman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Comedy
Joni Edelman

Grow beard. Added points for handlebar mustache. Double points for man bun. Triple points for man bun messier than your wife's.

Not My Monkey, Not My Circus

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy Gottberg

I have a habit of being almost fanatical about my commitments. If I say I'm going to do something, come hell or high water, I'll do it. For the most...

The Fork In the Road to Enlightenment

Frank Giustra | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Have you ever tried to achieve a Buddha like level of enlightenment? I tried once and lasted less than 24 hours. Too many other distractions were getting in the way, like my work commitments and a real estate purchase I was trying to close.

Michael Jordan's Mindfulness Meditation Coach: The Secret Weapon of Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and You

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Woo-woo or not, compassion is needed today more than ever, and perhaps mindfulness can help bring us there. Through Mumford's book, we can all learn to be Mindful Athletes in our day-to-day lives.

"Oh, My God:" The Laments of Jesus Echo Throughout All Religions

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.15.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

I've always wondered what Jesus would have said about acts perpetrated in His name. On the one hand, Christians called Jesus the Lamb of God, the Prince of Peace, and the Embodiment of Love.

Sacred Statues Destroyed By The Taliban Return As Ghostly Projections

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

A pair of sacred statues that the Taliban destroyed in Afghanistan have been recreated by enormous 3-D light projections. The Sunni Muslim Taliban ...

How Meditation and Breath of Fire Will Help You Become a Master of Your Art

swami varadan | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
swami varadan

One must enjoy their creative process. One must love their creative process. And one must be fulfilled in their creative process. Breath of Fire and Vipassana Meditation helps us achieve these goals.

How to Overcome the Fear of Death -- Two Possibilities

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

The fear of death always comes at or near the top of people's worst fears. Some psychologists believe that this is such a potent fear, we push it down...

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...