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8 Gateways To Greater Happiness

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Happiness grows from a state of mind -- a perspective about life and your engagement with it, and the actions you take to support your happiness.

The Bodhi Tree and Community

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Buddhist meditation has helped me deal with disappointment. But I still felt devastated when I learned that the owners of the Bodhi Tree are closing their iconic West Hollywood bookstore.

Finding Buddha In A Back Spasm

Jim Watkins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Watkins

I've gotten a greater appreciation of how pain--the non-life threatening, localized, physical kind of pain that something like a back spasm causes--can be gateway into the world of moment-to-moment awareness.

Breathing in the Buddha

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Clothier

Documentary photographer Alan Brigish's Breathing in the Buddha is "a photographic exploration of Buddhist life in Indochina." The photographs are absolutely gorgeous.

Healing the Spirit/Matter Split

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

The greatest area of split and misunderstanding, which I discover among my friends and other writers and teachers, is the split between the longing of the spirit and material desire.

Avatar: An Anti-War Film Challenges Us to "Be All That You Can Be"

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

An avatar is a being of matchless integrity, and every culture has examples like Abraham, Moses, Miriam, Zoroaster, Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, Mary, Mohammed, Fatimah, Chief Joseph, Nan'yehi.

What The Buddha Would Say To Sarah Palin

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

At the moment, Palin is touring the country to promote her book, which has a very large number of words in it, but not all of them are necessarily either true or kind.

Jesus Didn't Have a Cellphone...

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

One of the greatest potholes today to people living in a relaxing condition in their day-to-day life, is the sense of wanting to compare ourselves to historical figures and "spiritual heros" from the past.

Learning To Go With The Flow: What Ted Kennedy, Michael Jackson, And The Buddha Have To Teach Us About Resistance

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Just putting the names Ted Kennedy, Michael Jackson, and Buddha in the same title might seem like quite a tossed salad. In a way, it's true. And, ye...

8 Steps To Bounce Back To Your Best

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"...keep knocking, and the Joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who's there." - Rumi On Monday, I struck the bottom of my c...

Why It May No Longer Help to Be a Liberal

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

Can we step out of our identities that are constantly looking for ways to justify themselves and to put down the other, and open to a deeper presence and wisdom?

Emily Dickinson and the Buddha vs. the WWF

Dean Sluyter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dean Sluyter

When the dream of self dissolves, we awake and see that the true church is wherever we are.

'Is There a Doctor in the House?'

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Of all the words I've heard in the past few days, the ones that spoke most deeply to me were these aboard the returning Amtrak train to Seattle: "Is there a doctor on board?" Believe me, I was invested in the answer.

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?

Gay Marriage: What Would Buddha Do?

James Shaheen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Shaheen

Buddhism is perhaps even more diverse than Christianity. In fact, the differences among schools can be so vast that some scholars consider them different religions.

It's Official: Nobody's Cool. (Kerouac Posthumously Blows It)

Dean Sluyter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dean Sluyter

But cool as an outer pose, as an attitude you can cop, is dead. When the truly cool people show up in your life, you won't recognize them -- they'll be too cool for that.

Sid - The Rebel Saint - Part II

Noah Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Noah Levine

(con't from Part I) He sought out all of the spiritual masters of his time. He studied with several great Hindu masters and learned all of the practi...

Buddhist Advice For Tough Times... via Sakyong Mipham

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

When our news is filled with the karmic results of our "Greed is Good!" ways (AIG, Merril Lynch, Madoff and Ponzi schemes), I personally find it helpful to turn back to my Buddhist tradition.

What Buddha Might Say To Bill O'Reilly

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What's with Bill O'Reilly? He does not seem to know what he is saying! Ed was at a Dalai Lama talk in London when the Dalai Lama said, "People say t...

Orthoskepsis: When Too Much Thinking Is A Bad Thing

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

We're always thinking, of our health, finances, family, friends, environment, politics, and so on. We think of ways to improve, earn more, get ahead ...

What Buddha Might Say To Barack Obama

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

There is a story of a Buddhist monk who meditated for many years on the quality of patience. He was immersed in everything to do with patience. One da...

What's Your Poison?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Economic greed and fear are two sides of the same coin. When things start getting better, will the preoccupation with money also abate? Or will fear simply be replaced by another cycle of greed?

What Buddha Might Say To George Bush (And Us)

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

If a bull goes straight when the herd is crossing a road, then they will all go straight because he leads the way. The same among people. If the one w...

Wanna Check out Buddhism? Top 10 Buddhist Teachers Living in America.

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

Get thee to an eco meditation cushion, if only for a few minutes each morning before the day's madness ensues, and if you need a jump-start of inspiration or a little training, check out one of these Buddhist teachers.

It's Time for Some Loving Kindness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

In the last week we have been witnessing a huge amount of hateful and vicious language and behavior in the election. Despite promising to run a positi...