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Buddhism Spirituality

Some Perspective: The Buddha Had Flaws, Too

Tara Brach | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Our most habitual and compelling feelings and thoughts define the core of who we think we are. If we are caught in the trance of unworthiness, we experience that core as flawed.

A Meditation On Motorcycles: Buddhism And Bringing Light To Dark Places

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

It is the work of a true bodhisattva, or open-hearted warrior, to go into the darkest aspects of our society in the hopes that he or she can be a light for all to see.

Letting the Water Settle

Locke Rush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Locke Rush

Zen has in it a secret, which is that the attitude you have, your spiritual state, can transform profoundly the everyday mundane action into the transcendent.

I Do? Love, Buddhism and Marriage Vows

Susan Piver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

Problems arise when you try to replace your actual partner with who you wish he or she was, because they always figure out a way to tell you how unlike your projection they really are.

The Buddha Wasn't a Buddhist

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

The Buddha's teachings today still describe a deeply personal inner journey that's spiritual, yes, but not religious. The Buddha wasn't a god -- he wasn't even a Buddhist.

On The Road With Krishna Das

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

this week I'm on tour playing guitar with Krishna Das. Hanging with KD and the posse is always about dharma and music mixed together --- my favorite combo.

Exclusive Interview With Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting. We worry too much. We don't allow our bodies to heal, and we don't allow our minds and hearts to heal. Meditation can help us.