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When Photography Becomes More Than Just Taking Pictures

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

We wanted to take the best photograph ever taken in Myanmar. My guide, MM, and I were tired of the same stale images being photographed of his country over and over. We felt we could do something better and if not better at least more original. Of course we are as guilty as all the other photographers that took the same tried and true photographs, great images initially but ones that were starting to bore us.

A Positive Story About Muslims and an Example for All of Us

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

Photograph by Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. In 1937 the Muslim Free Hospital was established in Rangon, Burma. It was created by a group of Muslim...

With Happiness, Don't Go for a Gusher @HuffPostBlog

James Baraz | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
James Baraz

So if you're trying to cultivate genuine happiness within yourself, you might consider letting go of trying to experience a gusher of intensity. Awakening joy comes naturally from truly appreciating the simple moments of well-being in our lives.

An Atheist, A Christian, and a Buddhist Walk Into a Bar

Andy Braner | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion
Andy Braner

Each panelist told their own story about how they came to believe the belief system they held to be true, and I was overwhelmed by the sense of honesty in the room.

Photographing the Young Monks of Myanmar

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 01.09.2015 | World
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

After picking up my visa and exchanging some U.S. dollars for kyat I stepped out of the airport into the steam that is Yangon, Myanmar, during the monsoon season. A time of year good for photographers to avoid those unsightly tourists that invade a viewfinder during picture taking or worse not seen until the proofs appear on screen.

The Mind: Your Life's CEO

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

The mind is very much like the CEO of our life. It has almost total control of how we feel, our emotions and how we respond to the stimuli around us. This naturally spills over onto our personal relationships and overall health.

Tibetan Monks Plagued By Cyber Attacks Pledging To 'Detach From Attachments'

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER and ASHWINI BHATIA | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion

DHARAMSALA, India (AP) — Buffeted by persistent cyberattacks, Tibetan monks are giving new meaning to their ancient creed: Detach from attachments. ...

Carol Kuruvilla

The Dalai Lama Gives New Yorkers A Lesson On Wisdom As Opponents Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

NEW YORK -- As protesters milled on the sidewalk outside, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama took center stage at the Beacon Theater on Monday with a le...

Reincarnation and Karma: How It All Works

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.08.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Do we only live once? It all depends on one's perspective.

The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.

The Nest of the Red Dragon, South of France

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 09.09.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Perched on a cliff overlooking the natural park of mountainous Haut-Languedoc, the rooms here have unbeatable views.

Daily Meditation: Every Step Of Your Path

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion

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

Don't Shoot the Second Arrow!

Susan Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Apparently, the Buddhists say that any time we suffer misfortune, two arrows fly our way. The first arrow is the actual bad event, which can can, indeed, cause pain. The second arrow is the suffering. That's actually optional. The second arrow represents our reaction to the bad event.

Burma is at a Crossroads? Again?

Jack Healey | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

That there has been major change happening is certainly true. But much more needs to be done, and as quickly as possible in some areas. The very nature of human rights suggests (or certainly should suggest) that they are universal and irrevocable.

I Recommend You Suffer Through This One

Dirk Hughes | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion
Dirk Hughes

We Westerners often think this is bullshit, that suffering can be neutralized by success. We think that if we can just acquire enough -- things, money, blessings, self-improvement techniques, meditation books -- we can defeat suffering in this life. Well, we're wrong.

Muslims Need to Speak Out Against Persecution

Imam Muhammad Musri | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Imam Muhammad Musri

Unfortunately, because our many expressions of moral outrage don't fit the stereotype the media seeks, and because love and moderation are far less effective than hate and extremism in "selling" news, much of what we say never gets reported.

Former Monk Shares Powerful Lesson On Compassion

OWN | Posted 12.13.2013 | OWN

Jack Kornfield is considered one of the founding fathers of Buddhism in the United States. For 40 years, this former monk and best-selling author has ...

Dim Prospects for Peace in Southern Thailand

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since February of this year the Malaysian government has sponsored talks in Kuala Lumpur (KL) with the aim of ending the bloodshed that has plagued southern Thailand for nearly a decade.

Twelve Angry Men: What're They So Pissed Off About Anyway?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Anger is a complex emotion. It can help us survive (the infant fought off the assailant with her bare baby hands!); it can lead us towards justice (no justice, no peace!); it can make us sick (after years of incarceration, now cancer). So it's only fitting that a play titled Twelve Angry Men.

Playing Our Way to Wisdom

Gwen Gordon | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Gwen Gordon

Like meditation, after play the world looks brighter, clearer and more delightful.

On Being In The Moment

Kripalu | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Our survival instinct -- fight, flight, or freeze -- doesn't naturally create space for mercy and compassion in day-to-day living. The ego, encapsulated in the Buddhist notion Noah describes, gets agitated by the open heart that is necessary for forgiveness.

Tassajara: Louis Vuitton Goes to Woodstock

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

Carmel, Calif. -- When my girlfriends and I first showed up at Tassajara, the vibe was not welcoming. In fact, the other 35 or so guests and employee...

Buddhist School for Girls in Thailand

Ann Purcell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Ann Purcell

Something special is happening in Thailand. Over 400 girls are blossoming like beautiful lotuses at the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School -- the first Buddhist boarding school for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Texas Theocracy: Today They Destroyed the Republican Party

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

God was nowhere near the signing of that bill into law today in Texas -- nor was the Constitution of the United States of America.

Jet-Setting Buddhist Monk Shocks Country With Scandal

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion

BANGKOK — He's known as Thailand's jet-setting fugitive monk, and his story has riveted the country with daily headlines of lavish excess, promi...