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Chogyam Trungpa

Series: Moving Through Tragic Events, 4 'Spiritual Hacks' -- #2 Resist The Urge To Fortify

Marianne Messina | Posted 07.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marianne Messina

While I find this a tall order, one that I may never fill, this concept of warriorship offers me a sense of the direction, the "True North" of the practice. It also serves as a different reference point from what familiar bromides offer.

Series: Moving Through Tragic Events -- 4 'Spiritual Hacks'

Marianne Messina | Posted 07.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marianne Messina

Diving into meditation with Pema Chodron and Chogyam Trungpa, I learned things that might as likely carry me through a horrific news climate as through personal tragedy. So I thought the observations deserved a breakout into successive posts. Up next: The urge to fortify.

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Soufflé

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 10.05.2012 | Impact
Robin Amos Kahn

The quality of one's life is not determined by the circumstances. Is life perfect? No. I still manage to hit rough patches, or as friends say, "Oh great, another f-&*king growth opportunity."

Work, Sex and Money -- The Dharma of Everyday Living

David Nichtern | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

For me to be able to present a workshop based on early mindfulness teachings is a big thrill. The material at the time was so juicy, and it still is. It's about making everyday life the root of your dharma practice, not just incidental events that happen while you're trying to get enlightened.

The Commodification of Yoga: The Perfect, the Good and the Spiritual

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

There is no way to bring a "spiritual" service into a market economy without it facing an insane level of unfair scrutiny. Simply put, in today's day and age, spirituality is bad branding.

The End of Lost: Death, Dharma & the Dao

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Carmichael

Lost deserves to be understood as an epic -- an infinite interlocking series of trilogies and operas articulating the transformation of consciousness through the processes of death.

How To Help Others Without Hurting Ourselves

Merete Mueller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Merete Mueller

I would so much rather know that I am getting all of a person --especially a person that I love so dearly -- than have it be easy and know that I was only seeing the surface of them.

The Magic Of Winter Solstice: Celebrating A Different Holiday

Kiri Westby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kiri Westby

Though our extended family would send Christmas gifts and I knew about Santa and his reindeer, the real magic for me came during the Winter Solstice.

Enlighten Up Your Inbox: Chogyam Trungpa Free, Weekly "Ocean of Dharma" Quotes

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

Read these brief quotes and you just might find yourself slowing down, smelling the roses--becoming kinder to yourself and others, more efficient, less stressed all the time--and get busy living life fully.

Pema Chodron: How To Do Tonglen, A Meditation Practice For Difficult Times

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

I grew up knowing Pema Chodron (the second most popular Buddhist in America, after that Dalai Lama guy). Or, rather, she knew me (I was just a little kid running around not paying attention to anything).