At a time of worldwide challenges, altruism is an ever-more-urgent necessity. Whether we pursue a spiritual path or not, the first task we have to set for ourselves is to become better human beings.
Compassion -- The Course For 10 years, I've been teaching a college course called Compassion. We study the lives of the great exemplars of compassi...
For many years I spent New Year's eve reflecting on the events of the year drawing to a close and New Year's day clarifying my plans and aspirations f...
You've worked so hard to make a happy holiday season for the people you love -- the rest of us have no idea what it's taken you to get to this point. ...
In the context of the "Mindfulness Revolution", mindfulness has been introduced to many college and university campuses as an element of classroom activities, student clubs, and offerings from wellness centers.
How do you learn courage in a society full of fear? This question was addressed at the 14th World Peace Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
I found Nicky Vreeland and the film "Monk With A Camera" to be wildly inspirational and life-affirming. If you are looking for a beautiful, transformational story, then don't miss it!
At this time of the year, we are consumed with consumerism. What are we going to get? What are we going to buy for so and so? Will all this result in a truly happy time? Happiness, what is it?
As we mark the anniversary of that heart-breaking event of Dec. 14, 2012, her words echo in my mind and prompt me to re-post the meditation I wrote at the time, "Light in the Darkness."
Kindness is the best gift. You know because it gives you that welcome skip in the heart, whether you're giving or receiving. Yet in this time of frantic holiday making, kindness can get lost along the way.
Anyone who measures his or her self-worth by the facade he or she fabricates on the Internet -- or by his or her material possessions and status symbols -- or by the Facebook and Instagram LIKEs he or she receives for posting selfies -- is a disaster looking for a place to happen.
The world Jewish community and Israel's non-Jewish allies need to wake up. Israel is under vicious attack at European, American, South African, Australian, and Canadian Universities. It's a battle we can win if we step up our game on campus and begin to courageously fight back.
I have selected 75 phrases that have had a profound impact in my life throughout the years. It is my sincere hope that they will deeply inspire you to reach a higher level of awareness and lasting fulfillment in your life in all the realms.
Last week His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama came to Princeton University and met with a select group of students to discuss part of the University's informal motto, "In the service of all nations."
It's now been 20 years since I've had a panic attack. Although the depression continues, I work through it daily on my yoga mat -- most days that works. My mother takes her daily dose of anti-depressant pills, and for the last 10 years I can't remember seeing her so content.
According to the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation November 13th is World Kindness Day. And while it's good to choose kindness 365 days a year, it's nice to have one day reserved as a reminder.