Here's what I ate the weekend ISIS attacked Paris: pizza on Friday night; leftover pizza for breakfast, a big bowl of buttered rice and veggies at l...
In the wake of the shock of Paris, I had allowed myself to adopt and believe what I now realize is a lie I've been telling myself - that this is the best we, the world, which includes me personally, can do, and there is no way it can or will ever get better.
Most of us think that we could never be like the Dalai Lama or come even close to winning a Nobel Peace Prize. Well, let's be honest -- we're probabl...
When you disagree with someone about something you feel strongly about, do you promptly move into high persuasion gear to try to get the person to see it your way? Doing this both creates emotional distance between the two people. It also closes off the possibility of learning something new.
I met the Dalai Lama and all he wanted to do was talk about Thomas Merton. This isn't too surprising in that we were interviewing him as part of a documentary about Merton. Nonetheless our meeting was scheduled for five minutes but fifteen minutes later His Holiness was still talking enthusiastically about his time with Merton.
Romance is all well and good as a source of artistic fodder. But the love of a father or mother for their children is presumed to be unconditional. What happens when a parent receives a stunning challenge regarding their child or delivers a startling ultimatum to their offspring? Complications quickly ensue.
A few months ago, after I celebrated my 15th anniversary as a Googler, and as I looked forward to an impending 45th birthday, it occurred to me that I don't have that many years left and I really need to focus on my two most important priorities.
In many ways this has been a fantastic year, but it has also been a year of deaths. Personally, we have experienced four deaths of human family member...
Satsang is a gathering of people seeking Truth. And while there are as many individual approaches to Truth as there are beings, there are universal ...
Last month, Dr. Kazuko Tatsumura Hillyer attended the grand opening of the Academic Building of Manjushree Tibetan Orphanage in Tawang, India that she helped finance.
Collapsing before Buddha and falling before the Pope, did not make me more religious, but in the years since it has caused me to reflect about religion -- religion in China.
There's more than enough suffering in the world already. It's time for a revolution that brings alive fearlessness, courage, compassion and love. Then we can break through the differences that separate us and cause so much loneliness and fear and actually open our arms to each other.
The movie impresses upon the audience that a few bad choices is all that separates them from a life on the streets. The sex symbol became invisible once he held out a cup for money. He was only recognized twice in 21 days of filming.
There was a time in my life I would have agreed. I would have felt, for example, that to even respect another religion would be to compromise my own. Today, however, I realize that was an expression of my insecurity, not a compromise of my faith.
The Buddha clearly taught about the dangers of greed, hatred and ignorance, what he called the three poisons, that Trump seems to display quite frequently.
When Pope Francis, in his historic speech to Congress, spotlighted Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton, I let out a shout -- and no wonder. Just minutes before, I had finished the pitch to a literary agent for my book project.