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Eastern Philosophy

Introduction to Kundalini: The Yoga of Awareness

James McCrae | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
James McCrae

Today's polished yoga centers and Bikram studios are only the latest incarnation of a tradition that has adapted to fit changing cultures for thousands of years. Nations have risen and fallen. Religions have come and gone. The apple of ideas has passed from Eve to Newton to Jobs. But yoga, in some form or another, has remained.

Carolyn Gregoire

5 Ways Modern Science Is Embracing Ancient Indian Wisdom | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.16.2014 | Science

The embrace of Eastern philosophy and mysticism in the West has a long history, from the writings of "the first American yogi" Henry David Thoreau, to...

This Great Eastern Philosopher Reminds Us Of The Pleasure Of Simplicity

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

In the West, we have a vague sense that poetry is good for our ‘souls’, making us sensitive and wiser. Yet we don’t always know how this should ...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: The Space Around Thoughts -- Mind the Gap

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Life. Running here and there. Preoccupied with this and that. Swept away by one thought or another. We barely have time enough to notice time pass...

From Prophet to Profit: A Woman's Business Weapon

Caryn Chow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Small Business
Caryn Chow

My grandmother raised four kids, and became a single parent when my grandfather passed on and my younger uncle was a tender 14. Learning to become profitable was not something she even thought about. She was "savvy" before savvy was a "business" household name.

Rumi and Emerson: A Bridge Between the West and the Muslim World

Craig Considine | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Jalalud'din Rumi and Ralph Waldo Emerson's love for everyone and everything, regardless of who or what they were, shows that non-Muslims and Muslims are not as different as many people imagine.

Confucius Say, 'YOLO!'

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

The goal is the fulfillment of a life of learning such that one comes to accord with the Way of Heaven, not in some eschatological point beyond life, but within one's life itself. And what of the afterlife? Simply of no concern and thus no articulation.

The Global Citizen Forum

Isha Judd | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Isha Judd

By focusing on the common source inherent in each individual, instead of on the differences that separate us, we can begin to transform the world around us from the inside out.

Cultivating the Pefection of Wisdom

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

Wisdom is the Bodhisattva perfection that brings true and lasting happiness as well as the end of all suffering. With the attainment of this virtue, a Bodhisattva becomes a fully-enlightened being. He or she knows, from experience, the complete path to enlightenment.

Winter Solstice: A Confucian View

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

Where world religions are often seen to incorporate the metaphor of darkness and light, little has been considered of a Confucian view of darkness and light or the nadir of light at Winter Solstice.

I'm With Stupid: Mastering the Physically Impossible Yoga Pretzel

Todd Hartley | Posted 12.05.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I went to a yoga class for the first time in my life the other day, and if you knew me, you'd already be laughing. I'm not exactly the yoga type.

The Simple Life: Confucius As Taoist?

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

As with every religious tradition, there are often stereotypes that frequently belie the subtlety or complexity of a worldview to the detriment of a full understanding of its teachings and practices.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- The Season Finale

James Napoli | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

So, you think you're enlightened? So did our three intrepid inanimate objects at the end of our previous episode. But if you don't stay conscious, enl...

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- Part Nine

James Napoli | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

You are not alone in your quest for enlightenment. The three most neurotic inanimate objects in the universe are on the same quest. And in the latest...

Mindful in the Modern Age of Technology

Vaishali | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Mindfulness at its best rests in the present moment without an agenda. It is pure awareness minus the tyranny of the intellect.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- Part Eight

James Napoli | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

So, you often find yourself wondering about why we are all here and what it all means. Well, you are not alone.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- Part Seven

James Napoli | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

In this episode, the discussion branches off into art and creativity. Surely the desire to express ourselves cannot be excluded from any argument about the purpose of existence?

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- Part Six

James Napoli | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

All this time, you have secretly known exactly what you need. And that is to watch inanimate objects discuss the meaning of existence.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- Part Five

James Napoli | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

When you are seeking inner peace, sometimes nothing else will do but to watch a rock, a piece of paper and a pair of scissors discuss the meaning of life.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- Part Four

James Napoli | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

You need to see inanimate objects discussing the meaning of life. This series of videos features inanimate objects discussing the meaning of life. Talk about a win-win.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- Part Three

James Napoli | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where you feel like the old paradigms just aren't cutting it? Have you entertained the thought that maybe "all is vanity and striving after wind"?

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- Part Two

James Napoli | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

Does all suffering come from desire? What is desire, anyway? What would we be without it? The debate continues in this, the second installment of an ongoing philosophical discussion among three strangely-vocal inanimate objects.

Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue on Who We Are

James Napoli | Posted 04.30.2012 | Healthy Living
James Napoli

This is a genuine inquiry into the nature of life, desire, suffering and happiness. I hope you will enjoy taking this philosophical journey with the three most neurotic, supposedly non-sentient beings in the universe.

Ubuntu: Applying African Philosophy in Building Community

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The philosophy of Ubuntu derives from a Nguni word, ubuntu meaning "the quality of being human." Ubuntu manifests itself through various human acts, clearly visible in social, political, and economic situations, as well as among family.

New Year's Resolution: A Confucian View

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

The point of a resolution is the establishment of a goal and the commitment to that goal. We want to be a better person whatever our religious or non-religious persuasion and we make a resolution to pursue ways to fulfill that goal.