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2 Important Things You Need To Unlock Your Full Potential

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.23.2015 | OWN

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Living with a Joyful Spirit and a Wise Heart

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Religion
Michaela Haas

For us in the West especially, where there is so much self-judgment, ambition and confusion. To have compassion and loving kindness be the basis for wise attention changes everything.

Nov.15th: A Meeting of the Mindful

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Sigman

A momentous meeting of the mindful will take place this Sunday (November 15) when pioneers of the Western meditation and mindfulness movements come to...

Daily Meditation: Find The Good In Others

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.30.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

A Meeting of the Mindful

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Sigman

A momentous meeting of the mindful will take place November 15 when pioneers of the Western meditation and mindfulness movements come together for Liv...

How to Find the Right Mindfulness Teacher for You

Ira Israel | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

When I meet fellow mindfulness teachers I sometimes ask, "What do you think the difference is between mindfulness and Buddhism? If the teacher starts prattling on about brain states and alpha waves and prefrontal cortexs and amygdalas, I will wish him or her the best and quietly excuse myself.

Carolyn Gregoire

Buddhist Teacher Jack Kornfield On Cultivating Gratitude Through Mindfulness | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living

In some Buddhist traditions, there's a prayer in which one makes a rather unusual request of the universe: Bring me challenges and obstacles. "In ...

Meditation Simplified: Why It's the Wisest Investment in Yourself

Chiyoko Osborne | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Chiyoko Osborne

"But how do you start meditating?" Like riding a bike, you're not going to get it on the first go. You need training wheels and then someone holding the seat while you wobble down the street.

It's Possible: Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 05.28.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Why An Ivy League Grad Decided To Become A Monk

OWN | Posted 12.18.2013 | OWN

Jack Kornfield was raised in a Jewish home with a father he says had an explosive, violent temper. During his childhood, Kornfield sought refuge in bo...

How To Stop Worry And Fear In Their Tracks

OWN | Posted 12.16.2013 | OWN

In today's fast-paced world, it can be easy to focus more on what's down the road than what's in front of you. Though living in the present is often a...

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 ...

Redford and Other Leaders Encourage Americans to Say No to Dirty Fuels and Yes to Clean Energy

Frances Beinecke | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

I know clean energy solutions exist that can reduce dangerous carbon pollution and strengthen our economy at the same time. But even as we unite behind sustainable technologies, we have to mobilize and stop the dirtiest projects -- projects like tar sands oil.

InsightLA: 10 Years of Good Dharma

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

This fall, InsightLA celebrates its 10th anniversary -- a decade during which Trudy and an ever-growing band of colleagues have helped change the lives of thousands of Angelenos.

Tending The Fire Of Spiritual Practice

Rabbi Yael Levy | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Levy

This is a fire of devotion, connection, awareness. The flames bring light that helps us see where we are and who we are meant to be. We tend this fire through practice, through mitzvot: acts of connection and love.

10 Ways Meditation Can Change Your Life

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

I'm just an ordinary person who couldn't sit still for an hour when she first signed up for a Vipassana retreat yet has benefitted tremendously from the simple and challenging practice.

HuffPost Religion Round-Up: September 18-24

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Science and religion, Bourgeois Buddhists, Unemployment and God, Troy Davis, and asking Is That All there Is?.. It has been a busy week on HuffPost Religion.

Jack Kornfield: 'A Lamp In the Darkness' (EXCERPT)

Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion

Editors Note: Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist teacher and has been a practitioner for over 40 years. The following is an excerpt from his book 'A Lamp In...

Jaweed Kaleem

Dalai Lama Hosts Massive Peace Festival In Washington, D.C. | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.05.2011 | Religion

As the Dalai Lama celebrated his 76th birthday Wednesday, he didn't do it from his home in the Himalayan hills. Instead, there was an elaborate parade...

Jaweed Kaleem

What Is The Future Buddhism In America? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2012 | Religion

GARRISON, N.Y. -- Backed by the nation’s largest Buddhist magazines and meditation centers, a recent invite-only gathering at an old monastery in th...

A 500-Year Plan For Humanity's Mental Health

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Altruistic acts need to be introduced into our mental health plans. If you choose some way to help future generations and you're involved on an ongoing basis, you will absolutely benefit psychologically.

The Buddha's Teachings About The Soul

Lewis Richmond | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

The whole truth is not so simple. At the heart of the Buddha's teaching is something not graspable by intellect alone, not expressible in words alone, not comprehensible by logic alone.

A Mindful Response to Egypt: Save the Children

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Now more than ever, the children of Egypt are in the midst of violent clashes putting them at risk for death, injury or psychological trauma. The children still need our help!

Meditation or Medication? Or Both?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

A decade ago, having recently begun Buddhist meditation practice, I attended a lecture/Q&A with a Tibetan master at a Buddhist center in Hollywood. Th...

My Mind Has A Mind Of Its Own

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

We hear President Obama recently went on a two-week meditation retreat that wasn't made public. A source close to the President's mind confided some o...