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Why Self-Compassion Is Harder For Spiritual People

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

Self-compassion is often a challenge on the spiritual path Listen to today's guided meditation here. When we step onto the path toward becoming our b...

Why I Believe Everyone Should Learn Mindfulness and Meditation to Save Lives and Save the World

Andrea Pennington, M.D. | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Pennington, M.D.

This is a long overdue update on my Mom + background info on my passion for teaching meditation. Enjoy! Over the last year I have opened up about the...

The Two Tiers of Buddhist Loving-Kindness Practice

Steven Schwartzberg | Posted 03.18.2016 | Religion
Steven Schwartzberg

At the most basic level, metta is an exercise, a training. It's a "what if" experiment to test how it might feel to strengthen my capacity for loving-kindness, to nudge my kindness beyond its currently constricted borders.

How to Love Donald Trump (Without Losing Your Soul): One Buddhist's Point of View.

Susan Piver | Posted 03.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Piver

During this election cycle in the US, I find tremendous cause for hate. Spoiler alert: I HATE Donald Trump--hate him with a passion I would otherwise ...

3 Surprising Ways to Feel More Loved

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 02.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Christine Carter, PhD

Are you focused on romantic love this Valentine's Day? If so, you're missing an opportunity! Building stronger connections with those around us can lead to a happier, healthier, more successful, and easier life.

Buddhism, Icicles, and Trying to Love Your Enemies

Steven Schwartzberg | Posted 01.18.2016 | Religion
Steven Schwartzberg

It's often said that Buddhism is built on two core principles - wisdom and compassion. On intensive meditation retreats, I spend most of my time engaged in wisdom-based practice, with mindfulness at the root.

Can't Sleep? Try Meditation

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Meditation, and mindfulness practices in general, are scientifically proven antidotes to anxiety and stress, as they are about focusing the mind on what is rather than allowing the anxiety or stress itself to take over, and lead the mind into labyrinths of self-judgment, comparison, regret and other rumination.

Does Meditation Work? Part I: Defining the Practice

Ted Cadsby | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Ted Cadsby

So do any of these forms of meditation achieve their putative benefits? There are two ways to answer this question. The first is to examine the scientific evidence and the second is to consider subjective accounts from the many practitioners. Each perspective points in a slightly different direction; they are both explored in Part II: The Evidence.

Got Anger? The Secret to (Mostly) Calming Your Parental Rage

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

My thoughts told me I was a terrible mother for my anger. I would spiral deeper into a hole. I couldn't see the light. I was fighting myself. I couldn't handle this ugly part of me. I had to change. But anger gets stronger when we fight with it, when we reject it.

Maturing Whole: The Beautiful Books of David Richo

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 04.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Traci L. Slatton

Years ago, while running an errand, I encountered a woman on the sidewalk whom I know. She and I each have reason to feel disgruntled with the other.

Reflections on the Many Dimensions of Love (Part 1)

Joel and Michelle Levey | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel and Michelle Levey

"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for whic...

Your Truest Friend Resides Inside Your Own Heart

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

As we age, it seems that fighting with friends becomes less necessary or even possible. There are fewer matters worth fighting about and even fewer wo...

Today's Buddha Doodle - Love and Abundance

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.15.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - How to Keep Boredom Away

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - How To Change Your Future

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.09.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle -- Just Perfect Like You

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.08.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Walking Meditation

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.03.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Through Thick And Thin

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Share this with a friend!

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Do This In Public

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Let Love

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.11.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Meditation and Mindfulness

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

Many long-time meditators have watched the rise in popularity of meditation and mindfulness with great interest. For decades the research into meditat...

Whose No. 1 Valentine Are You?

Dr. Tiffany Chow | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany Chow

This dharma or philosophical and spiritual teaching about love is a wonderful way to approach the world, and many people automatically go out of their way for others, whether those are family members, friends, or even strangers.

Mindfulness: Has Your Ego Slipped Inside Your Witness?

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Mindfulness is more than a social media trend. True mindfulness is a challenge that requires the fierceness of an awareness warrior, but it is a challenge that is well worth the effort.

Stop Hating Yourself for Hating Vacation

Nancy Colier | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Something amazing happened on this holiday. It seems that all the years of spiritual practice kind of kicked in. When I stopped judging myself for the experience I was having, stopped hating myself for hating vacation, I discovered two wonderful things: humor and compassion.