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When Wisdom Is the Source of Our Power

Marianne Williamson | Posted 10.25.2014 | Religion
Marianne Williamson

Whether we are sending guns or we are sending prayers, as a nation we must surround ourselves with a spiritual dome to stave off the arrows of hatred now coming our way. America needs enlightenment, not necessarily as a path to pacifism but as a path to power.

Siddhartha the Musical is Inspiring!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Many, many years ago, like every other college student in the world I read Herman Hesse's novel, Siddhartha...but in my case, it did much to change...

Think You Can Create A Better Religion? Prove It

Posted 10.09.2013 | Comedy

Did a voice from the sky recently ask you to sacrifice your son? Maybe you're the next Abraham. Have you ever been crucified and then resurrected? May...

Right View: Seeing The World Through Buddha's Eyes

Lewis Richmond | Posted 07.15.2013 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

Seeing the world through Buddha's eyes is the work of a lifetime, one that constantly needs to be renewed at every life stage and in every societal circumstance.

Celebrating Bodhi Day For The 21st Century

Lewis Richmond | Posted 02.07.2013 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

Living in the light of humility, kindness and compassion is the deep lesson and timeless inspiration of Bodhi Day. When we celebrate Bodhi Day this year I hope that we can celebrate it as a 21st century holiday, embracing the full weight of Buddhism's long history without being limited by it.

Students Meet Sid -- Siddhartha, That Is!

Claudia Ricci | Posted 02.07.2012 | Books
Claudia Ricci

If you're on a spiritual quest to find your SELF, or even if you're not, you might enjoy reading Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha.

The Purpose Of Buddhist Meditation Is To Be Real

Lewis Richmond | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

Most religion, including Buddhism, offers an escape from reality, rather than a transforming insight about it. But Dharma is not like that. It is about what is true and real.

Teen Angst Reads: Books That Rocked Your World At 16...But Fall Flat Now | Nina MacLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We all have a few: the books we read when we were young that altered everything. These were the world-changers, the reality-definers, the stories you ...

Sankai Juku (studio by the mountain and the sea)

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jack Schimmelman

used by permission of Sankai Juku In 1975 I was sitting in the balcony of the Elgin Theatre one electric Manhattan midnight watching through the ha...