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Spiritual Bypass Bypasses Justice: Can We Make Buddhist Communities More Authentic?

Spiritual Bypass Bypasses Justice: Can We Make Buddhist Communities More Authentic?

Marisela B. Gomez, MD, PhD  06.13.2016
Maybe Karl Marx had it half right on this one; religion can be the opium of the people. The opiod effect of happiness and bliss is present...
Let Go to Become

Let Go to Become

Marta Stemberger  06. 6.2016
We, humans, have the luxury of free will. What are we choosing? The path of suffering and rejection, or a path of loving and caring? I...

On Mad Advantage: A Letter to 'The Normals' (and to the Rest of Us)

Diane R. Wiener, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.  05.25.2016
Deaf gain, rather than hearing loss, has long been theorized in capital-D-Deaf cultural spaces. Borrowing liberally from this "reframing,"...
Daily Meditation: Like Calm Water

Daily Meditation: Like Calm Water

Antonia Blumberg  05.16.2016
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness...

Appreciating the Lessons Learned

Susie Wolbe  05. 6.2016
Thank you, Thay, for helping me find a new way to think about those who have been dear to me but are no longer on this earth. As you said,...
Daily Meditation: Kiss The Earth

Daily Meditation: Kiss The Earth

Antonia Blumberg  04.25.2016
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness...
7 Profound Statements From Different Faiths On Caring For Creation

7 Profound Statements From Different Faiths On Caring For Creation

Antonia Blumberg  04.21.2016
Many religious and spiritual traditions around the world teach that nature is sacred and deserving of our tender care. Many believe...
12 Buddhist Books To Read On Your Path To Enlightenment

12 Buddhist Books To Read On Your Path To Enlightenment

Antonia Blumberg  02.29.2016
Buddhism is one of the world's oldest religions. Founded by Siddhartha Gautama, later known as the Buddha, circa the 5th century...

Healing Vigilante: Stop Making Resolutions Or Excuses, And Just Make Quiet Time

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark  02.15.2016
If you are having trouble making this time for yourself, it might be a good idea to get some external support and make some profound life...
This Buddhist Monk Is An Unsung Hero In The World's Climate Fight

This Buddhist Monk Is An Unsung Hero In The World's Climate Fight

Jo Confino  01.22.2016
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- One of the guiding forces behind the scenes of the Paris climate agreement is an 89-year-old Vietnamese Zen...

Waking Up Sick

Brandon Nappi  01.21.2016
My first impulse is resistance. I'll simply pretend that the icy pulsing around the envelope of my stomach is not happening. It's 1:48...

'I Have a Dream' -- What's Yours?

Millie Grenough  01.15.2016
Photo Credit: Plum Village Martin Luther King + Thich Nhat Hanh. When you look at the faces of these two men, what do you see? - Same?...