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On Beyonce, Putin and Breaking Through Our Growing Illusion of Powerlessness

Lisa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa Bennett

Afraid and powerless is an awful combination, especially when it seems other people, mainly the rich and famous, have all the power. But there is another deep, perhaps less often spoken truth these days: And that is, we still want and need to make a difference.

The Apple Watch: Changing the Face of Time

Martin Boroson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Technology
Martin Boroson

It's worth taking a bit of time to consider how such a radical new timekeeping device might affect the quality of our time -- for the way we experience time and the stories we spin about time are deeply influenced by whatever technology we use to keep time and tell time.

Keep Your Mind in Shape

Doyeon Park | Posted 03.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Doyeon Park

Once a week, I step on a scale that measures not only my weight, but also percentages of body fat, body water and muscle mass. When I see these number...

Goals, Rainbows and Gold

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 02.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Claudine Chicheportiche

People usually set goals because they want the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. This is awesome, and pots of gold are too. But the problem with only focusing on having that pot of gold is that you completely miss the rainbow you followed to get there.

How a Non-Fanatic Female Found Football Zen During the Super Bowl

Tree Franklyn | Posted 04.07.2015 | Sports
Tree Franklyn

While I never shared or understood his passion, it seemed important to him that I at least took some interest in it. But after several attempts to understand the game, even after he explained the rules to me a million times, I just couldn't get into it.

Snow Zen

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

Every winter could use a blizzard. Not for the lines for groceries or the hard commutes and cold weather faced by those outside, but as a reminder of our priorities.

A New Way to Watch What You Eat

Colleen Morton Busch | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Colleen Morton Busch

I can't say I wouldn't pick abundance over paucity, given the choice. A Buddha might. I'm just an ordinary person who still likes to eat bacon. But in my experience, it's definitely been true that happiness tastes better when it isn't what's always in the bowl.

Creativity and the Ordinary

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts
Miriam Ava

Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and through you, and then ship your art.

90 Zen Teachers Pledge To Change Culture That Fosters Abuse

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.16.2015 | Religion

Prominent Zen teacher Eido Shimano resigned as head of a Buddhist monastery in New York in 2010 over allegations of sexual abuse. Shimano's fall from ...

The Only Detox You Will Need in the New Year

Dr. Karuna Sabnani | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karuna Sabnani

Though nutrition is key to a proper detox, what is equally important is whether you are digesting your life or not. Is life nourishing you or eating you alive? Are you satisfied and fulfilled with the life you have created?

Manifesting Your Way to Success With UGG'S Founder Brian Smith

Aimee Hedman | Posted 03.09.2015 | Business
Aimee Hedman

What I have learned from Brian Smith, Australian born entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and creator of the UGG brand is the fact that outer impressions pale in comparison to those first impressions of inner strength of character.

Speaking Up Is Hard To Do

Dani Alpert | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Dani Alpert

The way I saw it, I had several options: I could kick her in the teeth while I hurled epithets; I could take the Zen approach and let her be, because Karma is a she-bitch; or I could choose what's behind door number three.

Twenty Minutes: a New Year's Eve Meditation

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 03.01.2015 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

For many reasons I find myself thinking of that bishop. And, those twenty minutes. And, the mysteries of the human heart.

Leonard Cohen And The Art of Stillness

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

“Faith is the ability to honor stillness at some moments,” Alan Lightman wrote in his sublime meditation on science and spirituality, “and at ot...

A Song and Prayer for My Teacher, Thích Nhất Hạnh

Sat Hon | Posted 01.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sat Hon

Calligraphy, Breathe, by Thích Nhất Hạnh FOR MY beloved teacher, Thích Nhất Hạnh, who is battling from a massive brain hemorrhage, I bow ...

Zen and the Art of Distraction Management

Samantha McGarry | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

I'm the one who should be building them up, showing them how to roll with life's challenges, how to "shake it off" or "let it go" (depending on whether you're a Taylor Swift or Frozen fan). Instead, here I was squashing their spirits, trampling over their egos.

My Conversation With Alan Alda

Cathy Chester | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Cathy Chester

Alan Alda has always been like a cauldron packed tight with ingredients of passion, ideas and deep thought that would burst wide open if he couldn't keep moving forward. Although our conversation lasted only a few minutes it will leave an indelible impression on my heart.

New York Museum Zen

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 12.29.2014 | New York
Melissa DeCastro

In New York, there is peace and serenity to be found by stepping off the sidewalk and through a museum door.

Things to Do Today: Find Meaning From Within

Henry Kang | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Henry Kang

This clarity and understanding is zen. Where every day is filled with meaning. Instead of feeling like you're stuck running in one place, it transforms the treadmill into a garden path where the beauty of the journey and the beauty of the purpose are one and the same.

The Joy of Being Nobody Special

Henry Kang | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Henry Kang

Of course the difficult part is letting go of all those desires and expectations of being someone special. And that is the hard part of zen. It is a difficult journey inward, a journey of self-revelation and awakening.

How to Dream and Have Goals That Set Your Soul on Fire

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Claudine Chicheportiche

If you consider yourself a practical person and think it's too airy fairy to be a dreamer, no problem. We can just rephrase it. Instead of dreaming, let's just set some goals that you would love to make happen and that will make you feel amazing.

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 ...

Boyhood's Answer To The Existential Confusion Of The Millennial Generation

Jock Gilchrist | Posted 11.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jock Gilchrist

As so many unremarkable events pass by -- a graduation, family dinner, departure for college -- the subtext of the events comes to the foreground. We skip from day to day, event to event -- what is the point of it all?

Today's Buddha Doodle - Lean Towards the Light

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.16.2014 | 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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