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Buddhist Reflection on Interfaith: In Observance of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

Doyeon Park | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Doyeon Park

With today's rapid pace of technological advancement, the world is getting more and more connected. Using the Internet, we can easily search what's ha...

Plaster Saints

Mark Matousek | Posted 02.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mark Matousek

It strikes me as bizarre that while no sane person would think of hiring a surgeon with twitchy hands or a pilot who'd never left the ground, American...

Wake Up from the Trance of Unworthiness

Tim Burkett | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Tim Burkett

For many people, living with deeply ingrained feelings of unworthiness has become the norm. The veils of unworthiness--which often include guilt, sham...

From Quietude to Gratitude

Annie Wood | Posted 01.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Annie Wood

3 Mindful Takeaways to Giveaway The little things? The little moments? They aren't little. -- Jon Kabat-Zinn LESSON ONE: You can't rule the rain ...

What a Fictional Character Taught Me About Life

Annie Wood | Posted 01.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Annie Wood

"A Lot of people enjoy being dead, but they're not dead really, they're just backing away from life." -- Maude I was around 11 years old when our loc...

If Deepak Chopra and Wonder Woman Had a Baby? A Reflection on Trying to Stay Zen

Elnaz Moghangard | Posted 01.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elnaz Moghangard

First, I must say that I am no guru. I entertain that thought from time to time though. Hmmm. What if someone actually thought I had all the answers t...

Waking Up Sick

Brandon Nappi | Posted 01.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Brandon Nappi

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 a.m. Maybe I...

Get on 'Kid Time' Not 'Adult Time' Sometimes

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 01.19.2016 | Parents
Meryl Davids Landau

In my unmindful haste to get home, I had forgotten this crucial spiritual practice. This important, impromptu moment in the inchworms' life, and indeed, in ours, was almost missed by my children and by me for the simple reason that I was operating on adult time, not kid time -- and adult time says it should take no more than a minute to get from the park bench to the parking lot.

Why Meditation Is Relevant Within Business Practice and Education

Umesh Mukhi | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Umesh Mukhi

The essence of management and mind consciousness is more or less the same thing which is about managing ourselves and our resources to maximize our potential expectations.

Thriving After Adversity: 6 Steps to Contentment

Laura Landgraf | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura Landgraf

When I think about my journey to contentment I am grateful for dogged determination; that reasons for unequivocal forward motion existed; for guiding lights with helping hands and hearts; but mostly that I love and am loved.

The Hidden Zen of my Mother: Holding On to the Processes

Jillayna Adamson | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jillayna Adamson

Honor some of the processes we are so quick to wish away, to overlook, to see as tedious or interfering. Appreciate that they may have life in and of themselves.

15 Practical Ways To Find Your Zen At Work

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business

This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from thi...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 39. Zen and the Art of Child's Play.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

As an experiment, tonight while I was playing with Lev before his bedtime, I decided that rather than leading the activity, I would follow, observe and learn from him. I tried to emulate his every sound and gesture, to copy his movements.

True Self Confidence Starts With This

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 12.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Claudine Chicheportiche

Even if you don't like setting New Year's resolutions, many of us still tend to see the new year as a clean slate, like a new day we can use to start over. We can hit the refresh button on our lives and start to do things differently.

Are You a Delusion?

Tim Burkett | Posted 12.14.2015 | Religion
Tim Burkett

We know that the stories we tell about the stars are just fabrications. But what if you discovered that you are also a fabrication?

Worried You're Not Good Enough? Here's Why You're Perfect

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 12.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Claudine Chicheportiche

As conscious, intelligent, proactive people who are in control of the way we live our lives, let's aim to spend as much time as possible in a state of confidence, and as little time as possible being stressed out that we suck, worrying we're not good enough and that we're probably going to fail.

Visual Blog: What Did You Put Forward Today?

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Camilla Tuominen

Instead of pointing your finger on others and complaining what they are doing wrong, turn your finger towards yourself and ask: What am I doing to ...

A Dharma Punk's Thanksgiving Reflections

Josh Korda | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Josh Korda

One of the most clever tricks of capitalism, in its current state of unchecked growth and influence, is how even the most wholesome and sturdy ideals can be subverted, turned into rituals that naturalize mindless, hedonistic consumerism.

Finding Zen in a Catskills Bonfire

Joseph Satto | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Joseph Satto

Flashback to the early 80's. I'm eleven years old, living in a non-descript Long Island suburb with a simple chore; rake and bag a half acres' worth...

The Profound And Ancient Wisdom Of Zen Buddhist Koans

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.31.2015 | Religion

A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves. Zen ma...

The Disappearance of Self in Japan

Pico Iyer | Posted 10.13.2015 | World
Pico Iyer

After living in Japan for decades -- but still very much an outsider -- I reflect on Buddhism, Zen, the concept of self and what it all doesn't mean.

Know Place Like Home: Minding Your Mind

Greg Archer | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

When the life you have been living no longer is the life you are designed to keep living, in essence, the jig is up. For me, it went down like this: "Greg, get out of your mind or go out of your mind."

5 Keys to Living Life Like a Zen Master

Howard Falco | Posted 09.15.2015 | Religion
Howard Falco

Who doesn't want to learn to handle life with the grace of a saint and the creative power of a Zen Master? Who doesn't want to deal with all the ups and downs each day with an inner calm and sense of peace that can be maintained no matter what one is facing?

Contentment Is Your Choice

Doyeon Park | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Doyeon Park

I do not consider myself a type of person who is always looking for more to do, more to possess, more to achieve and more to desire; not believing tha...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 6.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 09.02.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

When you are up to your wrists in a messy diaper change, trying to wipe poo off the lad's apricot when without warning he pees on you and himself, in a glorious arc that splashes into his own eyes, there is no discursive thought to escape into.