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A Buddhist Practice For Keeping Your Cool

Lama Surya Das | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Lama Surya Das

Discovering methods to deal with these challenging emotions is essential in leading a healthy and well-balanced, happy and harmonious life. I believe that it is important to realize that anger has its own function, intelligence and logic, and we should not entirely try to suppress or eradicate it -- even if we could.

The Power of One

Lama Surya Das | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lama Surya Das

I believe this troubled time calls on us to open our minds and hearts to the innumerable connections we share with others -- in our families, communities, social systems, and on our planet -- and strive to understand what it means to be human now.

Giving Comfort: The Heros in Our Midst

Lama Surya Das | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lama Surya Das

Obviously, we live in violent, anxious, fragmented times. If we can't disarm our heart and root out the seeds of anger, hatred, fear and greed, we will inevitably have more senseless killing in front of us. If we don't pull together, we'll be pulled apart.

Enlightened Leadership: Kings, Queens and the 99 Percent

Lama Surya Das | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Lama Surya Das

Offer your selves, your vessel, and your boat by developing a greater, long-term relationship to life and appreciating one's meaningful part in the whole. There is no sitting back. Life is precious and tenuous; handle with prayer.