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Today's Buddha Doodle: Wrong

Molly Hahn | Posted 03.16.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Spirituality and Heavy Metal? Oh, Yes

Chris Grosso | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Chris Grosso

Look deeper at your skateboard, your yoga mat. Look deeper at your records, your books, your loved ones. Look deeper because in this very moment, you are interbeing with all of them, and all of them are interbeing with you.

Quotation Maven Mardy Grothe Never Metaphor He Didn't Like

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

If Dr. Mardy Grothe has anything to say about it, your search for the perfect metaphor may be (almost) over. You might say Grothe, who launched the o...

Being Kind is Underrated

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.25.2014 | Good News
Michael Shammas

The other day I was speaking with a friend who was depressed because of a perceived lack of virtues. According to her, she was less intelligent, less ...

Meatless Monday: Hero With a Thousand Faces

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Just in time for Christmas, a story to share while snuggling around the fire (or space heater). Once upon a time, a beloved, wealthy young man walked away from his family, away from his riches, away from glittering worldly ways in search of truth and integrity.

Dreaming of Debra Winger

Tim McHenry | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

Much of the first half of Jonathan Demme's Rachel Getting Married (2008) seems to concern itself with the sibling rivalry between the Rachel of the ti...

Dalai Lama Aids Slam Plans For Buddhist Temple

Posted 11.16.2013 | Religion

The Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya in Bihar, India, marks the spot where Buddha renounced material wealth along with emotions like anger and envy, acco...

You Are Worthy of Love

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 12.16.2013 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

We can give in to society's pleas, urging us to become despondent because we will never be good enough to succeed in love, work, or family. Or we can listen to our own basic goodness, allowing that intuitive voice to guide us toward awakening to our full potential.

What Do Buddha and the Laws of Attraction Have to Do With the State of Our Politics?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Let's look at "the world we've made" here in the U.S and consider that, somehow, it is exactly the product of what we've brought to life based on the energy and tone of our thoughts and intentions. Are you scoffing? Finding that ridiculous? Look a little deeper.

Vipassana: Makes Life Practically So Much Easier

Narkis Alon | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Narkis Alon

Once you become established in the technique, you can practice being the master of your own life -- you get to choose how to react to your body sensations. And this has a benefit not only when you are sitting calmly on the beach, but also when you are in a stressful situation.

Reviving Buddhism in India

Ron Purser | Posted 11.26.2013 | Religion
Ron Purser

The return of Buddhist monks to the holy site of Buddha's awakening, along with the flourishing Ambedkar Buddhist movement, bodes well for India and for the world. The revival of the Buddhist Sangha in the motherland of India is planting the seeds for the Dharma to once again take root in the soil from which it was born.

Not Resisting Resistance

Peter Russell | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Russell

So when you find something seeming to disturb your inner quiet -- whether it be a friend's behavior, some politician on TV or a passing fire engine -- pause and notice what is happening inside.

How to Stop Suffering

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

A few months ago I delivered a TEDx talk in Hoboken. TEDx is the local version of the TED talks that are given annually in Long Beach, Calif. and that...

The Dharma of Aging

Lewis Richmond | Posted 11.18.2013 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

Gautama the Buddha was among the first religious or philosophical teachers to discern the truth that "everything changes." This prescient insight, now embedded in the standard model of modern physics, is one of the most enduring legacies of the Buddha's teaching.

The Battle For Buddha's Birthplace

Religion News Service | Vishal Arora | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Quick: Where was the Buddha born? To hear many Indians talk, you’d think it was India, where he attained enlightenment and gave his first s...

Cat Works On His Fitness With Water Treadmill

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.11.2013 | Weird News

When it comes to water, this fatso's no pussy. In fact, you wouldn't think he's a cat at all. Buddha, who weighed 31.4 pounds when his human died, ...

Walking the Middle Path: If You Are Out of Balance in One Area of Your Life, You Are Out of Balance in Every Area

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Suffice it to say, excessiveness in any area of our lives can prove to be unproductive if not damaging. The Buddha himself had ignored the well-being of his body while trying to free his mind. It caused him to be extremely out of balance.

365 Days of You: Lazy and Loving Selfies

Bridget Fonger | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I know that the true magic of this video lies in the baby's transformation from a shriveled newborn into the makings of a little man. But I'm going to let Indigo inspire me to have a looser grip on negativity and an easier slip into joy and peace.

Book Review: If The Buddha Dated

Katie DiBenedetto | Posted 09.18.2013 | Books
Katie DiBenedetto

While this isn't the sort of book I would pick up at first glance (it was my book club's choice), I can honestly say that I walked away feeling slightly more enlightened. Enlightened in a spiritual, religious, self-knowing way.

The Village and the Box: Chapter 3

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed before...

Sip Each Moment Reverently - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.11.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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The Village and the Box: Chapter 2

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed before...

The Village and the Box: Chapter 1

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed befor...

Men as Gods

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Arthur Rosenfeld

Because the human brain is wired for story, both Eastern and Western cultures are rife with examples of legendary characters enlivening and embodying the core teachings of a given sect, philosophy, or faith.

10 Must-See Places in China

minube | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
minube

While most attention is being directed at China's rapid modernization as symbolized by the glittering metropolis of Shanghai, China is still an ancient nation, replete with incredible historic treasures and stunning landscapes. Here are the 10 most stunning places you can't miss/