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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/

A Bold New Way To Say No to Cliche

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.18.2013 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

Sixty-seven years ago, George Orwell observed that "[Political] prose consists more and more of phrases tacked together like the sections of a prefabr...

The True American Gods: Comic Book Heroes

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

These fictional men and women, who wear inappropriately tight-fitting spandex costumes and only exist in our imaginations, bring hope to millions of real people on a daily basis, and have become an integral part of American cultural life and identity.

Wanting to Develop Bodhicitta

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

In order to develop aspiring Bodhicitta, we must begin by developing the desire to develop this mind. This is a stage of the pre-Bodhisattva path that presupposes the attainment of renunciation.

Buddha Doodle - *Balance*

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.05.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Pema and Me and the Essence of Life

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

This morning the chapter I was reading is called "Nonagression and the Four Maras." It talks about the night in which Buddha was to attain enlightenment and he sat under a tree.

What The Buddha Might Say To Bill Gates

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Wise spiritual teachers from all traditions have taught how the path of service is the most important of all, as it means we are less self-obsessed; through caring for others we can step out of indulgence and into big-heartedness, releasing any sense of separateness.

Buddha Doodle - *Transparent*

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.30.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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*Every Step Counts* - Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.20.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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*Just Breathe* - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.16.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Buddha Doodle - 'Courage'

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.29.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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The Mystery of Who We Are

Tara Brach | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Probably the deepest inquiry in any of the spiritual traditions is the question, "Who am I?" If we look behind the roles and images that our culture gives us, behind the ideas that we internalize from our family, who's really here?

The Only Place in the Universe

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 06.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

I had my first spiritual experience when I was 16 years old. I was sitting up late one night having a conversation with my mother about something I can't remember, when for no apparent reason, the doors of perception opened wide.

Jack Kornfield: Meditation Helps Us See What Matters

Kripalu | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Meditation can be the doorway through which we enter into a deeper connection with the world within and around us. At the beginning of his five-day retreat at Kripalu, The Wise and Loving Heart, Jack Kornfield reflects on the benefits and blessings of meditation.

What Would Buddha Do About The Boston Bombing?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

We may or may not forgive, but we must let go of revenge, otherwise we become prisoners of our own anger, and of the vicious cycle that is terrorism.

Seeking Completion in an "Ordinary" Legend: Reflections on a Rodriguez Concert

Carol Smaldino | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Carol Smaldino

While many of us have seen and will see Rodriguez as part of our forays into spiritual tourism, on a pilgrimage of sorts, his music and his essence kind of send us back to ourselves.

An Open, Spacious Awareness For An Open, Spacious Life

Larry Yang | Posted 06.11.2013 | Religion
Larry Yang

Whether it is the internal or external sense of being "maxed out," what is often helpful is to seek a larger landscape in which to hold one's experience. This is not only a skillful means of coping with difficulty, but it is also an aspect of mindfulness and awareness.

Time And Buddha's Touching The Earth Mudra

Cindy Bird | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Cindy Bird

Buddha, sitting with one hand raised to show he's teaching, the other reaching down to touch the Earth below. With that one act, Buddha stopped the march with a single gesture. He taught us to look for the timelessness within time.

Buddha Doodle - 'Blessed Are We'

Molly Hahn | Posted 05.28.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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How to Be Your Own Guru

Ora Nadrich | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

By connecting to your inner teacher, you can be your own guru first and foremost, and even if you choose to follow a guru, teacher or master, you always have yourself to check in with along the way to see if you're in agreement with their teaching or comfortable with the experience.