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Buddha

Birthing New Life in the Midst of Despair

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Our redemption comes from another direction. The first step is to look within, to recognize our own interior "Grinch thoughts" that act as a thief in the night. These self-critical, self-doubting beliefs end up robbing us of our birthright to live freely as we are.

Meatless Monday: Hero With A Thousand Faces

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The pivotal part of the hero's experience, the payoff, is enlightenment. It took Buddha six years to get there. We can get there faster, especially with a diet that's plant-rich, not processed.

Why It's OK To Be A Selfish Giver

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

The world reverberates with crashing economies and toppling dictatorships from Detroit to Italy, Egypt to Syria; and one vital outcome of these change...

Just Another Planet

Wes Nisker | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Wes Nisker

One of my daily spiritual practices is to check on the condition of the universe. After all, that's where I live. At least for now.

LISTEN: Songs About The Buddha-To-Be

Ravenna Michalsen | Posted 12.27.2011 | Religion
Ravenna Michalsen

Here are two song with imagined lyrical details about Prince Siddhartha's decision to leave his wife, child and kingdom, as well as the training he underwent leading to his eventual experience of awakening.

Are You Really 'Living' Life?

Peter Baksa | Posted 12.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

Most of us seek happiness to feel we've lived our lives. It's one of the most sought after states, most spoken about and still remains one of the vaguest ones.

Asian Elephants And Land Mines: A Rescue Mission

Wendy Diamond | Posted 12.11.2011 | Travel
Wendy Diamond

Established in the 1990s, Thailand's Elephant Nature Park in Chang Mai sets out to help Asian elephants -- and visitors are welcome.

Teacher Absences: What Would Jesus Say?

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 12.11.2011 | Comedy
Carolyn Bucior

We see a fig tree, full of fruit, and hear a sheep bell ring purposefully. At the bottom of hill, Simon slips on his sandals. SIMON: Race you to the top!

"Death is Your Destination"--Steve Jobs

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion
Steve McSwain

The Buddha said, "Death is your guru; let it teach you." What could death teach us?

A Buddhist Take On Interfaith Relationships

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 11.30.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

Don't look to external factors for trouble, because you will find it. Instead, learn to be content within your relationship. Learn to be content with what is going on Right Now, not what may be coming up in a few years time.

Jack Kornfield: 'A Lamp In the Darkness' (EXCERPT)

Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion

Editors Note: Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist teacher and has been a practitioner for over 40 years. The following is an excerpt from his book 'A Lamp In...

Thailand : Buddha's Animal Kingdom

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel
Wendy Diamond

"All living things fear being beaten with clubs. All living things fear being put to death. Putting oneself in the place of the other, let no one kill...

What Would Buddha Do About A Terrorist Attack?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.09.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Wise teachers throughout the ages have echoed Buddha's wisdom. These leaders have never taught weakness, but they have always taught love. And they have overcome greater foes than al Qaeda.

Buddha: How To Tame Your Monkey Mind

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.03.2011 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Buddha described the human mind as being filled with drunken monkeys, jumping around, screeching, chattering, carrying on endlessly. We all have monkey minds, Buddha said.

The Purpose of Marketing

Somik Raha | Posted 10.28.2011 | Business
Somik Raha

When I consider the things that I've desired and acquired, I wonder, why am I bored with many of them quickly? It is usually because I discover that these things are severely limited.

Thich Nhat Hanh and David Suzuki in Conversation About the Health of the Planet

James Hoggan | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

In Vancouver for a week of teaching and lectures, Thich Nhat Hanh, sat down with Canada's David Suzuki, a world-renowned authority on sustainable ecology, to discuss the path forward to a more sustainable way of living.

Buddhists Buy, Release Over 500 Live Lobsters Back To The Sea

Posted 10.11.2011 | Food

Last week, 30 Tibetan Buddhists in Gloucester, Massachusetts purchased 534 lobsters (600 pounds) from a seafood wholesaler and then released them into...

Third Noble Truth: In The Midst Of Suffering, There Is Release From Suffering

Lewis Richmond | Posted 10.04.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

Selfish behavior is a problem; it causes suffering for oneself and others. Self or identity is just a feature of our existence. We each have an identity; even Gautama Buddha had an identity.

Better Homes And Gardens: Buddhist Edition

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

When you take good care of your living space, you are affected in a positive way. Not only is a well-tended environment a gift to yourself, you are also offering it to others.

Create Your Own Religion Competition

Posted 08.27.2011 | Comedy

You’ve got the long hair, the nice bushy beard, and lots of beliefs, but you don’t have the 2.2 billion adherents worldwide. Or perhaps you’re c...

After 33 Years of Torture and Prison, A Life of Forgiveness

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 08.22.2011 | New York
Thor Halvorssen

Buddhist monk Palden Gyatso endured 33 years of torture at the hands of the Chinese government in Tibet's most brutal prison. You are invited to hear his life story -- one of the greatest never told.

What Does 'God' Mean?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

When I use the word God, I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about. And yet, paradoxically, I've staked everything there -- with this Mystery that I cannot comprehend with my finite mind.

The Reincarnating Humble-bee

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 08.08.2011 | Arts
Sebastian Siegel

Breath -- and he is inextricably rewoven into eternity, ideated as an aperture through which light shines. Upon a closer look he appears as a portal o...

Thailand Seeks To Ban Buddha Tattoos For Tourists

AP | By SINFAH TUNSARAWUTH and TODD PITMAN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Culture Ministry says foreign tourists should be barred from getting Buddhist tattoos while visiting because the practice is cul...

Buddha Tattoos To Be Banned In Thailand?

AP | By SINFAH TUNSARAWUTH and TODD PITMAN | Posted 08.02.2011 | World

BANGKOK -- Thailand's Culture Ministry says foreign tourists should be barred from getting Buddhist tattoos while visiting because the practice is cul...