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What the Buddha Might Say to Mitt Romney

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The Buddha taught of the dangers of greed, hatred and ignorance, that he called the three poisons. Where greed grabs our desires, hatred abuses our fears, while ignorance clouds our vision.

Buddha Doodle -- The Truth

Molly Hahn | Posted 06.18.2012 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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What Would Jesus And Buddha Say To Rush Limbaugh?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.20.2012 | Religion
BJ Gallagher

Rush Limbaugh's personal name-calling of Sandra Fluke has ignited a firestorm of debate about the role of words in politics and in society. We all understand the power of his words.

Cultivating Mindful Work Relationships

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Isn't it funny how everyone seems to think that someone else is the problem? And yet, many people who work from home complain that the thing they miss the most is other people!

Joining the Peace Corps (part 2) or, a Buddha, a Belgian Priest (and the Brothel)

Amy Lennard Goehner | Posted 04.24.2012 | Comedy
Amy Lennard Goehner

When I walked in, it looked like a cozy tea room parlor. Several sober women amidst of sea of not-at-all-sober men whisked me upstairs and closed the sliding door. A door with panes made of paper. They guided me to the grandmother's room down the hall -- off limits to men.

A True Refuge

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 03.22.2012 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

Is there a quality of happiness, is there a kind of peace that is not a compounded thing subject to change, to destruction, as conditions change?

Touching the Untouchables in a Rural Indian Village

Jim Luce | Posted 03.17.2012 | World
Jim Luce

I have been privileged to visit two "Untouchable" villages while here on pilgrimage in India -- the first about four miles outside Bodh Gaya in Bihar province, and the other about four hours south of here, in the village of Dumri in Jharkhand province.

Following The Footsteps Of The Buddha Across North East India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Jim Luce

When I was asked to join a "Kalachakra" -- a circle-of-life pilgrimage to where Prince Siddhartha discovered the realities of the world under the Bodhi Tree -- I jumped at the chance.

Astoria Characters: The Good Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.11.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Driving the dings and dents out of cars is a delicate art, and Billy Bruckner is a master of this form of metal sculpture. He also loves avant-garde contemporary art, Buddhas and bikes.

Astoria Characters: The Cosmopolitan Cafe Owners

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.04.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Mundo, a jewel box of foreign flavors and cosmopolitan cultures, fuses fare from Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, the Middle East and the Mediterranean, a mix that stirs Astoria's melting pot with panache.

Blaze Your Own Trail!

Irene Tanner | Posted 02.25.2012 | Home
Irene Tanner

Picture this: I am 16 years old attending my first English 101 class at Women's College, University of North Carolina. Our professor is Elizabeth Bowe...

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.