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15 Meditation Books For Beginners

Posted 11.10.2013 | Religion

Meditation is everywhere. From the baby room to the board room, everyone recommends meditation to help focus, calm, and restore the mind, body and sp...

Dharma Is Culture

Larry Yang | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Larry Yang

The Dharma continues to be about Culture -- whether we are aware of that or not is a factor which will either lead us to create more freedom or less freedom for all of us.

Buddha Is Culture

Larry Yang | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Larry Yang

And why is the Buddha all about culture? Because the Buddha recognized the importance of culture as a path to freedom.

A Meditation On Motorcycles: Buddhism And Bringing Light To Dark Places

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

It is the work of a true bodhisattva, or open-hearted warrior, to go into the darkest aspects of our society in the hopes that he or she can be a light for all to see.

Is Buddhism a Religion?

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

Siddhartha actually became the Buddha through his failure at religion. He saw that the ascetic practices he'd been engaged in were not leading him to true liberation, and so he left them behind.

The Discovery of Egolessness

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

the fundamental mistake we make (which causes all kinds of trouble and suffering) is the assumption that we exist as a permanent, unified, independent being.

I Do? Love, Buddhism and Marriage Vows

Susan Piver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

Problems arise when you try to replace your actual partner with who you wish he or she was, because they always figure out a way to tell you how unlike your projection they really are.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Why Zen?

Mark Eckhardt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Eckhardt

Zen training -- of which meditation is a key component -- is designed to produce people who can be effective in any situation. Far from the popular notions of tree hugging, Zen is rigorous and challenging.

The Buddha Wasn't a Buddhist

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche

The Buddha's teachings today still describe a deeply personal inner journey that's spiritual, yes, but not religious. The Buddha wasn't a god -- he wasn't even a Buddhist.

On The Road With Krishna Das

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

this week I'm on tour playing guitar with Krishna Das. Hanging with KD and the posse is always about dharma and music mixed together --- my favorite combo.

The Dalai Lama Does Not Exist and Neither Do I

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

When the Dalai Lama teaches that according to Buddhist cosmology, the separate self does not exist, I have to pause. This world religious leader doesn't exist. And neither do you and I.

Cultivating Loving Kindness

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Causes and conditions set the stage for our attitudes toward the world and we can and do affect them. It is practical to train our minds so that we're not governed by our negative patterns.

Exclusive Interview With Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting. We worry too much. We don't allow our bodies to heal, and we don't allow our minds and hearts to heal. Meditation can help us.