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Reincarnation and Karma: How It All Works

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 08.08.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Do we only live once? It all depends on one's perspective.

The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.

The Nest of the Red Dragon, South of France

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.10.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Perched on a cliff overlooking the natural park of mountainous Haut-Languedoc, the rooms here have unbeatable views.

Daily Meditation: Every Step Of Your Path

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Don't Shoot the Second Arrow!

Susan Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Bernstein

Apparently, the Buddhists say that any time we suffer misfortune, two arrows fly our way. The first arrow is the actual bad event, which can can, indeed, cause pain. The second arrow is the suffering. That's actually optional. The second arrow represents our reaction to the bad event.

Burma is at a Crossroads? Again?

Jack Healey | Posted 04.27.2014 | Impact
Jack Healey

That there has been major change happening is certainly true. But much more needs to be done, and as quickly as possible in some areas. The very nature of human rights suggests (or certainly should suggest) that they are universal and irrevocable.

I Recommend You Suffer Through This One

Dirk Hughes | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion
Dirk Hughes

We Westerners often think this is bullshit, that suffering can be neutralized by success. We think that if we can just acquire enough -- things, money, blessings, self-improvement techniques, meditation books -- we can defeat suffering in this life. Well, we're wrong.

Muslims Need to Speak Out Against Persecution

Imam Muhammad Musri | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
Imam Muhammad Musri

Unfortunately, because our many expressions of moral outrage don't fit the stereotype the media seeks, and because love and moderation are far less effective than hate and extremism in "selling" news, much of what we say never gets reported.

Former Monk Shares Powerful Lesson On Compassion

OWN | Posted 12.13.2013 | OWN

Jack Kornfield is considered one of the founding fathers of Buddhism in the United States. For 40 years, this former monk and best-selling author has ...

Dim Prospects for Peace in Southern Thailand

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Since February of this year the Malaysian government has sponsored talks in Kuala Lumpur (KL) with the aim of ending the bloodshed that has plagued southern Thailand for nearly a decade.

Twelve Angry Men: What're They So Pissed Off About Anyway?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

Anger is a complex emotion. It can help us survive (the infant fought off the assailant with her bare baby hands!); it can lead us towards justice (no justice, no peace!); it can make us sick (after years of incarceration, now cancer). So it's only fitting that a play titled Twelve Angry Men.

Playing Our Way to Wisdom

Gwen Gordon | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Gwen Gordon

Like meditation, after play the world looks brighter, clearer and more delightful.

On Being In The Moment

Kripalu | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

Our survival instinct -- fight, flight, or freeze -- doesn't naturally create space for mercy and compassion in day-to-day living. The ego, encapsulated in the Buddhist notion Noah describes, gets agitated by the open heart that is necessary for forgiveness.

Tassajara: Louis Vuitton Goes to Woodstock

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 10.06.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

Carmel, Calif. -- When my girlfriends and I first showed up at Tassajara, the vibe was not welcoming. In fact, the other 35 or so guests and employee...

Buddhist School for Girls in Thailand

Ann Purcell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Ann Purcell

Something special is happening in Thailand. Over 400 girls are blossoming like beautiful lotuses at the Dhammajarinee Witthaya School -- the first Buddhist boarding school for girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Texas Theocracy: Today They Destroyed the Republican Party

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

God was nowhere near the signing of that bill into law today in Texas -- nor was the Constitution of the United States of America.

Jet-Setting Buddhist Monk Shocks Country With Scandal

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion

BANGKOK — He's known as Thailand's jet-setting fugitive monk, and his story has riveted the country with daily headlines of lavish excess, promi...

WATCH: Buddhist Monks Behaving Badly

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion

BANGKOK — Thailand's Buddhism body said it is monitoring monks nationwide for any inappropriate behavior after a video showed monks using luxuri...

Unreasonable People: Apply Here

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.22.2013 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We all have seeds of inherent goodness that, when nurtured and turned into real commitment, can create transform the world around us. This is exactly what we saw in Shodo Spring.

Meatless Monday: Ivy Manning -- Mixed Marriage, Adaptable Feast

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

She grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where a meal meant "the three-point landing -- a huge hunk of meat and two little piles of something vegetable-ish." She moved to Portland for culinary school but kept her Sheboygan mindset. Food meant "midwest fare -- always meatcentric," she says.

The Boston Marathon: One Buddhist's Response to the Unthinkable

Susan Piver | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

The danger of opting for the storyline over a more complex and present truth is this: When we make up stories, we create an alternate reality. Rather than looking at our situation straight in the eye, we look at it from behind a protective lens.

Foundations For Muslim-Buddhist Interfaith Dialogue

Aamir Hussain | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

Muslim-Buddhist dialogue may be difficult, but it is becoming increasingly necessary as tensions between Muslims and Buddhists worldwide escalate. Dialogue focused around morality, ethics and values can be an extraordinary avenue for intercultural exchange.

Aung San Suu Kyi -- Silence to Genocide?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Recognition is a blessing but also an obligation towards those marginalized, oppressed, and ultimately targeted/victimized. Voices are now literally and figuratively being silenced by killings on one hand and a desire to only see the best in a new Myanmar.

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.

Faith As Inoculation At Tokyo's Health Temples

Gail Nakada | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Koganji has been drawing hopeful health seekers to Sugamo since 1656. Believers come to pray to the powerful Togenuki Jizo statue.