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Beware the So-Called Financial Whiz

Jim Gibson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

One would think by now that people would have figured this whole thing out. One would at least suppose people are smarter than before, that they don'...

Three Books: Gurus, God and One Amazing Life

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.18.2014 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

All religious traditions are different in important and often disturbing ways. And yet, when diligently pursued to their innermost depths, they meet, like rivers in an ocean, in oneness and universal love.

Recognizing and Eliminating Your Spiritual Ego

Chandresh Bhardwaj | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Chandresh Bhardwaj

When we think of spirituality, we think of godly elements: love, forgiveness and a humble lifestyle. We don't normally think of ego. In fact, one of...

To Solve or to Dissolve

Rob White | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob White

After 70 years of trying to solve problems, it has become apparent to me that there's a better way to go: Rather than solve, learn to dissolve them. That is the key to taking yourself out of a world of frustration and placing yourself in a world of satisfaction.

Lessons From the Purple Guru

Rob White | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob White

There's nothing like a touch of spring in the air to stir my curiosity about what lessons the spring season may offer.

Finding a Meditation Teacher

Michael Taft | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Mindfulness meditation is a life-changing practice that everyone should have access to. While you can learn the basics on your own, in the long run, having a teacher is extremely helpful.

Become A Guru In Just 2 Weekends

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Many teachers may have something wonderful to offer us, but what can we really learn in an hour or two or even a weekend? When we dig for oil we have to dig deep to reach it. If we dig too many different holes we will never get to the source of the oil. In the same way, if we guru hop and workshop too much we will never get to the essence of the teachings.

This Will Help You Be More Generous

Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Here's Why We Need Personal Finance "Gurus"

Casey Bond | Posted 02.26.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Will you get rich making coffee at home? Heck no, but close to 40 percent of the population doesn't even have a damn savings account.

My Three Gurus - Ram Dass, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and Deepak Chopra, M.D.

David Mager | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David Mager

I am incredibly lucky. I have had a close personal relationship with three of the highest octane, world class gurus -- spiritual teachers who still walk the planet: Ram Dass, Zen Master Bernie Glassman and Deepak Chopra.

Was Goenka a Guru?

Jay Michaelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

How much authority do we surrender to another person? How much do we adjust what we have to say, based on the capacity of the listener to hear it?

The One Thing Everyone Wants More Than Anything

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

What is happiness? And where is it found? And further still, if we found it, how would we know that what we found is actually it?

Morari Bapu: The Path of Light in a Time of Darkness

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Marissa Bronfman

In these turbulent times, waking up day after day to news of war and strife, death, despair and disaster - not a corner of the globe untouched - it is more important yet harder than ever to find a sense of peace within.

The 10 Commandments for Visiting a New Age Retreat: Part Two

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

While most people who spend time in these places are extremely dedicated and sincere, there still remains a goodly number who, in their attempt to have "an experience," miss the point completely.

The 10 Commandments for Visiting a New Age Retreat: Part One

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

While most people who spend time in these places are extremely dedicated and sincere, there still remains a goodly number who, in their attempt to have "an experience," miss the point completely.

A Light Look at Naughty Gurus and Yoga's Five Steps of Suffering

James Brown | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

How does perception of another individual become so skewed that we are shocked when we learn of their mortal shortfalls? And why does seeing the dark side of a teacher hurt so much more than if the corner grocer or local barista does the same thing?

Zen After The Scandals: A Letter To A Friend

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 07.06.2013 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

Zen has a great deal to offer. And it needs reformation. Like everything else, Zen is a work in progress.

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.

Are You A Guru Junkie?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

True teachers show us that it is possible to wake up and be free, but ultimately the truth is already within each of us and can never be given by another. Through meditation we connect to that inner guru, to the brilliance and radiance of who we truly are.

Is Anyone Enlightened?

Robert Fuller | Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion
Robert Fuller

Many gurus are treated like deities and hold absolute power over their devotees. As "enlightened beings" they're accountable to no one, and their foibles, appetites and excesses are given a pass. Of course, there were some teachers who, as far as I could make out, lived exemplary lives.

July 3 And 4: Celebrating Inner And Outer Freedom

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2012 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

That this year's Guru Purnima comes the day before Independence Day strikes me as symbolism worth reflecting upon. Both India and America have always stood for something special in the world's eyes, and the two civilizations have enriched one another immeasurably with their gifts.

Navigating the Spiritual Jungle

Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. | Posted 08.29.2012 | New York
Mariana Caplan, Ph.D.

Every human being has psychological blindspots, and to expect spiritual teachers not to have them, even if they are claiming enlightenment, is a set up for deep disillusionment down the road

An Esoteric View Of The 1960s And '70s

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 08.26.2012 | Religion
Garry Gilfoy

The task of the West has been to forge an individualised consciousness that will see us into the next stage of our spiritual development. Eastern thought and practice, as it streamed into the West when we were ready for it, provided this seed.

My 3-Year-Old Guru: How Fatherhood Has Made Me a Better Hindu

Vineet Chander | Posted 08.17.2012 | Religion
Vineet Chander

Being a father has been a blessing in my life, yes, but it has also been a catalyst for my spiritual development in a way that I've never experienced before.

Ron Dicker

A New Approach For Gay Pride?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business

Tim Bennett and John Nash say gay pride should be celebrated on one agreed-upon day, "like the Fourth of July," and that the movement needs a new mark...