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The Glorious Karmic Justice Of Lebron James And The NBA Finals

Bryan Maygers | Posted 08.13.2011 | Religion
Bryan Maygers

As someone who has studied Buddhism (read: slightly above Wikipedia-level knowledge), I see several important concepts that resonate in the outcome of the series.

The Yoga Of Cooking And Eating

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 08.03.2011 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

I'm not referring to the yoga practice where you try to turn yourself into a pretzel. I am sticking to the original meaning of the term, to harness or bind back. Yoga means you are trying to reconnect with the divine.

Poetry: The Shore

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

Here, look at their bodies. Even clothed, their skin is near to the surface, JWoww's powerful breasts, Mike's self-exposed abs.

The Ripple Effect Of Common Courtesy

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

I believe that mindfulness laced with consideration for others executed at the smallest scale can actually change the world. Usually we tell people to think bigger, but in this case maybe thinking smaller could be very powerful.

The Unspoken Rule Of Reciprocity

Amy Chan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

There is an unspoken rule of reciprocity that people either a) respect and participate in, b) are oblivious to, or c) choose to ignore.

The Problem With Karma: Notes From The Conflict In Sri Lanka

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Faith that karma will mete out punishment with mathematical certainty may work against the potential for remorse, regret or reconciliation.

Raising Power And Energy To Meet The Challenge Of Living

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Maybe we can mix some of the wisdom our ancient cultures with our unprecedented modern knowledge and create the ground for happiness and fulfillment in our lives.

The New Generation Of Karma Junkies

Yael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Yael Cohen

What's with the boom in charity work in recent years? What is it about contemporary society that has everyone taking up the good fight and lending a hand with the perils of the world?

Facebook: A Spiritual Experience?

Kelley Harrell | Posted 06.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

I often wonder if people considered that every status update they enter alters the collective consciousness of the planet, if they would say something more authentic?

Is Everything Karma?

Natasha Dern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

Karma, in the world of form, manifests as gain and loss, disgrace and praise, happiness and misery.

Why LeBron James Shouldn't Tweet Theological Statements

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

That tweet couldn't possibly have been received well no matter what happened.

Sudden Death -- A Buddhist View Of The Tragedy In Arizona

David Nichtern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Nichtern

From a Buddhist point of view, sudden death can be particularly difficult. The contrast between the sense of presence and the sense of absence is so sharp and shocking.

Bernie Madoff Feeling the Heat of Imprisonment From His Son's Suicide

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

One of the worst things you can feel while being imprisoned is experiencing the death of a loved one, especially your own flesh and blood. What's even...

Jain or Hindu? Finding a Distinct Religious Identity in a Multi-Faith Society

Nikhil Bumb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Nikhil Bumb

When I meet people who have not heard of Jainism, or who assume it is an obscure branch of Hinduism, it frustrates me. Honestly though, until a few years ago, I barely knew the difference myself.

Car Porn

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

As a civilization we still want our presents wrapped up in shiny paper with a pretty bow on top. Will there ever be a day when we buy a car blind, not worrying about how it looks to us and others?

Recovering The Joy In Your Life

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Where has our joy gone? I have come to feel lately that joy is an expression of our own truest nature.

The Karmic Haunting of Kim

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Richard C. Morais

Get your hands on a copy of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. This cinematic Buddhist fable will open your Third Eye.

I Owe You Nothing!

Shaman Durek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Shaman Durek

A friend of mine recently called to ask me to come visit her in the hospital. After tuning in, I realized that I didn't want to. Even though a voice ...

Buggs and Elmer -- The Tao and Its Shadow or How Elmer Fudd Shows Us Ourselves

Vaishali | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

Using Buddha's example of the via negativa, we might get just as much insight into the absence of awakening by taking a closer look at Fudd, the alter-ego of Bugs.

Is Tipping Good for Your Karma?

Derek Beres | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Derek Beres

That innocuous and cute memento of café life -- tipping is good for your karma -- points at a generally accepted notion that has deeper roots in an American upbringing than in the yoga discipline.

Meatless Monday: Anger Management

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Based on reader response from my "Meat People Push Back" of post two weeks ago, there are some very angry carnivores out there.

What Do Ricky Martin's Homosexuality, Sandra Bullock's Cheating Husband, Tiger Woods... and You Have in Common?

Sadie Nardini | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadie Nardini

It seems like every time I turn on the TV or log onto my computer, the headlines are screaming about celebrity or politician BETRAYALS and CONFESSIONS.

Tornadoes, Quakes, and the Myth of Karma

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rob Asghar

The hope of playing a harp in heaven or coming back to earth as a Brahman does motivate us to stay on the straight and narrow path. And maybe such coercive images are a good thing. But the old myths need a little overhauling.

How the LA Clippers Made Me a Better Hindu

Varun Soni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Varun Soni

As Clippers fans, we've never been attached to the fruits of our fandom because we don't have any fruits to be attached to!

Cosmic Justice Comes to Fox

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Philip Goldberg

What is the significance of a show requiring viewers to buy-in to karma and reincarnation? To me, it indicates that society's notion of cosmic justice is undergoing a seismic shift.