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10 Best Practices For Staying Present

Nancy Colier | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

Ours is a society obsessed with FOMO. And yet, many of us miss out on the most important thing of all, our own life. Seems we ought to be worrying less about missing the next party and more about missing existence.

WATCH: A Month-Long Meditation Retreat Changed My Life

Posted 01.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Could you drop out of your everyday life for an entire month to become more mindful? That's exactly what Marie Claire senior editor Whitney Joiner...

8 Awesome Wellness Retreats You Didn't Know About

Posted 11.05.2013 | Travel

Looking to get out of the daily hustle and bustle and finally take some “me” time, but don’t know where to start? Of course, you can begin ...

The Most Important Thing

Osi Mizrahi | Posted 11.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Osi Mizrahi

When life is challenging, it's not always a bad thing because it might bring you closer to the truth, and more importantly, bring you closer to the inner voice of your greatest strength.

The Shambhala Principle: We Made This World, We Can Change It

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
Ethan Nichtern

"Society" is a creation of the minds of those who inhabit it; it always has been and always will be. Thus, we have always been and will always be empowered to change society for the better.

Work, Sex and Money -- The Dharma of Everyday Living

David Nichtern | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

For me to be able to present a workshop based on early mindfulness teachings is a big thrill. The material at the time was so juicy, and it still is. It's about making everyday life the root of your dharma practice, not just incidental events that happen while you're trying to get enlightened.

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 Future of Buddhism in the West

David Nichtern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Nichtern

Either the time has not yet come for Western Buddhist gurus to manifest fully, or we have a major culture clash on our hands here.

The Commodification of Yoga: The Perfect, the Good and the Spiritual

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

There is no way to bring a "spiritual" service into a market economy without it facing an insane level of unfair scrutiny. Simply put, in today's day and age, spirituality is bad branding.

How To Help Others Without Hurting Ourselves

Merete Mueller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Merete Mueller

I would so much rather know that I am getting all of a person --especially a person that I love so dearly -- than have it be easy and know that I was only seeing the surface of them.

Gradual Versus Sudden Enlightenment

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

In training ourselves through meditation, it is very practical to start with mindfulness practice to pull the mind in from a habitual state of distraction into a focused and clear state.

Pema Chodron: How To Do Tonglen, A Meditation Practice For Difficult Times

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

I grew up knowing Pema Chodron (the second most popular Buddhist in America, after that Dalai Lama guy). Or, rather, she knew me (I was just a little kid running around not paying attention to anything).

Wanna Check out Buddhism? Top 10 Buddhist Teachers Living in America.

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

Get thee to an eco meditation cushion, if only for a few minutes each morning before the day's madness ensues, and if you need a jump-start of inspiration or a little training, check out one of these Buddhist teachers.