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Siddhartha Gautama

When Musicals Reflect Our Lives

George Heymont | Posted 05.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Musicals are one of America's most beloved forms of entertainment. And they have often offered audiences a chance to explore controversial topics of the day.

Buddha's Choice

Cindy Bird | Posted 04.27.2013 | Religion
Cindy Bird

Siddhartha's choice led to his Enlightenment, to Buddhahood. When you face your choice, how will you answer? Which path will you choose?

Buddha Doodle - 'East/West'

Molly Hahn | Posted 02.21.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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When The Buddha Faces Death

Rev. Jennifer Block | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Block

The effort of remembering our shared humanity assures us that we are embraced by a wider community, not forsaken as isolated individuals. This daily practice can enhance our appreciation for life. It can also make us more able to face death like a Buddha.

Following The Footsteps Of The Buddha Across North East India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Jim Luce

When I was asked to join a "Kalachakra" -- a circle-of-life pilgrimage to where Prince Siddhartha discovered the realities of the world under the Bodhi Tree -- I jumped at the chance.

The Purpose Of Buddhist Meditation Is To Be Real

Lewis Richmond | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

Most religion, including Buddhism, offers an escape from reality, rather than a transforming insight about it. But Dharma is not like that. It is about what is true and real.

Jack Kornfield: 'A Lamp In the Darkness' (EXCERPT)

Posted 11.24.2011 | Religion

Editors Note: Jack Kornfield is a Buddhist teacher and has been a practitioner for over 40 years. The following is an excerpt from his book 'A Lamp In...

Better Homes And Gardens: Buddhist Edition

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 09.04.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

When you take good care of your living space, you are affected in a positive way. Not only is a well-tended environment a gift to yourself, you are also offering it to others.

A Buddhist View On Abortion And Forgiveness

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

Traditional Buddhism may discourage abortion, but it also discourages imposing rigid moral absolutes.

Buddhism and Activism: How Would Sid Produce Social Change?

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

While it is fine to get involved in the political process or to engage in non-violent protests, I think Sid would also say that anything to do with other people can be considered social action.

Ushering Wellness: The Convergence Of Buddhism And Psychoanalysis

Pilar Jennings, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Pilar Jennings, Ph.D.

Buddhism and psychoanalysis have begun to cultivate a true partnership that seems to be ushering in wellness on a new scale.

The Buddhist Approach To Dealing With An Ex

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

There are three qualities of the tiger which I think our friend Sid would recommend for such a rough parting with your partner: Kindness to yourself, being present and inquisitive, and discernment.

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.