Zen priest Norman Fischer explains how the absurdity of the bodhisattva ideal demonstrates a much needed way of reimagining the world.
Why is it that we don't stay very happy long when we buy something we want? There is a good reason; we are trying to quench an insatiable thirst. Let's talk about it.
Pure Land's emphasis on universal support is experienced personally as a feeling of "inner togetherness". Let's hear what Jeff Wilson has to say about it.
Today I read an amazing story about a woman who lost her entire family in a boating accident, and how she grieved and healed with the help of meditation.
All this week I am sharing some incredible articles from Tricycle.org, the Buddhist review. Their Summer issue just came out and it does not disappoint. Today’s article talks about overcoming the vortex of desire; objectively looking at the feeling of want as experienced in our bodies. Come listen.
Social media can be a quagmire for anyone looking to find ways of becoming calmer. With every post, written or read, it’s possible to become skewed toward thinking the world is hateful and vindictive. Today, with the help of Tricycle, I read a blog post that talks about how to use social media in a responsible and introspective way.
It may seem like no big thing when you bring yourself to your meditation cushion or chair, but the truth is, you are changing the world. And that is no exaggeration. When you become more aware of who you are and why you do what you do, you become less reactive and kinder. Today I talk about other reasons you should thank yourself for meditating.
Many meditations have breathing as the focus. It’s free, available and totally portable. But even something so universal can have several different uses. Today I share an article from Andrew Weil, M.D. that talks about three different breathing exercises, all designed with a different purpose in mind.
Mat Fritzen is a spirituality coach who helps interested students explore a path of greater meaning in their lives. Unlike many guides, he doesn't sway his clients towards any one way of believing. As you will find out in this interview, he is more interested in helping people find their own truth.
A meditation practice works best when it is performed daily. Ultimately, it is the best daily practice you will have for the rest of your life. But the thought of doing anything for the rest of your life seems daunting to some people. Regardless of desire, there may be a time when the hustle and bustle of life pushes your meditating to the side. What do you do to restart the habit once it has lapsed? Let's talk about it.