Entries tagged with “Buddhism”

“How Can I Love You Better?”

An Ode to Thich Nhat Hanh

12 Misperceptions About Buddhism

Although Western interest in Buddhism has clearly grown in recent decades, with a special interest in practices such as meditation and mindfulness, some people may still dismiss it as either an ancient Asian religion involving arcane rituals or a fad of rock stars and Hollywood actors.

6 Tools for More Freedom—the Buddhist Way

Discover ways to feel more free through Buddhist practices. “We all want freedom but we are not always so sure about what it is or how to attain it.”

6 Ways to Practice Mudita: Buddhism’s Sympathetic Joy

Mudita is a sympathetic joy for joy: spontaneously and sincerely feeling happy for another’s good fortune.

7 Habits of People Who Awaken

Protestant minister—and Buddhist meditation teacher—Victor M. Parachin identifies the habits that can lead to wisdom.

7 Spiritual Lessons from a Thief

Grow spiritually ... with inspiration from a thief? Read on.

A Garden for Enlightenment

The art of “synchronizing yourself to the natural flow of the energy that surrounds you”

A Purr for Help: How A Rescued Cat Opened My Heart

Nearly broke and pessimistic about the world, journalist Jane Ganahl heart and mind were opened by one abandoned cat.

A Zen Master's Guide to the Bible

A short introduction to the world’s first Buddhist Bible study group.

All Kinds of Attachments

We had a small group in our local sangha for our discussion last time, but a larger one when it was time for meditation, with a light and dry snow drifting down outside, which is w…

Angry Meditators

We had 17 people for for our weekly local meditation group this week, including some faces we haven’t seen for a while! We read the last section of the chapter “Lovingkindness” i…

At the Heart of Happiness

An excerpt from The Dalai Lama’s Big Book of Happiness

Awakening to the Kalachakra

How easy it is to completely miss the inner wisdom of our ancient wisdom traditions.

Being Human with Roshi Joan Halifax

Rabbi Rami chats with Roshi Joan Halifax about her spiritual roots and connecting to each other's humanity.

Beyond

Buddhist and Christian PrayersTina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Regula CurtiThe hauntingly beautiful opening “Alleluia” gives way to a Buddhist chant, then blends the spirit of t…

Book Review: A Fearless Heart

A Fearless HeartHow the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our LivesBy Thupten Jinpa, PhDHUDSON STREET PRESSCharles Darwin’s ideas have often been used to portray human…

Book Review: Awakening Together

From climate change to white supremacy and the threat of nuclear war, the world’s alarming problems seem to be growing exponentially. That means we need to tackle them as teams, as…

Book Review: Emotional Rescue

Emotional RescueHow to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy that Empowers YouBy Dzogchen Ponlop RinpocheTARCHER/PENGUIN“Emotions get their power from…

Book Review: In Search of Buddha’s Daughters

In Search of Buddha’s DaughtersA Modern Journey Down Ancient Roadsby Christine ToomeyThe ExperimentThe Buddhist nuns encountered in Christine Toomey’s In Search of Buddha’s Daughte…

Book Review: In Search of Wisdom

A Monk, a Philosopher, and a Psychiatrist on What Matters Most