Enlightened Eli

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A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

Meditation

30 Quotes From Buddha For Wisdom and Peace

How many times have you said to yourself that you’re going to do something but you end up not following through with it because you weren’t motivated …

Get Out of Your Own Light: Aldous Huxley on Who We Are, the Trap of Language, and the Necessity of Mind-Body Education

“In all the activities of life, from the simplest physical activities to the highest intellectual and spiritual activities, our whole effort must be to get out of our own light.”<p><b>Aldous Huxley</b> endures as one of the most visionary and unusual minds of the twentieth century — a man of strong …

Education Policy

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

Winnie-the-Pooh

Buddhism and the Brain: Mindfulness in Modern Times

Philosophy professor and Buddhist scholar Evan Thompson discusses the concepts behind his latest book, <i>Waking, Dreaming, Being: Self and Consciousness</i> …

Meditation

26 Things To Remember If You Want To Be Truly Happy

If you’ve asked yourself how to become a happier person, this is already a very good sign. Happiness is not something that happens to us by chance. …

Happiness

The Different Practices of Mindfulness

<b>Mindful/Zen Walking</b>: We walk all the time. From the bedroom to the living room. From work place to the parking lot. But maybe we just do not notice …

Mindfulness

8 Things That Make You Happier: Backed by Research

Wouldn’t you love a real list of things that make you happier? Here’s what scientific research says will work:<p><b>1) Thank Someone</b><p>First thing in the …

6 Pieces Of Buddhist Wisdom That Will Transform Your Life

Here are 6 pieces of Buddhist wisdom that will transform your life...<p>1. Live a life filled with compassion and positive action.<p>Buddha wasn't the only …

Spirituality

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Daily Meditation: Connecting With The Earth

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's meditation features a section from the Pagan Community Statement on the Environment, drafted by …

Meditation

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

At that point, I was doing my PhD in molecular biology. So I just switched and started doing this research as a post-doc.<p><b>Q: How did you do the</b> …

7 Science-Backed Books About Spirituality That Will Change Your Life

These days, it seems like there’s a new spirituality book that comes out almost every other day. The problem with some of these so-called …

Buddhist Meditation Instruction for Children. ~ Chögyam Trungpa.

How to Meditate.<p>A Talk for Young People by Chögyam Trungpa.<p>Has anybody talked to you about meditation?<p>The basic idea of the sitting practice of …

Good Morning Yoga Sequence

5 Quotes to Jumpstart Your Gratefulness and Peace of Mind

There is nothing I seek more than gratefulness and peace of mind. When I’m in their grip, I’m floating on air.<p>You’ve felt it, too, haven’t you?<p>Then, …

Meditation, Literally Reshaping Your Brain

Mediation’s been around for centuries. It’s considered a corner stone for mental health by numerous eastern religions, but meditation isn’t a …

Meditation