Joe Hartman

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Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Ten Verses on Oxherding, Zen master Guoan Shiyuan

In Zen, a herdboy’s search for his lost oxen has served as a parable for a practitioner’s pursuit of enlightenment since this Buddhist sect’s early …

Meditation

One Simple Phrase That Can Bring You Joy, Peace and Happiness

<i>This article originally appeared on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>I feel fortunate to be able to say that most of the time I feel happy and calm, and that is for many reasons. However, this was not always the case and there is one short little phrase which played a major role in transforming my life.<p><b>This</b> …

Happiness

Beginner’s Body Scan Meditation

Before I taught scores of body scan meditations like the one above, I too had to learn it for the first time. And my first reaction was: no, thank …

How to Love Donald Trump (Without Losing Your Soul): One Buddhist's Point of View.

During this election cycle in the US, I find tremendous cause for hate. Spoiler alert: I HATE Donald Trump--hate him with a passion I would otherwise reserve for terrorists, power-mongers, fundamentalists of any stripe, baby slappers, and puppy murderers. HATE. I hate that guy. He is a liar. A …

Harvard Goes To The Himalayas – Monks With ‘Superhuman’ Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do

It’s fascinating to consider just how many ancient teachings tell us that humans have the capacity to gain extraordinary powers through various …

Meditation: What Can and Can't Be Taught

By most standards, I'm a fairly experienced meditator. I meditate daily, and have for years. I've spent months at a time immersed in silent practice. I study it, teach it, and write about it.<p>I can still wonder if I'm doing it wrong.<p>Meditation is deeply personal. Except with the broadest …

Meditation

Loving Kindness Meditation: A Zen Technique to Boost Compassion

Loving Kindness Meditation is a popular Zen meditation technique which is practiced to develop compassion towards oneself and for all living …

How a Former Rockstar Fell Hard for Organic Farming

<i>Welcome toOut of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at how sustainability has become a rapidly growing movement within the food world.Chefs at the forefront of this trend are introducing</i> …

The big chill: Periscope is changing how people meditate

Give virtual peace a chance. You might like it.<p>Livestreaming apps like Periscope have spawned a vast and influential meditation community, with …

How Patrice Washington rebuilt her life after $2 million of debt

It’s a new year, and a new chance to get your finances in order. Here, 34-year-old Patrice Washington, an Atlanta-based personal-finance expert and …