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A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

7 Buddhist Teachings That Will Help You Overcome Life’s Most Difficult Challenges and Find Peace

Buddhaimonia.Growing up in the U.S. (California), almost all of my friends were either Christian or Catholic. My family wasn’t. My parents were …

7 Ways to Use Stoic Philosophy to Improve Your Health and Happiness | Mark's Daily Apple

June 25 2015<p>By Mark Sisson<p>A few weeks ago, I shared some thoughts on one of my favorite books of late, <i>A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of</i> …

Happiness

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

The 25 Best Films Of 2015 So Far

With so many movies getting released into the world week in, week out, it's always worth taking stock every once in a while. So far 2015 has thrown …

9 Signs That You Are Fringe Dweller

Do you ever feel that you are stuck in a world you don’t really belong?<p>You’ve tried your hardest to fit in, to go along with the crowd and be part of …

Time I

Dalai Lama urges Suu Kyi to speak out on Burma's persecuted Rohingya people

The Burmese opposition leader has failed to act on the worsening Rohingya crisis, possibly fearful of alienating voters before elections later this year<p>The Dalai Lama has urged fellow Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to do more to help Burma’s persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority in a worsening …

Scientists Say They've Found a New Species of Human Ancestor

Lucy, our famous human ancestor who for decades held the title of the oldest most-complete ancient hominin ever found, may have had some surprising …

Zen Stories – Page 4 – DAILY ZEN

A student went to his meditation teacher and said, “My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I’m constantly falling …

Meditation

New Silk Road Could Change Global Economics Forever

<b>Part 1: The New Silk Road</b><p>Beginning with the marvelous tales of Marco Polo’s travels across Eurasia to China, the Silk Road has never ceased to …

China

12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world: Conflict, cruelty and suffering — not love and peace

<b>Pat Robertson (AP/Gene J. Puskar)</b><p>Our shared moral/spiritual core matters. But religion has also promoted some of the worst ideas humanity has known<p>Valerie Tarico<p>May 19, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval …

Religion

What If ‘God’ Is a Metaphor for Energy?

This article contains opinions which may be viewed as controversial. My intention is not to offend anybody, only to explain my beliefs in theology …

How Wealth in Childhood Shapes Personality Later in Life

The dynamics of inter-class marriages reveal that money predictably influences the way one goes on to think about with work, emotions, and parenting.<p>Cinderella marries Prince Charming. Aladdin weds Princess Jasmine. In <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, Ana falls for Christian. From bedtime stories to films, we are …

10 Ways to Tame Your Monkey Mind and Stop Mental Chatter

Zen Buddhists refer to the constant chatter of the mind as monkey mind. The Buddha held that the human mind is filled with drunken monkeys flinging …

When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet and Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

“Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you.”<p><i>“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,”</i> the great Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh cautioned in his illuminating treatise on love. But even when this incremental …

Literature

From overweight and unhappy to awesome Internet guru

In 2005, Leo Babauta was 70 pounds overweight. He smoked cigarettes and ate junk food. He was disorganized and deeply in debt. Now, the father of six is trim, and runs triathlons and even ran a 50-mile ultra-marathon. He eats a vegan diet, cleared out clutter and his inbox, eliminated debt, saved …

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

Meditation

The United States should recognize the state of Palestine

<i>Matthew Duss is president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Michael A. Cohen is a fellow at the Century Foundation.</i><p>The Israeli-Palestinian peace process — the one that is supposed to end with a two-state solution — is on life support. Both sides in the conflict have made their share of …

How Buddha Taught Meditation To Ananda

1 Share<p>Share Email Comments<p>I love this story of how Buddha taught meditation to Ananda.<p>Ananda was one of Buddha’s disciples, and he followed Buddha …

31 Essential Quotes For Singles

My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. <b>Warsan Shire</b><p>Too many women throw themselves into romance because …

What Other World Religions Think About Jesus

People trying to discover the truth about God should take a hard look at Jesus before looking anywhere else. While that may sound like a bold …