Nathan Garrett

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Breathing

Ancient Pali texts liken <b>meditation</b> to the process of taming a wild elephant. The procedure in those days was to tie a newly captured animal to a post …

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in …

The Empty Boat by Chuang Tzu

He who rules men lives in confusion;<br>He who is ruled by men lives in sorrow.<br>Yao therefore desired<br>Neither to influence others<br>Nor to be influenced by …

Spirituality

I Heart My City: Takafumi’s Kyoto

<b>Takafumi Kawakami</b> spent a brief amount of time in Texas and Arizona before boomeranging back to his native <b>Kyoto</b> determined to follow his family’s tradition of becoming a Zen buddhist. Nowadays, he runs the Zen meditation program at the Shunkoin Temple and serves as a fellow through the United …

Japan

This concept from Zen Buddhism will help you let go of beliefs that are holding you back

A buddhist statue. Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri<p>I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. <br>Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant …

Religion Resurrected

Add to Wisdom Collection: don't add to collectionA secular Buddhist, recoiling from the ills of both theism and atheism, suggests that we move beyond …

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview

Stephen King's office building sits on a particularly dreary dead-end road on the outskirts of Bangor, Maine, just down the street from a …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

The Friend

His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.<p><b>Most of September 17, 2012,</b> has evaporated from my mind. I still have a few …

David Letterman: Happy at Last

I feel like I'm talking too much. You tell me some stories."<p>It's 10 till seven in a conference room high above West 53rd Street, and David Letterman …

Comedy