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101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Hermann Hesse on Little Joys, Breaking the Trance of Busyness, and the Most Important Habit for Living with Presence

“The high value put upon every minute of time, the idea of hurry-hurry as the most important objective of living, is unquestionably the most dangerous enemy of joy.”<p><i>“Of all ridiculous things the most ridiculous seems to me, to be busy — to be a man who is brisk about his food and his work,”</i> …

Spiritual Master Osho Explains Why it's Pointless to Compare Yourself to Others

I’ve lived most of my life comparing myself to others. At first, it was school and sports. But as I got older, I began comparing job title, income …

I tried this trippy healing modality for mental clarity—and still can’t believe how it made me feel

A few years ago, a friend told me about an underground breathwork circle she’d attended in Venice Beach—back when breathwork outside of yoga studios</i> …

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America's Guru

The road to Ram Dass’s home on the north shore of Maui winds from the Hana Highway toward the roiling Pacific. The sage green split-level sits on a …

15 Wise Buddhism Quotes That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

Life is tough sometimes. Whether it’s your job, relationships, your mental health, or your physical health, life has a way of presenting obstacles …

The Number One Quote From Dalai Lama That Will Inspire You To Take On Your Mission

Here is a brilliant quote from the Dalai Lama that had I just had to share as soon as I saw it.<p><i>“Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I</i> …

What People In The West Get Wrong About Meditation, According to Master Buddhists

Meditation is increasingly regarded as one of the most beneficial practices for the mind, body and soul. But you don’t have to go deep into the …

A Zen master reveals the real secret to inner peace and lasting happiness (without any BS)

“What do I want from life” is a question we’ve all asked ourselves. Undoubtedly, our answer is always,”Well…I want to be happy.”<p>And if we look at our …

This Breathing Exercise Will Help You Keep Calm and Carry On

Necessary reading for that non-stop year's end hustle.<p>Thanks to this recent election cycle, there's no shortage of upsetting daily news items—coupled with end-of-year deadlines, pending travel plans, oh, and that December expense report—that have the potential to overwhelm a perfectly productive …

Transforming Your Reality

In his Dharma speeches Son Master Songdam makes the extraordinary claim that the entire universe is actually a mirror.<p>He claims that everything we experience as external events and objects are actually the reflections of our own mental activity. Our states of mind are reflected back to us from this …

Spirituality

A Buddhist monk explains mindfulness for times of conflict

“Compassion is not sitting in your room; it’s actually very active and engaging,” a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh says.<p>Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist leaders, second only to the Dalai Lama in fame and influence.<p>With his 100+ books, he’s been an advocate for …