Leslie Gulka

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McMindfulness: Buddhism as sold to you by neoliberals

Mindfulness is big business, worth in excess of US$1.0 billion in the US alone and linked – somewhat paradoxically – to an expanding range of must …

You're Only 4 Ingredients Away from Grilled Chicken Bliss

The grill has a way of transforming the simplest food into something truly magical. Take these chicken skewers, for instance. It's just some pieces …

How to Meditate: An Athlete's Guide to Mindful Meditation

We get it. You’re not into this whole “mindfulness” thing.<p>But know this: The mental wellness discipline, loosely defined as actively practicing …

Craft Your Own Brush Lettering Style With Brittany Luiz of Tombow

If your lettering needs a refresh, this online class is just for you!<p>Back again for another class, Brittany Luiz in collaboration with Tombow USA is here to teach you how you can craft your own lettering style. In this 54-minute lettering class, you’ll learn how Brittany’s very own style evolved …

Calligraphy

The Principle of Dependent Origination in Buddhism

Everything is interconnected. Everything affects everything else. Everything that is, is because other things are. What is happening now is part of …

Spirituality

First Spiritualist Temple

America's original house of worship for Spiritualism, the religious movement based on communing with the dead.<p>At street level it’s easy to get …

Impermanence in Buddhism (Anicca)

The Path to Liberation<p><i>All compounded things are impermanent.</i> The historical Buddha taught this, over and over. These words were among the last he …

Using Religion Against Itself: State-Managed Buddhism and Chinese-Mongolian Relations

“No matter what the 14th Dalai Lama says or does, he cannot deny the Central Government’s right to recognize reincarnations,” says Norbu Döndrup ནོར་བུ་དོན་གྲུབ 羅布頓珠, one of the highest-ranking Tibetan officials in the Autonomous Region’s government. Zhu Weiqun 朱維群, former deputy head of the United …

3 Mantras That Can Help You Get Through Any Crisis

In the face of a crisis—whether the loss of a job, the end of a relationship, a betrayal or a financial setback—the human mind has a tendency to …

Albert Einstein

A year after slayings, Dallas police train in 'mindfulness'

DALLAS (AP) — Only hours after the ambush that killed five Dallas law enforcement officers, mental health experts began thinking ahead, searching for ways to ease the long-term effects of the attack on the men and women who patrol the nation's ninth-largest city.<p>Police psychologists in Dallas were …

Los Angeles

The Essence of the Heart Sutra

An Introduction to the Heart Sutra<p>The Heart Sutra (in Sanskrit, <i>Prajnaparamita Hrdaya)</i>, possibly the best known text of Mahayana Buddhism, is said to …

The Conquest of Fear — Part 2 of 3

The triune nature of man is an expression of his constitutional personality, a three-headed flower of the Inconscient, each contradicting the other …

Prodigy Spoke to ‘The Therapist’ About Spirituality in One of His Last Interviews

The late rapper's session airs on Monday, July 10 at 10:30p.m. on VICELAND.<p>The world lost one of its greatest rappers ever when Mobb Deep's Prodigy passed away last month from complications related to sickle cell anemia. Prodigy had been battling with the disease for his whole life, which he …

This New Collaboration Will Make You Want a ‘Meditation Cloak’

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Luxia's New Track Is A Statement About Tech Saturation

<b>Luxia</b> is part of Malmo's creative scene, one of the Swedish city's more instantly recognisable figures.<p>A songwriter who can be both cutting and …

Dalai Lama turns 82, here's what keeps him young

NEW DELHI - Thousands of Tibetans living in exile in India waved white scarves, lit incense and offered prayers Thursday in celebration of the Dalai Lama’s 82nd birthday.<p>The Dalai Lama, the spiritual head of the Tibetan community, cut a cake and watched a performance of cultural dances and songs by …

About Buddhist Nuns

The Tradition of Bhikkhunis<p>Back in 2011, Fox News personality Gretchen Carlson expressed astonishment that a Buddhist nun was included in the …

Full transcript: Headspace meditation app co-founder and CEO Rich Pierson on Too Embarrassed to Ask

Don’t forget your breath.<p>On this episode of <b>Too Embarrassed to Ask</b>, Recode’s Kara Swisher and The Verge’s Lauren Goode spoke with Rich Pierson, the co-founder and CEO of Headspace, a meditation app. They discussed the irony of using the most distracting thing in the world (your phone) to help you be …

The Easiest Meditation Technique You’ll Ever Try

One of my biggest frustrations when I started meditating was how complicated it was. I would read entire books on meditation, but I never really …

10 awesome health benefits of doing yoga for just 15 minutes a day

From weight loss to a boost of energy, yoga has many advantages<p>Many of us attend weekly yoga classes, which are good for our general health and …

5 Ways to Rewire Your Brain to Be Positive

How to train yourself to be happier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you realize it or not, the negative experiences you have lived through often influence your decisions. Your brain learns from difficult situations and painful memories, and these experiences get …

Stress Can Be Managed.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Stress is an unavoidable part of life. We can experience it at home, work, with family, or even in the …

Train Your Mind Archives

Train Your Mind: Don’t be jealous.<p>The Mind-Training Slogans, Slogan #57 Each Friday, Acharya Judy Lief, teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Chogyam …

What Are The Differences Between Buddhism and Stoicism?

Two of the world's oldest systems of thought, Buddhism and Stoicism, are at first sight as different as can be. Developed within a century or two of …

12 life-changing gluten-free products you won’t find in supermarkets

<b>There’s no doubt that supermarket free-from aisles have come a long way over the years.</b><p>But if you always shop in one of the ‘big six’ supermarkets, …

Gluten-Free

Science Says This 1 Daily Practice Can Literally Change Your Brain and Make You More Successful

Discover how mindfulness can change the way your brain works, making you more happy, efficient, and fulfilled in whatever you do.<p>Many people, especially those in the business world, see the word <i>mindfulness</i> or <i>meditation</i> and immediately freak out. It's hard to blame them. The terms have been thrust …

11-year-old boy shoots charging bear

HOONAH, Alaska — Quick action from an 11-year-old boy saved a fishing party from a charging brown bear, Alaska State Troopers said.<p>Elliot Clark was …

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