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How Mindfulness Helps Us Lead Fuller, Happier Lives

"True life" begins when we are fully present, said Thich Nhat Hanh.<p>When we think about happiness and success, many of us turn our attention to some distant horizon where our hopes and aspirations lie. But according to Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, true happiness begins with mindfulness and …

How To Totally Relax In Meditation

Stop Trying To Relax<p>A lot of people start meditation because they are under the impression that it helps to relax and reduce stress, but meditation …

Meditation

12 Hidden Gifts of Not Pursuing Happiness

<i>“We need much less than we think we need.” —Maya Angelou</i><p>Life is difficult.<p>And so it is only natural for you as a human to gravitate towards happiness.<p>…

Happiness

The Six Realms of Samsara in Tibetan Buddhism

<b>The Realm of Beings in Hell: Naraka-gati/Jigokudō</b><p>Yes, even Buddhists believe in Hell, and their notion of it is no less torturous and fiery than the …

Spirituality

Take Really Good Care of Your Self

Perhaps one of the most poorly understood teachings in the dharma, and there are many, lies under the heading of anatta, incorrectly translated as "no-self". Essentially the teaching is a quite simple psychological observation, though it is often misrepresented as having 'cosmological' …

Police Officer Spends His Vacation Creating Awesome Timelapse Of Severe Weather

Working full time as a police officer in California, photography started as just a hobby for Jeff Boyce. Though he’s been interested in taking photos …

Time-lapse Photography

Putting an end to Suffering.

What can really cease—completely destroy—the root of suffering, the delusions? That’s the practice of Dharma.<p>So that’s the purpose of religion and …

The Buddhist And The Neuroscientist

In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the face of tragedy? And is resilience …

12 Dalai Lama quotes that will make you think differently about happiness

He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.<p>The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored …

See Rare Photos of the Dalai Lama Growing Up

His Holiness as a baby with his mother Dekyi Tsering, father Choekyong Tsering and elder brother Gyalo Thondup taken in<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Courtesy of His …

Hinduism

Children recall past lives as Buddhist monks - Unexplained Mysteries

Several children have recalled a past life as a monk. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Brian Jeffery Beggerly<p>Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson has been investigating …

The Most Credible UFO Sightings And An Interactive Map

Based on data from the National UFO Reporting Center, the map below displays over 90,000 reports of UFO sightings dating back to 1905. Each circle …

Gorgeous Photos Of Buddhist Temples Will Make You Want To Quit Your Job And Become A Monk

Buddhist monks can own nothing other than their red robes and a bowl with which to beg. Yet through the generosity of their communities, they can build massive, beautiful temples with details as rich as any cathedral.<p>Photographer Colin Miller* documented these spaces on a recent trip through …

Red Sea

Get away from me, Mr. Zen

"Spiritual materialism" is the brilliant term Chögyam Trungpa came up with back in the '60s to describe something that often happens to Americans …

Meditation

Let Me Know When You See the Iguana - Lion's Roar

Melissa Myozen Blacker proposes that awakening isn’t that complicated. It’s when we encounter something just as it is, without preconception.<p>You know …

Dharma Dew | Vesak Special: A Buddhist Theory of Language

Home > Dharma Dew<p>Vesak Special: A Buddhist Theory of Language<p>By Sharon Lin, The Huffington Post, May 4, 2015<p><b>New York, USA</b> -- I knelt on the silken …

Meditation

The Wright Brothers’ Big Flop

David McCullough’s new book shows that the Ohioans didn’t build the first plane but the first plane that was worth flying. Then they stopped.<p>There …

12 Unique Photos of the World's Largest Tibetan Buddhism School

The world’s largest Tibetan Buddhism School is located in the Larong Valley in Garze, which is a Tibetan region in western Sichuan Province, about …

Blog

Smithsonian

Could this Dalai Lama be the last one, ever?

For Buddhists who follow his teachings, or to those who are simply drawn to his public message of kindness (“My religion is kindness,” the popular …

Google Launches Its Own Wireless Service, Project Fi

As rumored for months, Google has just announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service.<p><b>Here’s what we know so far:</b><p>It’s called “Project Fi”<br>• It’s for Nexus 6 owners only, at first.<br>• It’s invite only right now. You can sign up for an invite here.<br>• It’s built on top of Sprint and T-Mobile’s …

Kayakers in Dingle came face-to-face with a huge (but harmless) basking shark

TWO PEOPLE CAME amazingly close to a massive basking shark yesterday while kayaking in Dingle, Co Kerry.<p>In a GoPro video from one of the kayakers, we …

Ancient Bronze Artifacts in Alaska Reveals Trade with Asia Before Columbus Arrival

Livescience.com 16 April 2015 by Owen Jarus<br>Bronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska suggest trade was occurring between East …

Thirteen-angle stone discovered in ancient Inca wall reveals incredible skill of masons

Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed an ancient Inca wall during excavations at the Incahuasi archaeological site in the Huancavelica Region of …

Paul Allen

Paul Allen stands by a Russian Polikarpov I-16 Type 24 -- The first single-seat fighter with retractable landing gear. This one was shot down by Finnish fire in WWII. In 1991, its wreckage was discovered in Karelia, Russia.

This Experimental Time-Lapse Imagines Life Without Light Pollution

What kind of nighttime time-lapses could you shoot in cities like Los Angeles if light pollution weren’t a problem? A couple of time-lapse …