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Louis Armstrong and Cannabis: The Jazz Legend's Lifelong Love of 'the Gage'

Louis Armstrong: just the name evokes the image of a dark, smoky dance hall filled with classic jazzy trumpeting tunes tinged with nostalgia. Known …

The Laughing Buddha Humour and the Spiritual Life, by Dennis Sibley

Home <b>›</b> Biography <b>›</b> <b>The Laughing Buddha Humour and the Spiritual Life, by Dennis Sibley</b><p><i>on</i> 31 May 2014 • ( 2 )<p><b>Humour lies at the heart</b> of Buddhist thought …

Composer Carter Burwell says most directors don't care if a score is 'good' or 'interesting'

Composer Carter Burwell got his start in the film industry scoring original music for the Coen Brothers, from their 1984 debut, “Blood Simple,” to …

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Luke Skywalker Practices the Dharma of Star Wars - Lion's Roar

In his book, <i>The Dharma of Star Wars</i>, Matthew Bortolin — a student of Thich Nhat Hanh — sorts through the films’ spiritual themes and applies Buddhist …

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Ingredients of Creativity

<i>The secrets of creative success are simple, they just aren’t very easy.</i><p>“For a charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble. Double, …

Tantric attitude to life, by Francesca Fremantle

Home <b>›</b> Francesca Fremantle <b>›</b> <b>Tantric attitude to life, by Francesca Fremantle</b><p><i>on</i> 28 September 2013 • ( 1 )<p><b>I hope to give a very brief</b>, personal view of …

La polizia contro Pasolini, Pasolini contro la polizia

Nel 1959 Pier Paolo Pasolini non è ancora un regista. Ha 37 anni, è autore di raccolte poetiche, sceneggiature e due romanzi che hanno fatto …

The No. 1 Habit of Highly Creative People

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for contructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” <b>~Rollo …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Why Does Overthinking Sabotage the Creative Process?

There is an ongoing debate about the differences between the function of the "left brain" and "right brain." Since the late 20th century, many …

Creativity

A Simple Yet Powerful Method for Making Big Changes

<b>“Whenever I go on a ride, I</b><b>’</b><b>m always thinking of what</b><b>’</b><b>s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.” ~Walt Disney</b><p>As a kid, I never realized how …

My 20 Favorite Books on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Buddhism

Buddhaimonia.Books hold a very special place in my heart. Since I was a young teen, books have affected my life in significant ways. From making me …

Buddhism

Revolution: la musica “rivoluzionaria” interpretata dal flauto di Emmanuel Pahud

Emmanuel Pahud è unanimemente considerato il più grande flautista dei giorni nostri, dal momento che la sua carriera spazia dal ruolo di primo flauto …

3 Zen Principles That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Happier!)

There’s no guarantee that you’ll wake up tomorrow.<p>You may know this, but are you really living it?<p>I've spent some time ruminating on this and have …

Habit Creep: The Gradual and Reasonable Way to Improve Yourself

There is a common phenomenon in the world of personal finance called “lifestyle creep.” It describes our tendency to buy bigger, better, and nicer …

A Zen Master Explains Death and the Life-Force to a Child and Outlines the Three Essential Principles of Zen Mind

“Zen practice … requires great faith, great courage, and great questioning.”<p>If death is so enormous a mystery that we remain unable to wrap our grownup minds around it, despite comfort from our great poets and consolation from our great philosophers, how are tiny humans to make sense of it all? …

An easy formula can calculate the true cost of a distraction

Now take that number and multiply it by 25.<p>That's how many minutes of concentration you're losing. It takes an average of about 25 minutes (23 minutes and 15 seconds, to be exact) to return to the original task after an interruption, according to Gloria Mark , who studies digital distraction at the …

Hear All of Mozart in a Free 127-Hour Playlist

"You can't have Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart as your favorite composers," said conductor and San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson …

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Flute Embouchure Photos

A: Natural, symmetrical, making excellent use of the lower lip, and retaining optimum distance from the embouchure hole.<p>B: Natural, symmetrical, …

Top 20 Jazz albums of the last five years

<b>Every year, Jazzwise asks its writers to choose their favourite albums – the releases that most impressed and inspired them. Below are the 20 albums</b> …

12 Jazz Bars In London You Should Drink At Before You Die

More dreamy places to add to your bucket list.

"The Mindful Musician" — Mindfulness Training for Better Recordings and Performances

Image by Flickr user Dierk Schaefer<p>During a recent band practice, my mind began to wander, as it sometimes will when you’re playing the same song for …

Mindful Musicianship

<i>“Learning the basics in a rote, unthinking manner</i> <i>almost ensures mediocrity.”</i><br>–Ellen Langer, psychologist (<i>The Power of Mindful Learning</i><i>,</i> p. 14)<p>How …