Rob MacDonald

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A Zen Master Reveals the Ultimate Way to Deal With Negative Emotions

We all can agree that negative emotions can be tough to deal with. Sometimes it can be much easier to avoid them and keep them bottled up inside.<p>Yet, …

Alan Watts Reveals the One Mindset That Will Give You an Enormous Advantage in Life

Have you ever heard of Alan Watts? If not, he was a fantastic philosopher who popularized Eastern teachings in the west.<p>Not only was he a great …

21 Thought-Provoking, Soul-Searching Quotes By Alan Watts, One Of The Greatest Philosophers Ever

Greatness is not always as celebrated as it should be.<p>You might not have heard the name, Alan Watts, but he was one of the most profound figures of …

Steve Bannon, Dharma Warrior: Hindu Scriptures and the Worldview of Trump's Chief Ideologue

The Hindu scriptures, especially the Bhagavad Gita, have fascinated many public figures in the West for the last two centuries. Aldous Huxley had the …

12 Quotes from Zen Masters That Will Stop You Over Thinking to Achieve Clarity of Mind

Do you experience a racing mind, where thoughts are overpowering you and you’re having trouble finding peace in the present moment?<p>This happens to me …

Hike Through 7 European Countries on this Epic Trail

The Via Dinarica is poised to become one of the world’s top trekking destinations.<p>Twenty years ago, the Balkans seemed an unlikely spot to go trekking. Torn apart by bitter conflict, Yugoslavia painfully splintered, and borders between the new republics were better known for acrimonious rifts than …

30 Profound Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

Something Silent But Deadly Is Killing Galaxies

Across the universe, unsuspecting galaxies are literally getting the life sucked out of them. Though the culprit is still at large, a team of …

A Zen master says this is the most effective way to respond to haters

If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you’ve probably encountered a hater or two. Trolls are everywhere it seems.<br>But what’s the best way to …

Osho Reveals the One Obvious Truth About Why You Shouldn’t Care What People Think of You

It’s natural to worry about what people think of you. It’s something I’ve struggled with for most of my life.<p>The problem is acute when your sense of …

A Master Buddhist Reveals The Real Reason We’re Not Communicating Properly

When it comes to our relationships, I think we can all agree that communication is key. When communication becomes difficult, our relationships …

25 Profound Mindfulness Meditation Quotes That Will Help You Find the Real You

If you’ve read anything about mindfulness or Buddhism, you’ve probably at one point given meditation a go. And if you’re like most people, you found …

What the King of Hawaii Can Teach Us About Trump

A political fable from 1819.<p>To the ever-expanding literature of How to Explain Trump, I’d like to add a short little fable. It was first told 35 years ago by Alasdair MacIntyre, one of our greatest living philosophers, but it concerns an actual event that took place in the kingdom of Hawaii in …

Political Science

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes To Enlighten You

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regirious meditation practice and insight into daily …

25 Android Apps That Are Actually Worth Paying For

Emerging LinkedIn Profile Trends to Maximize Your Success in 2017

Impressive stats indicate that LinkedIn is the place to be in 2017. Use it well. Here's how.<p>There were 45 billion page views from LinkedIn members during Q1 alone in 2016.<p>Two new members join LinkedIn every second.<p>Each month, 106 million unique users visit LinkedIn.<p>41% of millionaires use …

Employment

Why ideas matter … now more than ever

<i>iStock</i><p>It might seem like our interconnected world is unraveling, if last week’s Brexit vote is anything to go by. What can help knit humanity …

Framing

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

The Three Bodies of Enlightenment by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche - Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia

<i>Please consider making little donation to help us expand the encyclopedia Donate</i> <b>Enjoy your readings here and have a wonderful day</b><p>“Dharmakaya is like …

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'Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness'

Interview with US scientist Dennis McKenna on powerful Amazon hallucinogen, plant intelligence and environmental crises<p>Ayahuasca, as it has come to be known internationally, is a plant medicine that has been used in the Amazon for centuries for healing and spiritual purposes. Renowned for the often …

Consciousness

Empowered Living Mind Body Spirit Life Coaching

Spiritual awakening requires you to experience three significant phases of growth to help you evolve from ego based consciousness to soul …

This Is The Horror Sloths Go Through Every Time They Have to Poop

What did we just watch?<p>A sloth's life seems pretty sweet, right? You get to hang out in trees all day, munching on food, sleeping all the time, and …

Depression, the secret we share

"The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality, and it was vitality that seemed to seep away from me in that moment." In a talk equal …

Mental Health

Building Democracy Without the State

Kurdish YPG fighters. (Photo: Kurdishstruggle / Flickr)<p>“When people first came to our house a few years ago to ask if our family would like to …

Middle East

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction