Mindfulness At Work

post-mindfulness-work-large02

How do we handle “hot” situations and interactions at work?  What’s the best course of action when faced with the edginess of other’s opinions and the necessity of needing to get something done?

Continue reading

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Is Buddhism A Religion? Maybe The Question Itself Is Flawed

post-is-buddhism-religion-large01

Why label Buddhism as either secular or religious? Where does the debate about Buddhism’s institutional status originate?

Continue reading

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 2.50 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Family Relationships: The Gift of An Open Heart

post-family-relationships-large02

What is the best way to relieve another person’s suffering? How do we as Buddhists relate to others who do not identify as Buddhist themselves, especially our family members?

Continue reading

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Nothing Lasts Forever…When You Are A Parent

post-nothing-lasts-forever-large03

How can impermanence be a source of joy for parents? What parenting wisdom can be gained by understanding that ‘nothing lasts forever’?

Continue reading

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...

Family Life as a Spiritual Path

post-family-life-spiritual-path02

Why do we feel especially triggered by family relationships? How can we transform challenging moments with our family and use those triggers effectively on our path?

Continue reading

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Getting Out of the Way

Creativity and the Arts as a Path to Awakening

How can the artistic method help us get out of our own way when manifesting positive, creative action in the world?

Continue reading

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

The Future of American Buddhism

Panel discussion in NYC with Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Roshi Enkyo O’Hara, Shastri Ethan Nichtern and Mitra Mark Power. If Buddhist teachings such as mindfulness meditation are to inform, and transform,  the larger culture, what are our next steps?

Continue reading

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Dzogchen Ponlop’s Aspiration for Western Buddhism

During a panel discussion with Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Mitra Mark Power and Shastri Ethan Nichtern in the Cooper Union’s Great Hall in New York City, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was asked, “What is your aspiration for Western Buddhism?”

Continue reading

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Buddha Nature

post-buddhanature-large03

Special Guest Post by Sharon Salzberg

When asked about self hatred the Dalai Lama said, “Self hatred. What is that? But you have Budddha nature. How could you think of yourself that way?” How can Western Buddhists gain confidence in Buddha nature and nourish our capacity to offer lovingkindness to ourselves?

Continue reading

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche’s Aspiration for American Buddhism

What would be the key ingredient to a “melting pot” of American Buddhism — one Buddhism, rather than many? How can students of different Buddhist traditions help and support each other on the road to freedom?

Continue reading

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading ... Loading ...