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The world shifted last week when David Bowie passed away from cancer at the age of 69. For ardent fans, he signified revolution, rebellion, celebration…

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

Penny, a mother of two young children, felt bored in her relationship with her partner Tom. They were busy with the demands of parenthood and…

As Buddhism continues to increase in popularity in Western culture , certain principles have entered the discourse of how to be a better parent. The…

With the proliferation of online yoga tutorials like YogaGlo, GaiamTV and even YouTube, more and more yogis are practicing at home in front of their…

Author's note: The following is an excerpt from a chapter called "On Laughing," from a book-in-progress entitled Monk for a Month. In the summer of…

" Love and compassion … are the ultimate source of human happiness, and the need for them lies at the very core of our being."…

I've always been drawn to the Dalai Lama. I love his endearing persona and his wide, beaming smile. I have the utmost respect for His…

You don't have to practice yoga or follow an Ayurvedic diet to benefit from Buddhist ideas (but if you do, more power to you). So…

The Buddhist concept of Dharma has a central philosophy that all is whole and complete as it is. There is no accident in the entire…

This past Memorial Day weekend, I took my two sons, ages 11 and 16, to Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, NY, to celebrate Vesak…

If you happened to be walking around New York City's Union Square on Friday, you may have noticed something unusual: four 'Tibetan monks' breakdancing! (The…

Notions of self and mind differ across cultures and history. For quite a while now, Western cultures have emphasized a Cartesian dualism between mind or…

Sometimes we meet people who can see us whole and before an immense sky, who don’t judge or discriminate, and who seem to radiate feelings…

As humans we have the capacity to analyze, figure, discern, and plan. We analyze what’s happened in the past and what’s happening in the present…