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Is that you, Buddha? What’re you doing on Mars? Just chilling?

Sometimes I envy animals who hibernate. Curling up into a warm and cozy sleep until spring arrives, sounds appealing at times when life feels overwhelming…

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."…

A quote usually attributed to Buddha says, "Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional." What a profound statement! There is no suffering if you can…

“As someone nearing seventy years of age at the time of writing, I have accumulated enough experience to be completely confident that the teachings of…

If you’re ever in a rut or find yourself generally bored with life, I’d highly recommend you collect some inspirational quotes. And write them down.

"May today there be peace within; may you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite…

It’s no secret that there is a serious lack of self-confidence all around us. Blame it on the media, high divorce rates, unloving homes or…

Love is a fuzzy word with an even fuzzier meaning, and because many of us are unaware of what love is suppose to look like…

The following are a few of the morning rituals that help me wake up, get those positive vibes going, and set the grateful tone for…

Here are ten life principals inspired by quotes from Buddha. 1. Share Your Happiness “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and…

Anapanasati Sutra is a “Breath-Mindfulness Discourse” that details the Buddha's instruction on using the breath as an insightful focus for meditation. The practice of this…

It's no secret that we tend to look for flaws within ourselves and that we're our own worst critics. We always find something that we…