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A very happy 80th birthday to the Dalai Lama! The spiritual leader of his people and religion for 65 years (he assumed the role when…

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…

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…

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…

In this crazy chaotic world, we often need words from great teachers to help keep us inspired , grounded, conscious and compassionate. Here are ten…

"There are two kinds of happiness - the temporary pleasure derived primarily from material comfort alone and another more enduring comfort that results from the…

I’ve always considered myself to be a fairly selfish person. I think it’s unfortunately easy to be this way. Our society promotes individuality (which isn’t…

I finally stopped renewing my People Magazine subscription. It's another step I'm taking to ingest fewer empty "mental calories," much like saying no to a…

I recently spent a week at Dhanakosa, a Buddhist retreat center in the Scottish highlands, where we shared three meals a day with the community.

"Before we can generate compassion and love, it is important to have a clear understanding of what we understand compassion and love to be. In…

Life is full of challenges. We are continually faced with tests of our strength and character. It's the universe reminding us we are still alive.

No one can argue with the Dalai Lama when it comes to sound life advice. What I love about him is his practical approach to…

“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…

Do you ever feel like you would love some time away from all the pressures and stress you put on yourself? Well, then traveling solo…

I recently came across this story in The Art of Happiness , inspired by the Dalai Lama : Once there was a disciple of a…