contemplations

NONDUALITY AND THE ALLURE OF THE ABSOLUTE: Instead of sitting to solve your life, sit to witness it

NONDUALITY AND THE ALLURE OF THE ABSOLUTE: Instead of sitting to solve your life, sit to witness it

Zen craves the truth.  We practice to know our original nature—to reconcile ourselves with the absolute. We hold in our hearts...
January 22, 2015 × 1 comment

mindful living

MINDFUL FROM 9-5: Four ways to work mindfully

MINDFUL FROM 9-5: Four ways to work mindfully

As members of the working world, you know firsthand that every job comes with its share of stress, but it’s how you handle the stress that...
January 20, 2015 × 0 comments

communication

SILENCING DEBATE: The truth that lies in our past

SILENCING DEBATE: The truth that lies in our past

There are some topics that are said to be inappropriate to bring up in conversation: money, sex and religion are a few that come to...
January 15, 2015 × 0 comments

fiction

A GLOBAL AWAKENING: A short play about the struggles of a modern-day Planet Earth

A GLOBAL AWAKENING: A short play about the struggles of a modern-day Planet Earth

This play was written for and performed as part of the Vedanta 10 Minute Play Festival at the King Street Theatre in Sydney, Australia...
January 12, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

TO SPEAK UP, WE MUST LISTEN WITHIN: 4 steps to a bolder, healthier life

TO SPEAK UP, WE MUST LISTEN WITHIN: 4 steps to a bolder, healthier life

You know those scenes in movies where the main character suddenly explodes and stands up for themselves in a heroic, courageous and...
January 7, 2015 × 0 comments

mind-body

DEPRESSION: Its causes and cures—the endocrine connection

DEPRESSION: Its causes and cures—the endocrine connection

Oh, this is too good to not pass on. Just when I’m preparing to write this article on depression, Spiritual Ecology posted this...
January 5, 2015 × 2 comments

meditation

IGNORE YOUR MIND: Don’t give thoughts a second thought

IGNORE YOUR MIND: Don’t give thoughts a second thought

I hated high school dances. I didn’t know the cool moves. I envied the guys with older sisters who would play records and make them...
January 3, 2015 × 0 comments

alternative therapies

SOBA RIGPA: Good health is all in the mind

SOBA RIGPA: Good health is all in the mind

  A plaque at the National Institute of Traditional Medicine in Thimphu, Bhutan, summarizes the root cause of illness as being...
December 31, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

EMPOWERED HUMILITY: A modern day spiritual crisis

EMPOWERED HUMILITY: A modern day spiritual crisis

We’re learning to become empowered, authentic individuals with a clear vision for our purpose in this lifetime. On the other...
December 30, 2014 × 0 comments