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April 2017

The Guided Meditation that Opened My Heart {Video}

By | 2017-04-07T09:10:55+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Beginner Meditation, blog, Buddhism, Featured, Striding Through The Universe|

Normally Vajrayana practices seem silly to me. When people are sitting and visualizing elaborate mandalas, I often wonder if they're really doing it.   By Daniel Scharpenburg   When I reflect on my practice, I realize that I've been on at least a dozen retreats with Vajrayana Buddhist teachers, but there are really three [...]

Zen Encounters in The Bible Belt

By | 2017-04-04T09:25:33+00:00 April 4th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, Interfaith|

For a couple of seconds, you could have heard a pin drop. Then, as I've seen in countless vampire movies, and in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the lady brandished her hands in front of herself, and making the shape of a cross with her fingers, she pointed them in my direction. [...]

There is Beauty in a Broken Heart—An Impossible Gratitude

By | 2017-04-03T08:08:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|blog, Featured, Relationships, The Renegade Buddhist|

My biggest flaw is that I'm afraid of making mistakes. I regret not making more mistakes. I regret avoiding the "wrong" choices.   By John Pendall I'm terrified of love. It's raised me higher than any philosophy, religious experience or drug. It's pulled me into the deepest pits of despair, where even suicide [...]

March 2017

Notes from a Jaded Traveler

By | 2017-03-31T07:52:29+00:00 March 31st, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Environment, Featured|

Oh, how jaded in an entitled life we sometimes live.   By Debbie Lynn It is 6.30 AM, Sunday. Anse Mitan, Martinique The sun begins to illuminate the sky and the reflecting light makes everything look pastel, like an old painting. The horizon is delineated by a slightly darker shade of blue, separating the [...]