September 2017

Why I Meditate

By | 2017-09-30T08:55:16+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Advanced Meditation, blog, Buddhism, Featured|

Have I found the answers to the questions I was looking for? Definitely not. But I have come to the acceptance that there are no answers. I’ve had a glimpse of another big question that I didn’t even know I should be asking when I started meditating. That was a nice surprise.   [...]

Buddhism Shows Us We Can Choose How to React

By | 2017-09-28T08:49:40+00:00 September 28th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Buddhism for Dudes, Featured|

Seeing suffering as reactivity makes perfect sense, and it came to me as an epiphany. I’ve always maintained that we choose how we feel and behave. I’ve never really been able to put my finger on it until I read Batchelor.   By Gerald "Strib" Stribling I’ve been reading Stephen Batchelor’s latest book, [...]

Can We Find a Sangha Built around an American Buddhist Practice? (Part 1)

By | 2017-09-23T07:29:10+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Arts, blog, Buddhism|

In any case, it was in the pages of Walden Pond that I discovered this entirely new sense of Buddhism as something that could be practiced in a homegrown or indigenous way, not requiring any contortionism in order to suit my native disposition. "In every man's brain is the Sanskrit," as Thoreau himself expressed [...]

Sticks & Stones May Break Bones, But Words Can Hurt Us Too

By | 2017-09-15T10:00:28+00:00 September 15th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Empower Me, Featured, The Renegade Buddhist|

I don't know why we have these issues with Right Speech, or with Buddhist Ethics in general. It seems like most of us would rather skip that part of Buddhism to get to the, "Good stuff." But Right Speech, Right Action, and Right Livelihood are the good stuff. When it comes to practicality and utility, [...]

How to Love without Fear? You Fake it till You Make It, Man.

By | 2017-09-14T07:43:32+00:00 September 14th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Empower Me, Featured, Relationships|

Love makes us kind, but sometimes the effect doesn't follow the cause. Sometimes the effect precedes the cause (Far out, man). Sometimes cats walk backwards, the head following the tail. Sometimes, if you smile for a minute, you start to feel happy.   By Lee Glazier   So, I was enjoying an herbal [...]