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April 2017

Boot Camp Happiness Training for the Mind (Because You Can Train for Happy)

By | 2017-04-12T08:03:02+00:00 April 12th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Buddhism for Dudes, Empower Me, Featured|

You must come to the conclusion that your identity doesn’t rest in the bad things you’ve endured. They’re in the past. If you live in the past, you have depression, and if you live in the future, you have anxiety. Mindful living is free of useless distractions. Mindful living comes from a strong mind. [...]

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. [...]

March 2017

The Faces of Meditation: Gerald Stribling

By | 2017-03-30T08:16:05+00:00 March 30th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Featured, The Faces of Meditation|

In 1979 I hiked the Appalachian Trail for a whole summer, and walked 350 miles. That is when my attitude changed from thinking I-want-to-be-alone, to I’ve-never-been-so-lonely-in-my-life. I had a lot of time to think out there. The whole experience was one enormous meditation.   By Gerald "Strib" Stribling   When I took my [...]