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April 2017

Environment as Self: A Buddhist Perspective on Climate Change

By | 2017-04-19T06:54:07+00:00 April 18th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Environment, Featured, Mindful Kitchen|

While it's not strictly a buddhist concept, I think this is where empathy and “The Golden Rule” have become extremely helpful. If we see the earth as an extension of ourselves and ourselves as an extension of the earth, it seems only reasonable that we “treat the earth as we would like to be [...]

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 [...]