Why Heavily Meditated Brains Really Are The SureFire Path To World Peace

When the Dalai Lama said that if every 8 year-old in the world learned to meditate, we would have world peace in a generation, he was scientifically correct.   I did some research for a recent speaking engagement about mindfulness at work and it turns out that the catch in your throat as you are more »

3 Questions to Ask BEFORE you stuff your face-the power of Practice when you need some love

At a refuge recovery meeting in Chicago last night, I was inspired with the idea that I could use loving kindness to help with my addictive tendencies. As I reached for the usual late night salty snack, I paused. “May I be happy May I be peaceful, May I be well. ” I repeated this more »

7 ways to build Confidence-A Gift At Any Age

“What makes the desert beautiful,’ said the little prince, ‘is that somewhere it hides a well…” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince Scientists were surprised when they found the tangled yuck of Alzheimer’s and dementia in the autopsied brains of people who had never lost functionality.   These people had some memory loss and more »

Word Temple

  And now this, from Ikkyu, an ancient Zen priest: ( he is described  as “rascally”)   I’d love to give you something but, what would help? Self other right wrong wasting your life arguing face it you’re happy, really you are happy.   ( The symbol at the top of this post represents  the more »

The Maddest Dog

The Maddest Dog of All I’ve been assigned to do a research project about Islam. (and Christianity and Judaism and all ism’s and ams everywhere and yes I am including you too, Buddhism, Hinduism, and atheism!) I am sick and tired of people using words like sacred, faith, or belief as a shield for oppression more »

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