Southeast Asians may add yoga and meditation to this title as well. In the US, 67 percent of Buddhists are Asian. Yet, the face of American Buddhism is predominantly white as Asians have been marginalized. Funie Hsu, an assistant professor of American Studies at San Jose State University and a board member of the Buddhist... Continue Reading →
The sun shines over all life without distinction The water flows with no attempt at prejudice The earth holds us all without labels The tree gives fruit and shade without judgement The breath flows from one to another giving life to all The sky covers us with the umbrella of infinite space Rich or poor,... Continue Reading →
Lady Gaga asks His Holiness The Dalai Lama about the despair and loneliness in youth; the importance of kindness and compassion for self-esteem and sense of purpose; and connecting to our shared humanity for healthier living. What meditation to practice is another question briefly explored. Dalai Lama Lady Gaga Talk
March 20 was Happiness Day and the World Happiness Report 2016 has been released. India's ranking is a shocking surprise. The top 10 countries remain unchanged though the rankings within the top has changed a bit. These reports began in 2012. Top 10 Denmark Switzerland Iceland Norway Finland Canada Netherlands New Zealand Australia Sweden The... Continue Reading →
Mind and Life Fellow Jud Brewer talks about the relationship between mindfulness and addiction in his recent TED Talk, “A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit.”
This is a question that comes up quietly but persistently--a man's duty as a father, husband, spiritual quest--and the conflicting emotions that arise from it: How does a man just walk out on his wife and new-born son without a single word? What about duty to them and the Buddhist teachings of duty to parents... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year to readers of this blog and Mahasri Yoga--from over 2500 towns and cities around the world! May our circle of peace continue to be strong and grow.
Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense. Source: Essential Rumi by Coleman Barks.