The Illusion of Separation

The Illusion of Separation

Buddhism identifies Ten Worlds — ten states or conditions of life that we experience within our lives, moving from one to another at any moment according to our interactions with our environment and those around us. Each of us possesses the potential to...
I Decided to Dance Anyway

I Decided to Dance Anyway

I was four years old when I took my first dance class. It was an Indian classical dance form called Bharatnatyam. I took to it right away, absolutely loving every minute of it. A few years later I enrolled in Classical Russian ballet. Such different styles, but both...
Really, there’s nowhere to GO

Really, there’s nowhere to GO

When will you be happy? When you have a better job? When you have saved enough for retirement? When your children have flown the nest? Where will you find inner peace? Painting landscapes of the countryside? Traveling the world? Meditating in the Himalayan mountains?...
Mind No-Mind

Mind No-Mind

Eastern philosophers and teachers for thousands of years have taught the concept of “No-Mind”. In Zen Buddhism it is known as “Mushin”, a concept learned by martial artists, practiced by the Samurai warriors, to achieve a state of complete nothingness, even if just...
Is It Poise or Poison?

Is It Poise or Poison?

“Too cool for school.” Raise your hand if you remember using that phrase when you were a kid. You know the kids I’m talking about…the ones who always wore the best brand name clothes, drove the fanciest cars, and sat at the “cool kids...

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