An Excerpt from an Interview with Adyashanti

I have a lot of respect for Adyashanti and his approach to teaching. He’s genuine, honest, and has the capacity to creatively turn up the heat on his students. Here’s an excerpt from an interview that Tami Simon did: I no longer believe the next thought...

Norman Fischer writes for the NYT’s Happy Days Blog

Last week’s  NYTimes.com posted a nice piece by Norman Fischer: As most people know, a Zen meditation retreat is not a vacation. Despite the silence and the beauty, despite the respite from the busyness, the experience can be grueling. The meditation practice is...

Rachel Hiles comments on her twitter reluctance over at Tricycle in a post called  A Buddhist’s Guide to Twitter. As someone slow to embrace the Twitter phenomenon, I’ve approached the site with great caution, and perhaps a touch of suspicion. I often wondered if I...

Build a Bigger Brain

Bodhipaksa, over at Wildmind has just posted this fascinating article: People who meditate have bigger brains than those who don’t, say researchers at UCLA. Using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of meditators and non-meditators,...

Should I Leave My Teacher?

I thought I’d share this exchange I just had with a reader: Michael, for some reason, issues of guru abuse are coming at me from every direction. I just had a good friend call me asking to talk – she has been with a guru here in the Bay Area for 7 years...
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