Muslims Throwing Light Upon Themselves

Over at the Intent.com, Deepak Chopra offers some analysis of Obama’s speech in Cairo: …it was a cobweb-clearing speech. The content wasn’t exceptional. Before Muslims assumed the role of bogeyman after 9/11, any tolerant educated person realized...

Stillness In the Face of a Child’s Tantrum

I recently received this in a wonderful letter from one of our virtual sangha members in Germany. It’s a beautiful reminder of how this practice can have profound effects on our families: Kids develop in phases and each jump to the next level seems to bring with...

Skeletons in the Buddhist Closet

After yesterday’s post about Lama Osel Hita Torres leaving his leadership role in Tibetan Buddhism as well as his order, a reader wrote: We need more news like this. Westerners, disillusioned with “their own” religious institutions, often turn to Buddhism,...

Spiritual Practice Is Not About Happiness

In my experience it is a mistake to equate one’s spiritual path with the pursuit of happiness, as it were. Climbing the mountain of spirit is about becoming increasingly conscious rather than resting in eternal bliss. Mark Vernon writes about this topic in...
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