Small Acts Speak Bigger Than We Know
“Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” – Plato
According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, we are all meant to be happy. In his words, “Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this.” The trick to true happiness may be surprising though – it turns out it has more to do with how we treat others than any concern we may have abou Read More
This article was originally featured at Into Mountains Over Streams.
Looking at Qi vs Prana
It is possible that each of these subtle energies are quite similar but some practitioners disagree. Qi, Chi, or Prana are not the only names of the fine, rather than gross, life force energies, however. It is also called kundalini energy, as well as Wilheim Reich’s orgone energy, the Egyptian’s cobra, as a symbol of Read More
The Venerable Metteyya, a Buddhist child of wisdom who grew up in the same village, Lumbini, Nepal, that the incarnate Buddha was born in, is only in his early twenties, but he recently gave a dharma talk well beyond his years.
In it, he compelled his audience to live like a tree. He talked of how we grow old without growing deep roots of wisdom, of understanding that death is imminent, even for the living, Read More
A great part of my own personal practice is Karma yoga. It is the philosophy of yoga as selfless service. You may have also heard it referred to as Buddhi Yoga, and in Sanskrit: कर्म योग). Many famous yogis such as Shiva Rea, Julia Butterfly Hill and Sri Sadasiva Brahma speak of this important pillar of yoga. In the yogic tradition one aims to focus on the duty (dharma) with no expectation for rew Read More
I am not the only one who has been delivered shocking and upsetting news. Sometimes our karma seems to come back to bite us so strongly that we can’t imagine what previous thoughts and deeds led to the culmination of this moment. It can’t possibly be my responsibility to deal with this kind of pain, this kind of emotional torture, this deep and dark moment that seems it will never pass. The problem Read More
In a recent conversation with a friend I realized that many people have an idea about yoga being a set of postures, still, instead of an integrated practice of the conditioning of the mind, body and soul. No matter how many times we are reminded, it seems we continue to view yoga as a bunch of pretzel poses instead of a whole tool box full of aids to increase our feelings of peace, quiet and joy. Why do we persis Read More