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Understanding the Eight Realizations of Great Beings

“The Sutra of the eight realizations of great beings” is one of the oldest and most influential Buddhist Sutra.Thich Nhat Hanh’s commentary on this...

Badass Buddha vs. Bystander Buddha

"There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: Not going all the way, and not starting." ~ Unknown As with most...

7 Zen Principles and How to Apply Them to Modern Life

“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” ~ Zen Proverb In our Western world, we have the tendency to always...

4 Parables to Unearth Your Buddha Nature

"As human beings we have the same experience of destructive and constructive emotions. We also have a human mind capable of developing wisdom. We...

11 Quotes from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying to...

One of the most profound learnings in my personal life came from Sogyal Rinpoche's book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying based on the...

5 Zen Koans that Will Open Your Mind

“Out of nowhere, the mind comes forth.” ~ The Diamond Sutra Koans are self-paradoxical riddles used as a meditation discipline in Zen Buddhism. The point...

7 Buddha Quotes to Assist You On Your Journey

“Buddhism is made up of all non-Buddhist elements.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh.Buddhism teaches different ways of realizing the ultimate truths of this life, and also...

Axis Mundi ~ Understanding the Connection Between Heaven & Hell

“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven, unless its roots reach down to hell.” ~ Carl JungUniversal consciousness connects all that...

Surrendering to the Law of Reversed Effort

"The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience." ~ Mark Manson Here’s a quirky little perceptual feedback loop that will turn your brain into a proper pretzel. Coined by psychologist Émile Coué, the law...

The Psychology of Probability

"We balance probabilities and choose the most likely. It is the scientific use of the imagination." ~ Sherlock HolmesOne of the most important keys to open-mindedness is the effective use of probability, specifically epistemic probability. Knowing how to utilize probability effectively prevents the mind from clinging too tightly to...
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Forgiving Childhood: How To Be The Parent You Never Had In...

“Traumatic events, by definition, overwhelm our ability to cope (...) We often unconsciously stop feeling our trauma partway into it, like a movie that is still going after the sound has been turned off. We cannot heal until we move fully through that trauma, including all the feelings of...

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