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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 Jung Universal consciousness connects all that...

Non-Duality and Presence: Guidelines for Increasing Awareness

“The gap is your connection to the field of pure potentiality. It is that state of pure awareness, that silent space between thoughts, that...

Death and the Great Transformation: Three Versions of Dying

Dying is a mystery, and many of us fear it. But, much like the thrill of discovering self love, death and our relationship to...

The Six Realms of Samsara in Tibetan Buddhism

The Realm of Beings in Hell: Naraka-gati/Jigokudō Yes, even Buddhists believe in Hell, and their notion of it is no less torturous and fiery than...

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