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The Yogi and the Rabbi

Explaining Hinduism to Westerners provides many difficulties. Even Devout Christians have a hard time understanding the Holy Trinity and how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are the same “God”. 721 more words


The Emptiness of Breath

This is a reflection and a guided meditation on the boundlessness of breath, using it as a pathway to emptiness.

One of Buddha’s most important discoveries is that we have no fixed, independent self. 1,311 more words


Mantra Meditation

Say it with me: “Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.”

How many times have you heard the cliche “om” mantra when someone was emulating a spiritual person or pretended to meditate? 434 more words


Forest Sangha Calendar, April 2014.

“There is one essential point that all good practice must eventually come to,

and that is not clinging. In the end,

all teachings and teachers must be let go of.”


EI (Emotional Intelligence)

It occurred to me recently that I’m quite slow or bad on emotions, especially when it comes to other people’s emotions. I knew that it also take time for me to process emotions, especially something serious. 871 more words



“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” 584 more words


Letting Go...

I’m not a Buddhist, but I play one on TV.

At least that’s how it feels. While I’m very attracted to the philosophy of Buddhism, and have a tremendous respect for its teachings and rituals, I have never considered myself an actual “Buddhist,” nor do I feel I truly understand what it means to be one. 232 more words