With a 177-foot tall statue of the Buddha of loving kindness at the heart of it all.
Allan Badiner wanted to know what happened to the research with psychedelics by bright, spiritually-minded people so he decided to ask a wide spectrum of seekers what their experiences exploring the relationship between Buddhism and psychedelics was.
When I meet fellow mindfulness teachers I sometimes ask, "What do you think the difference is between mindfulness and Buddhism? If the teacher starts prattling on about brain states and alpha waves and prefrontal cortexs and amygdalas, I will wish him or her the best and quietly excuse myself.
Immersed in a culture of giving, of looking out for one's neighbors and providing what one can, my new friend's pondering over my hypothetical question was due to my lack of understanding, not his.
Anger is the wish to obliterate the target. It is the hot flash of destructive momentum that makes people lash out and, in too many cases, recklessly destroy lives, destroy the environment, destroy the very way of life of those perceived to be the enemy. In the Buddhist teachings, it is said that one moment of hatred against an enlightened being produces eons of negative effects, leading the hating person into a season in hell.
The Buddha Image...Out Of Uddiyana: A Conversation with Collector Nik Douglas, plus a Forward by Tibet House's President Robert Thurman
MR: What is your relationship to the Buckingham collections? Even if this imperiled planet is not fortunate enough to see
It's that time again to see what Arianna's reading next, and tomorrow she'll reveal Huffington Post's Book Club selection for February.
You can see this in the debate on insurance reform. Insurance companies put out propaganda that a public option will end
"We're extremely troubled to learn of her problems only now, and especially troubled that she withheld what's clearly pertinent
Third Eye on the News: Talking to Buddhists About the '08 Race and the "Rough Old Trade" of Politics
These election years are especially challenging: One candidate plays dirty, the other occasionally disappoints, and the media rig the game. It seemed like a good idea to ask some Buddhists for guidance.
Your daughter is lovely, Professor Thurman, but i don't buy the case for Quentin Tarantino as a cinematic vigilante against violence.