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Omega Institute Bringing Mindfulness to Work by Rasmus Hougaard
Rasmus Hougaard, founder of the Potential Project, the leading international provider of Corporate-Based Mindfulness Training programs, says if we want to be effective at work, we need to bring mindfulness, not multitasking, to the office. More
A Buddhist Perspective on Walking the Spiritual Path
Many people turn to a spiritual path because they think it will make their pain go away. But as Andrew Holecek explains, true spirituality is not about making you feel good; it is about making you feel real.  “It is sometimes easier to wake up when we’re in extreme pain.”—Dzigar Kongtrul More
Tommy Rosen
Yoga Service Interview Series: Tommy Rosen
Rob: What originally motivated you to do this work, and what continues to motivate you? How, if at all, has that motivation changed over time? More
It's a tough world for any empath, but there are particular obstacles and challenges encountered by highly sensitive men. Psychiatrist and energy expert Judith Orloff offers some clear steps to help empathic men deal with being sensitive in a world where men are told that being "too emotional" is bad. More
Omega Institute Soaring to Prosperity by Lynn A. Robinson
We all try to be positive, but what happens when we find ourselves in negative thinking patterns? Intuitive Lynn A. Robinson offers this helpful process that can turn negative thoughts to a positive attitude and open the doors to abundance. More
To begin this simple but relaxing meditation, select a quiet time and place. You can be seated on a cushion or chair. Take a upright yet relaxed posture, as though with the quiet dignity of a king or queen. More
Each full breath we take has a beneficial impact. If we take that full breath consciously, with awareness, the benefits are exponentially increased. We can develop a practice of breathing this way. We can even cultivate skill in the way we allow our breath to be modulated by our experiences, and the ways that we encourage a full deep breath in every moment—in the presence of all of the vicissitudes of a human life. More
Self-Effort as a Barrier to Liberation
"Self-effort is the greatest impediment to realization.” The old swami’s words felt like a kick in the stomach. We were having lunch together, discussing sadhana and the role of self-effort on the spiritual path. When he said this, immediately, I was ready to argue. I had heard this very swami give talks about the importance of sustained practice, and besides, I was personally insulted. I had worked very hard for many years on the spiritual path and had wagered a great deal on the power of my effort. More
The real search isn’t a search into tomorrow, or to anywhere other than now. It’s starting to look into the very nature of this moment. In order to do that, you have to “stand in your own two shoes,” as my teacher used to say. What she meant by “standing in your own two shoes” is you have to look clearly into your own experience. Stop trying to have someone else’s experience. Stop chasing freedom or happiness, or even spiritual enlightenment. Stand in your own shoes, and examine closely: What’s happening right here and right now? Is it possible to let go of trying to make anything happen? More
Mindfulness involves attuning to our own intention. Of course, mindfulness itself is an intentional state, so we could say that this creates the following tongue twister: An intention to pay attention to intention to be mindful. This appears to be a reentry loop of mental reinforcement that lies at the heart of the experience. Intention to attend to intention. More

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