Spirituality

It’s not life that causes suffering, says Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön, it’s our story about life—our interpretation—that causes so much distress. When we practice...

Practice isn’t the way to cope with or overcome impermanence. It is the way to fully appreciate and live it, says Norman Fischer.

The scene of the Buddha’s passing, as told in the Pali canon’s Mahaparinibbana Sutta, is starkly...

Life is a long walk through varied terrain, says Joan Sutherland. If we can trust what appears before us, rather than impose our map on it, we can embrace change more easily.

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Gregg Braden talks about how we can marry the best of science and the best of spirituality into a greater wisdom that helps us to remember that we're a family, that we love one another, that we need one another, and that we're empowered in ways...

People talk about living in “the now.” I live in the now all the time, and so do you. Actually, there’s nowhere else you can live. You may not always be aware of it, though. Have you ever stopped to realize that even “now” is the story of a past...

In many ways, my research has not only taught me new ways to think about how I want to live and love, it’s taught me about the relationship between my experiences and choices. One of the most profound changes in my life happened when I got my...

I grew up in an atheist family.  While my parents were raised in religious homes—my father in a kosher Jewish house, my mother in a devout Christian Science one—as adults they renounced their adherence to organized religion and raised me and my...

What does independence really mean, and how can we can experience it in our own lives?

It may sound like a paradox, but to be truly independent, we have to be interdependent with something that will open us up. Real independence...

While it is up to us to discover and explore our personal path, no one is doing so alone.

As human beings in this world, we experience both joy and suffering. At times we feel happiness, fulfillment, connectedness, and peace,...

What were Jesus’ teachings really all about? Why we are ready to see the beauty and promise of his vision.

The world is changing. When you look at the surface of cultural developments you see new technology, threats to the...

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