Matthieu Ricard left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism in the Himalayas. He is now a Buddhist monk, a noted TED speaker, a humanitarian, and an international best-selling author.

Sometimes called the “...

“To be able to feel unconditional compassion, one needs to develop fearlessness.” —Matthieu Ricard

Join an evening talk, starting at 8 p.m., with renowned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, whose best-selling...

American spiritual teacher Adyashanti defines two types of awareness—focused awareness and the field of awareness—and says we all have experienced both. 

Omega: How can the second agreement, “Don’t take anything personally,” be useful for us when it comes to family members and friends?

don Miguel Jr.: My father taught me that I’m responsible to the tips of...

The fifth agreement is: be skeptical, but learn to listen. Be skeptical because most of what you hear isn’t true.

You know that humans speak with symbols and that symbols aren’t the truth. Symbols are only the truth because we...

Omega: More people seem to be "waking up" spiritually than ever before, yet there also seems to be more injustice in the world. How can those who are waking up be effective game changers and not be overwhelmed by fear, anger, or...

Omega: What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Neil: The mystery. The strangeness and beauty of being human. Spiritually and emotionally, all the different people and landscapes and happenings teach...

On his deathbed the great psychologist and lover of the human race Erich Fromm turned to his friend Robert Fox and asked, "Why is it that the human race prefers...

People get so caught up in the content of their spiritual enthusiasms that they may give little thought to the emotions involved. Some adults tell me that they still follow the values taught in the church where they grew up simply because their...