The Dalai Lama gave the prayer at the opening of the U.S. Senate session on Thursday. In Buddhism, prayer isn't seen as an appeal to a higher authority but as a way of connecting to our own highest aspirations. What are your aspirations for the Senate? read more
Who runs s local Dharma center or Zen center is the abbot whom his followers might call “Rôshi” which means old master. It is not an official title but simply a name given to the leader who is more like...
U.S. Senators will be treated to a bit of dharma Thursday morning, as the Dalai Lama will offer the opening prayer for the day’s session. It’s the first time he has been invited to do so, the Washington Post reports. Though the Dalai Lama abdicated his political role in the Tibetan government-in-exile in 2011, he still […]
Harold Ramis, who died Monday, was the calm center of antic comedies including " Ghostbusters," "Animal House," and "Groundhog Day," That's no accident -- he was a practicing Zen Buddhist. read more
Fans who missed seeing Jenna Elfman being free-spirited in a sitcom can rejocie. The actress, who made her name for being supremely wacky on "Dharma & Greg" for five seasons is back in that freewheeling mode — but this time as Joyce,...Show More Summary
At the Wisdom 2.0 conference in San Francisco last week, a panel of Google executives speaking about corporate mindfulness was disrupted by protestors who accuse the company of "appropriating the language of counterculture and Buddhism" while asserting corporate privilege to displace residents and take unfair advantage of municipal services. read more
Adam Frei: The topic today is juicing! I’ve heard you say that every Yogi should own a juicer. When did you first learn about juicing? Sri Dharma Mittra: As soon as I met my Guru, I was instructed at great … The post Let’s Juice! An Interview with Sri Dharma Mittra + Favorite Fresh Juice Blend Recipe appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.
Check out our exclusive inside look at Yoga Journal LIVE! NYC, coming to the Hilton Midtown April 24-28. We’re catching up with some of our favorite presenters from this year’s conference and taking a bite out of their Big Apple … The post Yoga Journal LIVE! NYC | A Bite Out of the Big Apple with Dharma Mittra appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.
Mario Batali is this week's guest on The Moment with Brian Koppelman podcast, where he talks about everything from trying to understand R.E.M. songs to watching Dharma & Greg. Batali also speaks at length about his 1999 brain aneurysm, saying...
A power company in the United Kingdom has 16 meditation instructors on staff -- to help ease the stress felt by workers who remain after 1,400 are laid off and 700 more are told they'll lose their jobs if they can't get to new offices that are 30 miles away. read more
Philip Seymour Hoffman, the marvelous actor who died recently with bags of heroin around him, was interviewed about a year ago by Simon Critchley at the Rubin Museum. The topic was happiness, and it's poignant, almost painful, to listen to now. read more
When I tell people I work as the Executive Director at The Interdependence Project, a meditation and dharma center, most think I must have the most stress-free job in the world. Unfortunately, running a busy non-profit with 2.5 employees...Show More Summary
…and I’m proud to say that it’s by one of our students in the Buddhist Chaplaincy Department at University of the West (which I chair): Mr. Noel Alumit. You can watch it and read the transcript at the Buddhist Peace Fellowship’s Turning Wheel Media right here.
It is said that even the wise man has to be on guard constantly with regard to the senses because temptation is very strong. Some sense objects bring you bliss immediately, but the bliss that we are looking for inside …
There is at least one way in which the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, is demonstrating an inclusive spirit: allowing the American-born Mongolian Buddhist lama Erdni Ombadykov to carry the Olympic torch on a leg through Elista, capital of the majority-Buddhist state of Kalmykia. “‘When I carried the flame, I prayed that in my [...]
The current issue of Time magazine promotes coverage of "The Mindful Revolution: The science of finding focus in a stressed-out, multitasking culture." The story itself is behind a paywall -- you can read the opening anecdote about the...Show More Summary
A fine talk on keeping it real & being Mindful while juggling
A group of Dharma teachers have issued the following statement describing core Buddhist insights into the root causes of the climate crisis and ways to minimize its potentially tragic consequences. Over 150 Dharma teachers from around the globe have already signed it. Show More Summary
In this interview with Oprah Winfrey, Thich Nhat Hahn recalls a breakfast meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. He was late arriving, but King kept the food warm for him. Hahn told King that the people of Vietnam regarded him as a bodhisattva, an enlightened being who always works for people with compassion and non-violence. Show More Summary
Happy New Year, everyone! I’ve got a few new posts over at Patheos that I hope you’ll take a look at, including: “My Five Favorite Films of 2013? “My Five Favorite Dharma Books of 2013? a new post entitled “No, Let’s Talk about Social Security”, which is about why dharma teachers need to “check their […]