The Enneagram – From Personality To Awakening

The Enneagram The enneagram is a nine pointed diagram introduced in Europe in the 1920’s by George Gurdjieff . Recently, many teachers have taught the enneagram as a tool to transform personality traits into higher qualities for spiritual development and awakening. They map each point on the diagram at the left into a different personality type and also […]

Love Is Letting Go Of Fear

With Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in the hospital, it may be good to remember that love is letting go of fear. Then we will be free to love Thay and allow what is to be to be. Love Is Letting Go Of Fear is the title of a book by Jerry Jampolsky. He was the […]

Quiet Time In Schools

There has been a lot of talk about quiet time in schools lately. Daniel Goleman, in his book, Focus, reports on activities in New Zealand, New Haven, Connecticut, Youngstown, Ohio, Anchorage, Alaska,  Singapore, and many other places. The one thing that these activities have in common is setting aside quiet time for kids and teachers […]

Secular Mindfulness For Stress Relief

These days, business leaders, politicians, and educators are using mindfulness to cope with stress. They are taking advantage of secular mindfulness for stress relief in their lives. This video from Laura Evans of Fox News in Washington, DC reports that 65% of Americans are not able to take time for themselves at least once a […]

Secular Mindfulness

In the recent article, Google Likes Thich Nhat Hanh, we saw that mindfulness has made a lasting impression on certain types of business such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the like. The companies are offering classes in mindfulness in hopes of increasing the productivity of their workers. We call this secular mindfulness, because it leaves […]

Google Likes Thich Nhat Hanh

In yesterday’s article on The Business of Mindfulness, we learned that Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh visited Google just last month. We learned that he would only visit Google if they would offer a day of mindfulness. It is apparent that Google likes Thich Nhat Hanh! He is known as Thay by his hundreds of […]

The Business Of Mindfulness

The business of mindfulness is discussed nicely in a recent article in The Economist by Schumpeter. The article is being brilliantly discussed by fellow OI1 members on the OI discussion board. According to the tag line of the article, capitalism is looking for inspiration from Eastern mysticism. For example, Google offers courses “search inside yourself,” […]

In Memory Of Lech Peszewski

This post is in memory of Lech Peszewski, my dear friend of many years. He died on Sunday from complications due to pneumonia resulting from fibrosis. I did not know how badly he was suffering. The last time I saw him, he complained more about his shoulder than his breathing. He did, however, mention his […]

Happy Mother’s Day

This post is dedicated to the Mothers of all Buddhas! Can you decode the meaning of the picture? Click one of the buttons below to share with your mother!

Have You Tried Rejection Therapy?

In this video, you will learn about Jia Jiang’s 100 days of rejection therapy. He is a Chinese entrepreneur who decided to get rejected everyday for 100 days! His mission is to get to the bottom of why we are so afraid of being rejected. The Buddha taught about equanimity – not being affected by desire and […]

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