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!
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 [...]
Last Saturday, my wife and I visited the Buddha Gate Monastery in Lafayette, California. The monastery is on 17 acres of beautiful land in what is know as the East Bay of San Francisco. [Read More...] The monastery is supported by the Chan tradition of Grand Master Venerable Wei Chueh who organized many monasteries in Taiwan as well as [...]
Last night, Jews all over the world celebrated Passover: the festival of freedom. When I was living with my parents, Passover was a very big deal in many ways. We celebrated the Passover seder both nights and for the rest of the eight days of the holiday. There were always a minimum of 25 people [...]
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 [...]
President Obama spoke to the children and grieving families in Newtown, Connecticut where 20 children and 6 adults lost their lives. He said, “We as a nation are left with some hard questions… Our first task is caring for our children… Are we doing enough to keep our children safe from harm?” President Obama answered, “No!” [...]
About ten days ago, Rachael and I completed a six week course on the Kabbalah at Chabad House in San Rafael, California. Kabbalah is school of Jewish mysticism. The course was called The Kabbalah Of You: A Guide To Unlocking Your Hidden Potential provided by the Jewish Learning Institute and Rabbi Yisreal Rice. When I was growing [...]
Love Is Letting Go Of Fear is the title of a book by Jerry Jampolsky. He was the founder of the Center for Attitudinal Healing in Sausalito, California. The center in Sausalito and other centers around the world have helped thousands of families and their children cope with life threatening diseases. They sponsor support groups that [...]