What Is The Relationship Between Meditation And Intention?

Mallika Chopra, daughter of Deepak Chopra, hosted a panel discussion a few days ago on the relationship between meditation and intention. The panel also discussed how to turn goals and aspirations into reality and differentiate between goals and intent. The presenters included Mindah-Lee Kumar, Terence Stone, Jesse Berkowitz, Puki Freeberg, Jennifer Galardi, and Ram-Giri Braun. […]

Samsara And The Realms Of Existence

This video came to me courtesy of my friend, Bhikkhu Samahita. He lives as a monk in Sri Lanka and sends me emails everyday. This one is about samsara and the realms of existence. Samsara refers to the Buddhist concept of our ordinary life as humans in a world of various activities that keep our […]

Lama Surya Das: The Cliff Notes Of Buddhism

This video contains an excellent overview of Buddha’s teachings by Lama Surya Das. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and spent 20 years in India, Nepal and France learning and teaching the dzogchen teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Surya Das touches on the Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path, which is the fourth […]

Practicing Right Speech – Roshi Joan Halifax

The article that contains the source material for this post about practicing right speech comes from the Upaya Institute and Zen Center blog. Roshi Joan Halifax is the founder and leader of Upaya. She is also a dharma teacher in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, so you can expect to see a […]