How to Calm Our Ambitious Mind

These words of wisdom from Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche teach us how to calm our ambitious mind with shamatha meditation, simply concentrating on our breathing. Spend a moment contemplating this quote and then read my story below. Less Ambition, Less Disturbance The beautiful thing about having less obsessions and ambitions—and just sitting straight and watching […]

The Tao that Can be Told

On the first full day I was in Pune, India in 1975 with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, also known as Osho, he began a series dharma talks on Lao Tzu‘s Tao Te Ching. These talks resulted in a series of four volumes call Tao: The Three Treasures. The narrator, a long-time disciple of his, reads this […]

Meditation and Sex

Meditation and sex go way back in history to the Kama Sutra which was extant between 400-200 BC. The dark age and middle age prudishness had made sex into something dirty. Some people still think of it as trashy. However, Osho revised meditation and sex to its former status of being capable of generating ecstatic […]

Ambition and Spirituality

Ken Wilber teaches us how to reconcile ambition and spirituality in these words of wisdom in his essay on “Egolessness” from his book The Essential Ken Wilber: An Introductory Reader. I’ve been admiring his work for more than twenty years now and find his wisdom very palpable. I have listened to the audio recordings of […]

Self-Hypnosis for Anxiety

When I went to India for the first time, I spent four months at the Rajneesh (Osho) ashram. At that time, new arrivals to the ashram were invited to have darshan (a meeting with a small group) with Rajneesh. When I looked into his eyes and felt his deep, penetrating gaze, I knew that I […]

Osho: Death Is Already Happening

In this video, Osho tells us that death is already happening. My friend, Richard is lying in VA hospital in Palo Alto. He may be dying. Update: He actually died two years ago. His wife, Debbie died a few months ago after turning 88 herself. Richard is now 88 years old. My wife’s father died […]

Osho On Self-Acceptance

Osho, also know as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, was an Indian master who died in 1990. He was an outstanding speaker and teacher. When he looked into your eyes, you knew he was present. His whole being seemed to want your liberation. His teachings spanned the whole of meditation practices – from Art to Zen and […]

How To Treat People

This quote from Lao Tzu teaches us how to treat people. Lao Tzu was a 6th Chinese mystic who wrote the Tao Te Ching and is credited with the founding of Taoism. The Tao Te Ching has had a great influence on my life. When I first met Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, also known as Osho, […]

The Vanishing Bucket List

My dharma brother and fellow OI1 member, Peter Cutler, posted this article on the OI Discussion board on Friday, October 4. I wrote back that what he wrote fits very nicely with Dr. Sara Gordon‘s article, Undivided Self. Peter’s writing about the vanishing bucket list is clear and interesting. The Vanishing Bucket List Whether we […]

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 […]