This question is really very specifically for David and Nancy Reigle, our resident Tibetan Buddhism experts, though of course anybody else who wants to chime in is welcome as well. I've been getting…Continue
I'm preparing a lecture for our local lodge on this topic and was wondering what you all thought about it. Do karma and freedom conflict? How does neurological evidence fit in? What IS free will, or…Continue
At last scientists are acknowledging that animals too are not led purely by survival, but by morals too. This is important, because it helps us keep morals as an important point of interest in our…Continue
As science is getting deeper into the mysteries of consciousness, they're also researching meditation and it's effects. They found that in those Tibetan Buddhist monks who practice visualization…Continue
Answer: yes and yes Yes, meditation works It’s incredible (and I don’t use the word lightly) how much some people are helped through daily meditation, whether it’s 10 minutes or an hour. Participants in my training have seen effects like a hollow back straightening and realizing that their bike was best parked differently in their shed. … Continue reading "Does mindfulness work, or is it a hype?"
Confession. My handwriting is not good. It was so bad in primary school that I had extra handwriting lessons. They did not help. It’s legible, these days. It’s not good and it is definitely not pretty. And I don’t care. Based on past interest, Youtube suggested bullet journal videos for me to see and they’re all … Continue reading "My not so pretty bullet journal"
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with learning languages. From the time I walked out of French class in primary school, to frustrating years of learning French and German in High School, all the way to trying to learn Sanskrit. I loved it, and it frustrated me. In fact, for the first years of high … Continue reading "Learning a language with Duolingo"
Donald Trump has put the crimes of Islam front line and center with many people again. And yes, Islam is in trouble. It’s meeting with modernity is not going well. The Middle East is in flames. However, there are various claims going around about Islam that just aren’t correct. They don’t do justice to the religion … Continue reading "Christianity vs Islam. Violence vs Peace?"
A reader wrote: I am 47, married, 2 teenage children, live in the suburbs, have a house and car and good job and all those great things that I am grateful for. One thing I have always struggled with is what am I supposed to do/be when I grow up. LOL I’m thinking that with … Continue reading "Help! What is God’s Plan with My Life?"