Touching Enlightenment

My sense is that there is a very real problem among Western Buddhist practitioners. We are attempting to practice meditation and to follow a spiritual path in a disembodied state, and our practice is therefore doomed to failure. The full benefits and fruition of...

The awakened one

Buddhism is often misunderstood. I remember my own dad telling me that he thought we worship a statue of “the fat guy”… the one he is accustomed to seeing at Chinese restaurants. “Buddha” literally means “the awakened one,” and there are a lot of Buddhas, not just...

Dreamy Black And White Photography

Vassilis Tangoulis Is a professional photographer  living in Patras, Greece. He is very well known for his black and white photography, using long exposure techniques to capture and give a dreamlike look of his...

A farmer’s donkey fell down into a well

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He...

January 23

if you never try, you can never be successful, but if you try, you might surprise yourself Lama Thubten Yeshe, THE BUSS OF INNER FIRE

How Absent Fathers Affect Children

Growing up without a father present isn’t easy. I’ve written extensively about my life without my dad. Although I turned out okay, I think my life would have been much different if I had a loving, involved father in my life. Sadly, millions of kids are growing up with...

Timber Hawkeye

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