Shunryu Suzuki-roshi and “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind”

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zen mind

“Treat every moment as your last. It is not preparation for something else.” – Suzuki Roshi Shunryu Suzuki (1904-1971) was a Sōtō Zen monk and teacher who helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States, and is renowned for founding the first Buddhist monastery outside Asia (Tassajara Zen Mountain Center). Suzuki founded San Francisco Zen… Read more »

Adyashanti

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“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretence. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” ― Adyashanti Adyashanti, author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace ,True Meditation and The… Read more »

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Somewhere somebody must have some sense. Men must see that force begets force, hate begets hate, toughness begets toughness. And it is all a descending spiral, ultimately ending in destruction for all and everybody. Somebody must have sense enough and morality enough to cut off the chain of hate and the chain of evil in… Read more »

Thích Nhất Hạnh

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Thich Nhat Hanh

Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, a poet, a scholar, and a peace activist. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. He founded the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and the School for Youths of… Read more »

Maharaji’s Touch

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After I returned home from my extraordinary time at the Ram Dass retreat at Omega Institute in 2003 where and how I found out that Maharaji was my Guru (see Part 1) I was riding the proverbial emotional roller coaster. So many things were happening that were blowing my logical mind. One of the most… Read more »

Featured Teacher: Devraha Baba

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Devraha Baba (Before 1840 – May 1990) was an Indian Siddha Yogi saint who lived beside the Yamuna river in Mathura. He was known as “ageless Yogi with a secular image”. He was known as a sadhu who preached harmony between religious communities. Devraha Baba was a hermit from Vrindavan.  He was considered to be… Read more »

Ram Dass – Here and Now – Episode 55 – Sex & Spirituality

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Sex & Spirituality - Ram Dass

Sex and spirituality are cosmically intertwined. The more evolved you become spiritually, the less boundaries there are between my energy and THE energy. When your energy is used in a way that is destructive, meaning that it creates suffering to you and other people and creates pain of separation, you want to keep working to… Read more »