Awaken Spirit – Buddhism

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Healing In Your Sleep

February 26th, 2021|

by Nick Polizzi: Ready for something personal?  Gulp! Here we go… […]

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Zen Sickness

February 9th, 2021|

by Zen Master Hakuin: Hakuin Zenji (1689-1769) describes the “Zen sickness” he contracted in his latter twenties and the methods he learned from the recluse Hakuyu in the mountains outside Kyoto that enabled him to [...]

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The Buddha’s Words

February 1st, 2021|

by (Sutta Central): SuttaCentral contains early Buddhist texts, known as the Tipiṭaka or “Three Baskets”… […]

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Living Buddhism

December 18th, 2020|

by Dharmavidya David Brazier: Buddhism is not just a set of techniques for self-help. There is something much bigger going on… […]

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The Buddha’s Story

November 20th, 2020|

by (Spirit Rock): It is said that soon after his enlightenment the Buddha passed a man on the road who was struck by the Buddha’s extraordinary radiance and peaceful presence… […]

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Joanna Macy: Entering The Bardo

October 3rd, 2020|

by Joanna Macy: In this op-ed, eco-philosopher and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy introduces us to the bardo… […]

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On Buddhism And Blackness

September 22nd, 2020|

by Sigal Samuel: Black activism and Buddhist mindfulness share a fascinating history — and future… […]

What Does It Feel Like To Be Enlightened?

September 22nd, 2020|

by John Horgan: Mysticism has been on my mind again lately, in part because of the success of Why Buddhism Is True by my friend Robert Wright… […]

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Eight Slogans To Transform Your Mind

August 14th, 2020|

by Pema Chödrön: American Buddhist nun Pema Chödrön outlines a daily practice to help you work through difficult moments and put you on the path to awakening… […]

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Birth To Exile – The Dalai Lama

July 13th, 2020|

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was born on 6 July 1935 to a Tibetan farming family in the small village of Taktser, located in the province of Amdo… […]

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It! It! It!

June 23rd, 2020|

by Peter Coyote: Eeek! Eeek! Eeek! the bird cried. It! It! It! And the world as Peter Coyote had experienced it ended. Forty years after his first sesshin, the actor and writer finally gets the point of Zen… [...]

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What Is An Enso?

May 18th, 2020|

by John Stevens: Enso as defined by John Stevens, author of Sacred Calligraphy of the East… […]

Quotes by Rupert Spira

May 12th, 2020|

“We take that which is unreal to be real and that which is real to be unreal.” “However, love, peace and happiness are inherent in the knowing of our own being. In fact, they are [...]

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The Buddhist Roots Of Hatha Yoga

March 28th, 2020|

by Matthew Gindin: Purists discourage mixing traditions, but research reveals that the origins of one of today’s most popular Indian practices aren’t so clear-cut… […]

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Pema Chödrön: Fear and Fearlessness

March 15th, 2020|

Pema Chödrön describes a liberating way to relate to our fears: not as something to try to get rid of or cast out, but as something we became very intimate with. […]

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The Purpose Of Prayer

February 28th, 2020|

by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji: “Prayer is very important when we utilize it to reach God, because it connects us to Him. It’s the way of talking to God.” […]

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Enlightened Beings

December 5th, 2019|

by Barbara O’Brien: Are they really different from us? […]