1. “There’s a reason you can learn from everything: you have basic wisdom, basic intelligence, and basic goodness.” 2. “A further sign of health is that we don’t become undone by fear and trembling, but we take it as a message that it’s time to stop struggling and look directly at what’s threatening us.” 3. […]
Articles for Mindfulness
Pema Chödrön was born Deirdre Blomfield-Brown in 1936, in New York City. She attended Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren. While in her mid-thirties, […]
by Charles A. Francis: Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve gotten into two different discussions about the definition of enlightenment. Those of us who are on a spiritual path have some idea of what the term means,
Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul: Your spiritual journey requires that you become emotionally aware, learn to make responsible choices, and use that ability to align your personality with your soul. Your intentions determine the trajectory of your life.
by Sura: A few months before Joseph Campbell died, Bill Moyers asked him this question in a PBS interview that would later be called “The Power of Myth.“
Mindfulness (Pali: sati, Sanskrit: smṛti; also translated as awareness) is a spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that is considered to be of great importance in the path to enlightenment according to the teaching of the Buddha.
Scientists have found that a kind of Chinese mindfulness meditation practice is linked with actual physical changes in the brain — changes that may even have protective effects against mental illness.
Bill Moyers’ interview with Pema Chodron ends with segment 6, courtesy of PBS.
Watch as Ram Dass discusses what it means to live in the present moment and witness one’s own thoughts.
This is part 5 of Bill Moyers’ 55 minute interview with Pema Chodron, courtesy of PBS.