Editor’s note: The following is excerpted from “Beyond Religion” by His Holiness The Dali Lama. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
Articles for Spirit
When I first came across this concept, in the Bhagavad Gita, about 20 years ago, I was immediately fascinated by it. Not being subjected to birth, old age, disease and death got my attention. It’s safe to say that no one is looking forward to these aspects of life.
by Deepak Chopra, M.D.: Once a self-help term becomes shopworn, it needs to be refreshed. I think this is true of terms like faith, compassion, unconditional love and gratitude.
Don Miguel Ángel Ruiz (born 1952), better known as Don Miguel Ruiz, is a Mexican author of New Age spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.
When I was young, a teacher came regularly to my home to teach me Quranic Arabic. Almost every kid in my community had a religious teacher or went to a Muslim Sunday school — and frankly, most of my friends couldn’t wait to “age out.”
by Lewis Richmond: A few weeks ago I began a series of posts called “Western Buddhism: The 50 Year Lessons.” In that post I mentioned three lessons: enlightenment is not what we thought, meditation is not good for everything and religious corruption is universal.
by John Stanley and David Loy: Even with all these profound scientific theories of the origin of the universe, I am left with serious questions: What existed before the big bang?
Barbara Marx Hubbard speaks about the global emergency humans have declared for self preservation
December 21, 2012: the end date of the sophisticated Long Count Calendar created by the ancient Maya in Central America.
The Best of Connection Point: Intimacy Educator and Holistic Healer: Felice Dunas, Ph.D.,