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Archive for May, 2009

Hard Times Can Provide Opportunities…

In the book “The Dalai Lama, His Essential Wisdom”, his Holiness talks about how ‘troubled times’ can be used as an opportunity for us to evolve…
“Through a difficult period you can learn to develop inner strength, determination, and courage to face the problem. If you become discouraged, that is the real failure; you have lost a valuable [...]

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Extreme Emotional Reactions = Ego…

In his book “A Simple Path”, the 14th Dalai Lama talks about understanding ‘Emptiness’ as a reality. According to Buddhist beliefs, emptiness is that part of our inner selves that is attached to a belief that’s actually not there, but causes us to have a strong reaction to it. It’s a feeling or a voice inside, that [...]

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‘Satori’ in Zen means a moment of presence…

“To end the misery that has afflicted the human condition for thousands of years, you have to start with yourself and take responsibility for your inner state at any given moment. That Means Now. Ask yourself, “Is there negativity in me at this moment?” Then, become alert, attentive to your thoughts as well as your [...]

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Why the Present Moment matters…

From Eckhart Tolle’s, “Oneness With All Life”…
“Whenever you become anxious or stressed, outer purpose has taken over, and you lost sight of your inner purpose. You have forgotten that your state of consciousness is primary, all else secondary.”
“Why do anxiety, stress, or negativity arise? Because you turned away from the present moment. And why did [...]

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AGAPE LIVE - Michael Beckwith Video

Click for Video Interview In the CTN GREEN MAGAZINE

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We’re so sorry for your loss…

Today is Memorial Day. 
The Dalai Lama recently said, “Dialogue should be the new weaponry”…War doesn’t solve anything!
We fully agree.
THANK YOU SOLDIERS for giving your lives, so we can live freely in this country. We know that doesn’t erase the pain from the hearts of your families & loved ones, but we appreciate all that you’ve [...]

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