“My body is fragile and vulnerable,” I said to myself. “Death will come to me whether I’m prepared or not.” I was walking along a suburban, Florida sidewalk with my trusty mini-Schnauzer, Sgt. Pepper. I breathed out gently through my mouth and looked at a beautiful magnolia tree. Then, a Muscovy duck, with its strange, […]
The year was 1991. I was attending a lecture at Columbia University by Professor Robert Thurman, a famous Buddhist scholar…
Qigong students are often taught to lift the tongue to the roof of the mouth. But why? And should you stop?
The Zen tradition has some useful tips for the 21st century. These tips will not only help you to get through this election, but also help us to work towards a healthier America.
I believe that depression is an epic, personal battle against the darker forces of the human spirit. Recently, after an unexpected Zen-like awakening, I got my metaphoric hands on another weapon to use against depression. I now wield a mighty weapon called self love.