What makes a modern global citizen and thinker?

Todays politics, and interactions in the world need to be really less reactive and more reflective and response-able. Cultivating dialog and remaining sensitive to cultural, economical and human values will allow us to be best dynamic thinkers and make our actions positive in the world.  Essentially majority of people in the world are looking to … Continue reading What makes a modern global citizen and thinker?

Vegetarian matters – Should Buddhist Practitioners Eat Meat?

Reprinted with permission from Kagyu Office website: On the sixth day of his Spring Teachings the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, cut straight to the core of an issue that is vital not only for the sustainability of our contemporary world, but also within our individual lives as Buddhist practitioners. Exploring the topic from … Continue reading Vegetarian matters – Should Buddhist Practitioners Eat Meat?

What is the best way to get into Buddhism? [Reader Question]

Why some people become Buddhist in this life time and while others don't has a lot to do with their individual karma. It is important to stress that each major religion has tools to develop and cultivate practices that generate inner happiness. Buddhism is focused on cultivating 'enlightened mind' Bodhicitta, and on cultivating inner happiness. … Continue reading What is the best way to get into Buddhism? [Reader Question]

The rivalry that needs to be named.

Mayo Clinic defines Narcissistic personality disorder: Narcissistic personality disorder — one of several types of personality disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, troubled relationships, and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of … Continue reading The rivalry that needs to be named.