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To Our Muslim Brothers and Sisters

In the service of a conscious evolution of interfaith dialog, here’s Danny Fisher‘s open letter on Islamophobia. July 31, 2012 San Francisco, CA USA — As disciples of the Buddha who live in the West, we would like to take the holy month of Ramadan as an opportunity to express our growing concern about Islamophobia, both within [...]

Encore Podcast – ISmile85 – The New Relationship to Time and Mind

This was originally aired in October of 2005. ___ Click here or on the player below to listen to Michael’s talk. The easiest option is to download the new iTunes software and subscribe to this podcast from the Buddhist and/or Philosophy sections of the Religion & Spirituality list. ____ What are we doing here? What is this [...]

A Full-throated Roar

The killings in Arizona reminds us that there is no spiritual teaching of any depth that encourages us to avoid what’s really going on. In fact, authentic spiritual practice is always grounded in facing what is, and then responding from profound openness. Perhaps being silent is the perfect initial reaction to tragedy, where we take [...]

ISmile282 – The Eightfold Path

In this Dharma talk, Michael McAlister discusses the Buddhist version of supporting an embodied awakening: The Eightfold Path. This methodology, as articulated in Buddhist tradition, was the fourth of the Buddha’s Four Noble Truths and shows us how to live a life free of suffering. Consideration is given to how these traditional instructions are built [...]


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Bringing Up Better Buddhist Babies

Nothing like the Dharma to offer us some guidance on some of life’s most interesting journey’s. For my money, I’ve found few experiences as rewarding and as challenging as being a parent. But as my wife so often reminds me, it’s always good for practice. With this in mind, here’s another set of offerings for [...]

Best Buddhist Books for Parenting

Prerna Malik offers up some nice choices for those of us interested in integrating Buddhism with parenting. Whether one practices Buddhism or not, parenting books that use Buddhist teachings and philosophy as their foundation offer plenty of support and help without being preachy or boring. Here are some of the best Buddhist books for moms [...]