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Thursday, May 19, 2016
ACTIVIST OR CURMUDGEON? by guest blogger William Martin, author of THE ACTIVIST’S TAO TE CHING
By Publicity Admin

Nothing can stop water as it journeys
from rainfall on the mountainside, 
in streams and rivers to the sea. 
Dams of stone and concrete, 
standing rigid in its path, 

are no match for its fluid power. 

When we meet the rigid powers, 
so confident of their strength, 
we flow around, 
pour over, 
seep under, 
or evaporate and rain down 
on the other side. 
Nothing can stop the river of revolution 
from reaching its ocean home. 


eastern philosophy
Friday, March 16, 2012
Living Fully: A Conversation between Marc Allen and Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche
By Samy AbulEla

I recently had the pleasure of hanging out with Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche, the author of Living Fully: Finding Joy in Every Breath.

I’ve edited his words slightly or you can watch the video and hear him for yourself. His enthusiasm is wonderful and inspiring — and shows that there’s hope for all of us!


meditation, Buddhism, eastern philosophy