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A Call For Peace From Buddhist and Muslim Leaders in Yogyakarta Statement

In spite of religious extremism, keeping the peace through respect between neighbors, regardless of religious differences, is a basic principle of all religious faiths. Unfortunately, however, many places around the world are currently experiencing a rise in religious extremism. Conflict and violence, often inflicted under the name of religion, is not always based on religious […]

April 7th

Meditation, Mindfulness, and Transforming the Environment

Mindfulness is a word that became popular last year. Its meaning is to be non-judgementally present in the moment. Everyone from Oprah to Kobe Bryant is mentioning this practice in the media. The principle of mindfulness is being applied to all areas of life, including dealing with challenging situations at work, healthcare, and even urgent […]

January 14th

Dalai Lama Joins Nobel Peace Summit in Rome

“Nothing is as antagonistic to peace as the human mind without love, compassion, and reverence for life and nature.” This is the first statement of the final declaration issued by nine Nobel Peace Prize winners deliberating the ways and means of living life in peace. “Peace thrives,” stated the Nobel Peace Laureates, “where governance protects […]

December 29th

Sikh Hymns Illuminate Creation and Creator

Highly venerated, the Guru Granth Sahib is the central religious text of Sikhism. It is regarded by Sikhs to be the “living” embodiment of the light, or “jyot” of the ten Sikh gurus, and is considered as the final and perpetual guru. Composed between 1469 and 1708, the Guru Granth Sahib is a collection of […]

December 20th

Fasting’s Spiritual and Environmental Benefits

Our environment is more than trees, water, land, and air. It is a sense of peace, an understanding of our place in our society. It sustains our satisfaction in life and our interest in caring for the life around us. Recognizing the sustaining forces that make up our environment sometimes requires a time of deep […]

July 31st