NPR series on the #SCIENCE! of Spirituality, in case you need #materialist back-up to know that #meditation is awesome

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusrssyoutube

http://www.npr.org/series/104257486/the-science-of-spirituality

The Science Of Spirituality : NPR
More than half of adult Americans report they have had a spiritual experience that changed their lives. Now, scientists from universities like Harvard, Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins are using new technologies to analyze the brains of people who claim they have touched the spiritual — from Christians who speak in tongues to Buddhist monks to people who claim to have had near-death experiences. A five-part series explores research in this controve…

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

http://www.aci-sd.org/stories…

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusrssyoutube

http://www.aci-sd.org/stories/wp/?p=3944

Tibet 1959, Eyewitness Account
54 years ago, the Chinese Communist troops shelled and invaded Sera Mey Monastery near Lhasa (“Land of Angels”). If you have some time today, reflect on the heroism and sacrifices made on March 10th. …

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

The Struggle of the Non-Yuppie Dharma Practitioner

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusrssyoutube

Originally shared by +Asian Classics Institute – San Diego

My Lama never charged a dime for everything he taught me over 10 years. Neither do I charge when I teach. But still, I could have written this article myself. It pains me that Buddhist practice (and yoga) still appear to be mostly for the skinny, rich and white in America. What do you think can be done? I miss teaching and I miss doing retreat, but I'm too busy treading water.
http://www.tricycle.com/feature/white-trash-buddhist

White Trash Buddhist | Tricycle
I am forever in debt to the handful of teachers, writers, and thinkers who introduced me to Buddhist practice, provide constant inspiration, and continue to shape my knowledge of this path. Actually, I’m just forever in debt. Every time I get in my 12-year-old car and rattle away to the nearest …

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

“In Tibet, you know, many times it happens like this. .

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusrssyoutube

Everywhere, every month, they have the problem in Tibet, same, the police shooting like this,” Geshe Thinley explained, speaking of Chinese forces’ frequent use of live rounds against nonviolent protesters.

Just four days after Michael Brown’s death, Radio Free Asia reported that Chinese police wounded almost a dozen Tibetans when they opened fire on a protest in Kardze. Since then, five of the protesters have reportedly died of their injuries.

Monks in Ferguson | Tricycle
Tensions continued to escalate in Ferguson, Missouri over the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, on August 9. His death set off days of protests and a heavy-handed, militarized police response that has sparked …

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Giving is the Cause of Getting, Now with SCIENCE

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusrssyoutube

Any Buddhist worth their beads should already know this to be true, and now this professor at the Wharton School of Business puts it into practice, proves it with case-studies and wrote a book about it, which is now in my Amazon Wishlist (contact me about that last one: my birthday is coming up)

Is Giving the Secret to Getting Ahead?
The organizational psychologist Adam Grant argues that the key to hyperefficiency is tirelessly helping others.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Welcome

Who We Are

ACI-SD offers authentic Buddhist teachings on philosophy and practice that can be applied to daily life as well as the spiritual life. Everything is offered free of charge, although donations keep us doing what we do. Our teachers are committed students and practitioners trained by Masters.

What’s at this site?

Please take a look at our calendar for past and upcoming events, and read great dharma articles. Check-out some of our associates and friends, or see how to stay in touch so you don’t miss a thing. If you like what you see, please consider helping us in our mission.

Spread the love
Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom

In Buddhism we have an incredible arrangement, universal education from the beginning at birth up until death, as an old man. I feel these things could be put into a universal language. Give up religion, give up Buddhism. Go beyond Buddhism. Put the essential aspect of the philosophy into scientific language. This is my aim. …

Read more

First Arya ("Noble") Truth, duknyel denpa

First Arya ("Noble") Truth, duknyel denpa Report: Feeling Bad Right Now Most Reliable Predictor Of Feeling Bad ForeverSTANFORD, CA—Saying their findings were consistent across all ages and demographic groups, psychologists at Stanford University released a groundbreaking report this week confirming that feeling bad right now is an extremely accurate predictor of feeling bad forever.

Read more