There is an aspect of you that is free of suffering — immune to change and untouched by circumstances. And, … Continue reading Taking Refuge in “Big Sky Mind” — the Observing Self
No one has explored the connection between mindfulness and behavior change more thoroughly than Shinzen Young. His interest in meditation led … Continue reading Mindfulness for Behavior Change — Insights from Shinzen Young
Alan Watts wrote 25 books that introduced many people of my generation to Buddhism and Hinduism. Though his personal life … Continue reading Alan Watts on Death, Rebirth, and Compassion
Do you know Infinite Jest—the brilliant, sprawling, and maddening novel by David Foster Wallace? Weighing in at over 1,000 pages … Continue reading What Do You Learn in Addiction Treatment? Answers From David Foster Wallace
Psychologist B J Fogg has a habit of saying “Today’s going to be a great day” as soon as he gets up … Continue reading A Song For My Father
Whenever something breaks down in my life, I ask a bizarre and useful question: How did I create this? Of course, part … Continue reading Moving from Blame to Personal Responsibility: How Did I Create This?
There’s a lot of folk wisdom about failed intentions. The road to hell is paved with plenty of good ones, … Continue reading Creating Plans That Work — The Power of Implementation Intentions
David Reynolds, author of Constructive Living and many other books, is fond of slogans. I find them to be powerful … Continue reading More Slogans for Constructive Living
This post is a response to requests from readers who asked for my notes on the Landmark Forum. The Forum … Continue reading Further Notes on the Landmark Forum
In 2008, the Zen Studies Society in New York reeled with a revelation: Eido Shimano, the community’s abbott (head teacher) … Continue reading Does Meditation Change Behavior?