Five Sciences

Anxiety: Seeing Through the Spin -

Feb 6, 2020

Anxiety arises for almost all sentient beings in certain situations.  And there are times when worry can be useful or productive. A little stress can make us sharper, or enhance our performance at times. Yet humans, and particularly modern humans,...

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Reading Namtars -

Jan 9, 2020

Reading namtars can be a way to inspire one to practice the Buddhadharma diligently. The term “namtar” (rnam thar) is a shortening of the Tibetan nampar tharpa. In English we translate this...

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Antidotes for the Loneliness Epidemic -

Jan 2, 2020

Loneliness: What’s Going on in our Lives? Researchers are noting that large numbers of people report chronic feelings of loneliness. The numbers are so staggering that government agencies in many countries and...

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FOMO Got You Down? Try Sympathetic Joy -

Dec 26, 2019

FOMO, or “fear of missing out,”  afflicts many of us more dramatically in our hyper-connected world than it did in the past. Thanks to constant connectivity, we are immediately aware of what...

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4 Radically Happy Ways to not just Survive, but Thrive during the Holiday Family Gatherings -

Dec 19, 2019

By Erric Solomon The holidays are supposed to be a time of joyous celebration with extended family and friends. Yet many people dread the family gathering, especially these days where the political...

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Seasonal Influences on Health: Recommendations for the Freeze of Winter -

Dec 12, 2019

Seasonal influences contribute to our overall physical health. In our previous blog we introduced the seasonal approach to diet and behavior in Tibetan medicine by discussing the Fourfold Cooling Method for excess...

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Buddha-nature: Hidden Treasure, Buried Diamond -

Dec 5, 2019

Buddha-nature can be understood by using classical analogies. We may have heard teachers say that every being has buddha-nature. And yet, we remain skeptical. We don’t see the evidence of this around...

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Giving Joyfully: #Giving Tuesday -

Dec 2, 2019

Giving joyfully, we read in the Buddhist texts, brings many benefits, both for oneself and for others. At this time of the year, many cultures celebrate festivals of abundance and plenty rooted...

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Foe Destroyer, Arhat–What Is in a Name? -

Nov 28, 2019

“Foe Destroyer,” the English translation of the Tibetan dgra bcom pa (pronounced dra chom pa) may sound like an old-fashioned or unusual term. Why did Tibetan translators choose this translation for the...

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Understand Ignorance to Reveal Buddhanature -

Nov 21, 2019

Understand ignorance.  Why would we need to do that if we are studying our mind?  Here, in this video teaching from a Mahamudra meditation retreat at Gomde Cooperstown, Tulku Migmar Tsering explains...

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