Smile. Breathe. Repeat., or The Need to Travel

Images from around India and Burma (Fall/Winter 2010-2011), photos by Justin Whitaker

Last Friday in Missoula, at a public talk given by Anam Thubten Rinpoche, a friend asked me what I learned in all of my travels. I hadn't put much thought into such a question, but I immediately answered, "that our lives are unnecessarily complicated."A second insight I had, as I prepare for a little talk/slideshow about my travels, is just how profoundly interconnected we all are. And how the simplest of encounters can alter the direction of our life. Or, a bit less dramatically, these … [Read more...]

Life: The Secret

It's a film from Australia about how thought can and will change your whole life. Amongst other things it promises: MONEY - RELATIONSHIPS - & HEALTH all through the power of thought (they do also talk about action - bringing your thoughts into reality).Perhaps Buddhists have known this all along, but as I'm often told, Buddhists don't claim a corner on the Truth market. Truth can and will find expression all over the place (even Australia).Is it the same old new age crap that has … [Read more...]