Category: inspirational

Thinking Like a Mountain: The Philosophy of Arne Naess

When we think philosophy, it’s usual the greats such as Aristotle and Sophocles that come to mind. Sometimes we forget that philosophy is not just an ancient discipline, but that there continue to be many captivating contributions made by modern

The Future of Knowledge: The Work of Jean-Francois Lyotard (1924-1988)

Jean-Francois Lyotard was a famous French philosopher who taught philosophy in France and Algeria for many years. He later became involved in radical left-wing politics, and was a well-known defender of the Algerian revolution. He later became a university professor

Zen Woman: The Wisdom of Pema Chödrön

Formerly Deirdre Bloomfield-Brown, Pema Chödrön is arguably the most influential woman Buddhist alive today. Born in New York and having worked as a schoolteacher before her conversion to Buddhism, Chödrön is in all probability the first American woman to be

Live like a Ninja Turtle: Lessons from Master Splinter

Master Splinter is the adopted father and master of Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo, better known as the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Splinter used to be the ninja master Hamato Yoshi, who was exiled from his native Japan after

Steve Jobs/Alan Watts – Follow Your Heart

The late, great Steve Jobs and Zen guru Alan Watts in a mash-up on following your heart and figuring out what you desire. Only hindsight makes life seem to make sense – as Steve Jobs says, “You can’t connect the

Alan Watts on Life

Philosopher, writer and inspirational interpreter of Eastern philosophy for Western audiences, Alan Watts is a guiding light for anyone wanting to discover spirituality writ large. Watts is the author of more than 25 books on Zen, Buddhism and Eastern religion,

Absolutely Free to By Funny

“I love to disturb people. Because only by disturbing people, I can make them think.” Osho, the Indian mystic and spiritual teacher, became enlightened at age twenty one. He spent many years teaching philosophy and giving public lectures in India,

Art As Moving Meditation

Watching Briohny Smyth do yoga makes all thought stop. The effortless focus, power and grace of her movements is both meditative and awe-inspiring, and offers an argument for the potential of body, mind and spirit working synergistically. If you’ve never

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