Understanding Manhood

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Raoul Wieland reviews Michael Kimmel’s ‘Manhood in America’ and explores the evolving and expanding definition of masculinity.

Dharma 101 for Dads

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Ty Phillips spins Buddhist wisdom into 5 simple parenting tips for fathers.

Living With Gratitude At Year’s End

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The year is quickly coming to a close. Dr. Steve suggests giving yourself a year-end gift and make a list of everything for which you are grateful.

The Gorilla, The Budda and The Fear

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Ty Phillips shares his near-death experience and an inner transformation from raging “Gorilla” to a peaceful pilgrim—by facing his fears and lifting weights

10 Ways to Avoid Misery, Despair and Depression This Holiday Season

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Ira Israel reveals that authentic well-being means getting off the hedonistic treadmill and instead cultivating these surprisingly simple habits for happiness.

Count Your Scars as the Number of Times You’ve Been Healed, not Wounded

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Forgiveness is a choice many never make due to not understanding that blame is self-harm, while forgiveness is the highest act of self-love.

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In this tight little poem, Hansa Bergwall captures the ambivalence some men feel towards religion.

The One Thing Crucial to Moving Forward After Being Hurt

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The hardest part of moving forward is allowing ourselves to forgive, Orin J Hahn has a few role models on why that is the most important step.

Life is Short, and Urgent

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Guy McPherson reminds us that we should strive to “make our lives worthy of the few years we spend on this most wondrous of planets.”

Soul Bites: Light a Little Happiness

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The Buddha reminds you that you can spare a light.

How to Be a Purposeful Man

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Matthew Hoffman felt out of his element as man until he realized the importance of purpose.

On Suffering (and How to Fit the Entire Human Race into a Single Sugar Cube)

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I thought I deserved to suffer, but when I discovered the true purpose of suffering, it was transformational.

Questioning Culture: Shades of Existential Gray

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How do we distinguish what we want from what we need?

10 Tips: Divorce For Grownups

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A straightforward plan to heal from a divorce.

A Buddhist Meditation Practice for the Boston Marathon Tragedy

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Lodro Rinzler describes a practice that “enables us to be open, vulnerable and yet offers strength within that context.”

Would the Buddha Look at Porn?

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Buddhist American Keith Andresen is torn between culture and faith.