Mindfulness of Breath

Taming the wild mind is a difficult task and it’s one of the primary reasons why meditation focuses so consistently on the breath. Just as our organs constantly work and our glands regularly secrete hormones without conscious thought, so does our mind work unconsciously.    It’s estimated that over 80% of all our thoughts lie […]

Empowerment at Work

Worker co-operatives provide refuge for a workforce ailing from unstable temporary contract work and the continual threat of outsourcing. Frustrated by unjust management policies, a layoff over a decade ago roused Eugene Yao to seek a different kind of employment. “Companies can be sold to another corporation overnight. Even the general manager will be changed very […]


After spending the summer living and working at the Shambhala Mountain Center, I didn’t get a chance to return for three months. Much longer than I would have liked. As the home of the Great Stupa of Dharmakaya monument, the Center carries a special significance unlike most other Buddhist sacred spots in the western hemisphere. […]