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Desire/Non

By Michelle Azar

March 21, 2014 | 2:47 pm

I remember the first time I heard the Buddhist philosophy that suffering is caused by desire. It kinda blew my mind.

It is just so simple and specific, and true. If we did not want... read on

  • Desire/Non

    By Michelle Azar

    March 21, 2014 | 2:47 pm

    I remember the first time I heard the Buddhist philosophy that suffering is caused by desire. It kinda blew my mind.

    It is just so simple and specific, and true. If we did not want anything, what could really cause any discomfort?

    The principle of dukkha, the Sanskrit word that... read on

  • Summing it up

    By Michelle Azar

    March 10, 2014 | 11:31 am

    When there is a big life event, oh let’s say like a Bat Mitzvah, and you try to capture it in words, you will always fall short. After all, how do you truly describe gratitude? What words equal the effect a smile multiplied by hundreds of smiles can have? How can commonly used... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Michelle fell in love with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, the system of Hatha Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, some 13 years ago while doing a play in San Francisco. Having...

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