8 01, 2018

Online Course: Religion, Conflict & Peace

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|Tags: , , , , , , |

Explore the diverse and complex roles that religions play in both promoting and mitigating violence through Harvard University's Online Course on "Religion, Conflict and Peace". For as long as history has been recorded, there has not been a society, a culture without some type of religion. Many people mistaken Religion with a Culture and Vice Versa. [...]

3 02, 2012

Power Distance Index in Countries

By | February 3rd, 2012|Categories: US|Tags: , , , |

I love how this photo captures our humanistic, personable President. Power Distance Index This photo got me thinking about the recent book I read "Outliers" where Malcom describes the 'Power Distance Index' (PDI) in one chapter on how countries differ in their approach in dealing with risk and uncertainty. It describes how people in different [...]

24 07, 2011

Why? My Mission in Life.

By | July 24th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , , |

I've been told I ask a lot of questions. I could meet someone and within 5 minutes, tell them about my life story as well as ask theirs. Some people are just as open, others not so much. For some, it takes a lifetime for them to unravel their life's story after trust is built. [...]

9 05, 2011

“Vidya” from the word “Veda” meaning Truth.

By | May 9th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: , |

In Sanskrit, Klesah means Obstacles. Avidya means Ignorance or Misperception, which comes from illusions. I'm learning these concepts during my path of deeper Yoga studies. In the Bhagavad Gita it is noted that all sufferings and limitations imposed by the ego come from Avidya. We have to seek knowledge, with which hatred, injury and greed [...]

7 03, 2011

So much truth. Life’s ironic.

By | March 7th, 2011|Categories: Dharma Bum|Tags: |

A re-post from a friend's note: "More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me. Nothing sucks more than that moment [...]