His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

In recent weeks, the eyes of the world have turned toward His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the increasingly strained conflict between his country... (read more)

A Mountain Top Moment. Where Else? On A Mountain.

Snowboarding is a bit like love. Before working out the kinks and existing, peaceably, in a relationship- with the mountain or another person- you must... (read more)

Spring Cleaning For The Soul

Lots of people usher in spring by engaging in various chores. Some ferry loads of outdated or poor-fitting clothing to goodwill. Others pamper their vehicles... (read more)

A Zenful To-Do List

Speak the truth. Surround yourself with people who make you smile. A lot. Stand by people who would do the same for you. Share because... (read more)

Ninja Class

You could call it a bout of acute weekend warrior syndrome or an attempt to redeem my bruised self-esteem in the athletic arena (after the... (read more)

The Buddha’s Last Piece of Advice

The Buddha, in his lifetime, shared many eye-opening, heartwarming insights. He taught the world non-violence and moderation, a commitment to the truth, and the power... (read more)

Winter Blues in My Wardrobe

After realizing that I wore monochramatic, grey (albeit not unstylish) ensembles two days in a row this week, I had no choice but to arrive... (read more)

What If You Had Lunch With Yourself?

Somewhere along the way, I heard someone define success like this . . . If you had lunch with the nine year old version of... (read more)

"Hello, Gods, it’s me, Om Gal."

While you certainly do not need to be Hindu to practice yoga (as evidenced by the 30 million Americans of a broad spectrum of faiths... (read more)

Om Gal Glossary

OM: Sacred monosyllable symbolizing oneness/the Absolute; the oldest, most popular mantra. MANTRA: Thought or intention expressed in sound (e.g. prayer, hymn, plan). MUDRA: Literally, a... (read more)

Ahimsa: Non Violence

There was once a poisonous snake who terrorized a tiny village. Women, children, adored family pets– he bit them all, without a moment’s contemplation or... (read more)
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