inherent wisdom

ABC – Am I Asian or Western?

The Mind  |  The Tribe   |   Bhikshu Jin Chuan  |   June 25, 2014, 1:57 pm

Growing up as an ABC (American-Born Chinese) was quite challenging because I often had to navigate two different worlds.  At school and with my American friends, I lived one existence.  Back home, with my family, another. I find that Asian and American value systems are often quite different, sometimes even in opposition. I find that [...]

Rooted in Confidence and Stillness

The Mind  |  The Scene  |  The Tribe   |   Douglas Powers  |   May 22, 2011, 5:15 pm

There is hope! There is a place of inner confidence from which we can see what’s going on. This isn’t the false bravado of ego that represents an over-compensation for not knowing. Nor is it the misguided sense of certainty through which we set up an external symbol and to which we give up our [...]