Winter is coming — How to Approach the Solstice

Winter is coming.

The days are short. The frost is setting in. Time is slowing.

Or is it?

For eons, the coming of winter heralded a slowdown. After all, the crops had been harvested, and there was no farming left to…

“Don’t Take My Kindness for Weakness”

Over the years as a monk, I’ve watched how people behave around kindness. After all, we’re taught to be loving, open, giving, and forgiving in many of the spiritual traditions of the world. But how do others respond to that? How do we manage…

Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling Author, filmmaker, and founder of

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