Charlie Van Dyke
Beyond Religion
Posted March 24, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Beyond Religion
By Dalai Lama


I am an old man now. I was born in 1935 in a small village in northeastern Tibet. For reasons beyond my control, I have lived most of my adult life as a stateless refugee in India, which has been my second home for over fifty years. I often joke that I am India’s longest-staying guest. In common with other people of my age, I have w... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
"Experiencing my body, I breathe in.
Smiling to my body. I breathe out.
Calming my body, I breathe in.
Smiling to my body. I breathe out."

Thich Nhat Hanh has taught me more about my body than any other living spiritual teacher. Above is an example. It's a way of appreciating my body and specifically my lungs.

We take about 25,000 breaths a da... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Erin Pavlina

Monday night I dreamed a vortex of swirling energy opened up in the sky and this Being came out of it. I went to talk to him and ask him what the vortex was all about.

He told me, “If you enter that vortex it will transport you to a time when Earth is at peace, where people cooperate for survival instead of competing over resource... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Erin Pavlina

Last night I dreamed I was God. And there was a war, a big catastrophic war, and thousands were dying. I was walking through the carnage, the battlefields, among the people, the dying. They knew I was God and a crowd gathered around me.

One from the crowd asked, “God, why are you allowing this war? Look at the devastation.”

And I... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
It’s a cliché. I hear it all the time. “If you’re so psychic, how come you haven’t won the lottery?” Great question. And the answer is very simple.

Lottery Numbers are Randomly Generated
Last time I checked, lottery numbers are selected at the time of the drawing. They’re not selected in advance. They are randomly generated. No one can predict wha... read more
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