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Enter Yoga: The Iyengar Techniques of Enlightenment

Awaken your ātman through the Warrior’s Art of Asana

Hans

“Failure” is No Big Deal

Let me show you why "success" and "failure" are more like the Yin and Yang than Heaven and Hell.

Jordan Bates

Best of HighExistence: Top 15 Articles On Meditation and Mindfulness

Check out the best mindfulness meditation articles ever published on the HighExistence website!

Jon Brooks

The Zen of Peak Performance: How to Slow Down, Achieve More, and Experience True Success

Peak performance doesn't need to be a struggle. In fact, you can achieve it by doing less. Much less.

Phil Drolet

60 Hours of Meditation in 5 Days: How The Whole World Became The Black Mirror of My Ego

When chaos confuses the ways of avoiding this pain seem infinite. During twelve-hour days of Zazen during Sesshin, that whole world becomes a clear-as-day mirror.

Martijn Schirp

7 More Zen Stories That Might Just Give You a Glimpse of Enlightenment

Zen can help us discover greater equanimity and perceive the simple wonders of our day-to-day lives. Savor these 7 parables that point to a wiser way of life.

Jordan Bates

‘Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen’: A Timeless 1958 Essay by Alan Watts

“In Buddhism there is no place for using effort. Just be ordinary and nothing special. Eat...

Jordan Bates

40 Alan Watts Quotes to Quench Your Existential Thirst

40 Alan Watts quotes that deserve to be read 40 times.

Beth MacDonald

11 Takeaways From 8 Months of Unemployed Nomadism

The most significant lessons and ideas I (re-)discovered while bumming around the Earth for 8 months.

Jordan Bates

Alan Watts’ 3-Part Advice to Married Couples (And to All Who Look For Love)

In his dazzling autobiography, In My Own Way, Alan Watts manages not only to unfurl the captivating...

Jordan Bates