What to Know About Karma

PART I Six Aspects of Kamma (Karma) to be Understood: “Monks, when it was said; ‘karma must be understood; the source and origin of karma should be understood; the diversity of karma should be understood; the result of karma should be understood; the cessation of karma should be understood; the way leading the cessation ofContinue reading “What to Know About Karma”

Direct Knowledge (Wisdom) for a Sick One

Monks, if five things do not slip away from a frail and sick Monk, it can be predicted of him: In no long time, with the destruction of the taints, he will realize for himself with direct knowledge (wisdom), in this very life, the taintless liberation of mind, liberation by wisdom, and having entered uponContinue reading “Direct Knowledge (Wisdom) for a Sick One”

Jiu-Jitsu and Stress Relief

When you are trying to relieve stress, many people suggest getting some exercise. Unfortunately, doing so is often easier said than done, especially with all the possible activities available to take part in. However, it is important to search for that outlet because when stress becomes unmanageable or overwhelming, you can suffer physically and mentally.Continue reading “Jiu-Jitsu and Stress Relief”

Wisdom, Not Worship: Buddhism as Science of the Mind

Buddhism is more of a science than a religion, more than westerners may realize. Some who practice it may do so out of intellectual interest, and for a good reason—understanding the mind is essential to how Buddhists operate, whether that be through practice or meditation. Most study and practice it for the benefits discussed inContinue reading “Wisdom, Not Worship: Buddhism as Science of the Mind”

Be the Jesus in Your Jungle: 4 Key Spiritual Lessons on Forgiveness and Letting Go in an Age of Anger

In a world filled with anger and negativity, learning to forgive those who have wronged you is crucial and beneficial. Saying so isn’t as easy as learning to forgive, though; it’s far too easy to hold onto grudges and want to do anything but forgive someone for what they have done to you. Learning to forgive meansContinue reading “Be the Jesus in Your Jungle: 4 Key Spiritual Lessons on Forgiveness and Letting Go in an Age of Anger”

Mental Health & Meditation: Why a Deep Breath Can Help You Find Calm in the Chaos

In the middle of a stressful day or even week, it can seem counterintuitive to step away from the stress to take a moment for yourself; after all, if the work doesn’t stop, why should you? However, there is increasingly more and more evidence pointing to the fact that taking a pause to refocus andContinue reading “Mental Health & Meditation: Why a Deep Breath Can Help You Find Calm in the Chaos”

The Pathway to Fixing This Troubled World With Nicholas Gerace

Some Thoughts From a Professional Life Coach on How Humanity Can Overcome Its Negative and Destructive Instincts and Embrace Enlightenment in 2021 Making sense of the world these days can be difficult. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the seemingly endless string of destructive political incidents in the United States and elsewhere, and the natural disasters promptedContinue reading “The Pathway to Fixing This Troubled World With Nicholas Gerace”

Leadership and Compassion: The Yin to the Yang of Great Leadership

Leadership can be a tricky subject.  You have probably read a lot of articles on the difference between being a boss and a leader, and while I’ve gleaned a lot of information from them, I wanted to take a deeper look as to why being a strong leader does not have to be divorced fromContinue reading “Leadership and Compassion: The Yin to the Yang of Great Leadership”

Nicholas Gerace Explains Why Federal Agents and Police Officers Should Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Nicholas Gerace highlights some of the important reasons why law enforcement should implement Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into their training. Wednesday, July 1st 2020, 1:35 PM EDT Nicholas Gerace highlights some of the important reasons why law enforcement should implement Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu into their training. LATHAM, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, July 1, 2020 /EINPresswire/ — Nicholas GeraceContinue reading “Nicholas Gerace Explains Why Federal Agents and Police Officers Should Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”

Practicing BJJ As a Family

by Nicholas Gerace | Jun 30, 2020 | Health & Family In a world that can feel increasingly polarizing and dividing, I’ve been pondering the importance of family more and more. In fact, if we could all realize we are one family — people who share in this amazing gift of being able to breathe on a planet that isContinue reading “Practicing BJJ As a Family”