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The Silver Thread: The Death of Integrity

The Silver Thread: The Death of Integrity

When I was raised, integrity was a high value. Integrity means the possessing of strong, honest, and moral principles, which transcend personal comfort, ostracism, or life. I was raised Jewish. The history of the Jews is replete with martyrs who sacrificed themselves rather than renounce their religious beliefs. They held to principles and gave their […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

The Three Poisons II – The Snake: Aversion

Aversion is the fundamental rejection of what is occurring in our life at the moment. Aversion is a rejection of the situation we are in;…

The Silver Thread: The Three Poisons

The Silver Thread: The Three Poisons

A most common motif in Buddhist art is the sacred wheel of life. It is frequently represented in many Buddhist paintings or Tanka’s and signifies…

The Silver Thread: Seeking Enlightenment? Take a pill.

The Silver Thread: Seeking Enlightenment? Take a pill.

I am reading Michael Pollen’s new book, “How to Change Your Mind”. It largely focuses on the recent history and dynamics underlying the uses of…

The Silver Thread: The Buddha Nature of Nature

The Silver Thread: The Buddha Nature of Nature

The Silver Thread: The Buddha Nature of Nature I was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. It is hot and humid. My allergies were…

About Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.

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Ratzo Vashov: The Flow of the Spirit

Ratzo Vashov: The Flow of the Spirit

The month of Nissan in the Hebrew calendar is centered on Passover (Pesach). Passover is the spiritual New…

The Silver Thread: Spontaneous Contemplative Experience

Recently I was with some friends, all long-term meditators. We were discussing the number of times we had…

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