|02/12/2013 12:04 (GMT+7)|
While mindfulness can be practiced quite well without Buddhism, Buddhism cannot be practiced without mindfulness. In its Buddhist context, mindfulness meditation has three overarching purposes: knowing the mind; training the mind; and freeing the mind.
|09/11/2013 13:35 (GMT+7)|
November 07 -- A spiritual teacher from California leads weekly meditation meeting for students.
|04/11/2013 10:43 (GMT+7)|
Being a medical student is a very stressful experience which can result in burnout without proper interventions. Natural interventions such as meditation are preferable to drugs in order to avoid potential side effects from tranquilizers. Mayo Clinic writes that meditation is used for relaxation and stress reduction. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reported in a news release on Oct. 30, 2013, that medical students are being taught meditation techniques to prevent burnout and improve care.
|31/10/2013 10:20 (GMT+7)|
When I was moving towards Buddhism, what acted on my imagination was the image of the Buddha, the representation of a human being whose demeanour reflected composure and self-knowledge. It seemed to be the projection of a human possibility, perhaps illusory, but it threw into relief our ordinary human disarray, particularly at first my own. Later I came to find that Buddhist practice was at its most authentic when I sat in meditation alongside others, an incipient sangha (community of practitioners).
|26/10/2013 10:08 (GMT+7)|
A meditation pagoda was unveiled at Hillview Lodge in a special Buddhist ceremony.
|22/10/2013 15:35 (GMT+7)|
October 22-- During the 6th century AD, the Indian monk Bodhidharma, 28th successor of Buddha, traveled to China to meet Buddhist monks and followers, study and meditate.
|07/10/2013 21:40 (GMT+7)|
The Ultimate Truth can be found in the Teaching of the Buddhism.
|03/10/2013 18:49 (GMT+7)|
One increasingly popular form of meditation is loving-kindness meditation (LKM), the practice of wishing oneself and others to be happy, content and at ease. In the yoga tradition, loving-kindness is seen as an opportunity to cultivate the opposite.
|15/09/2013 08:35 (GMT+7)|
As long as you are still breathing, live with mindfulness of the breathing. Whether you are standing, walking, sitting, sleeping, drinking, eating, cooking, cleaning the house, riding in a car, working, strolling or relaxing, in fact in every posture, try consistently to sustain mindfulness with your breath.
|07/09/2013 09:17 (GMT+7)|
People come to practice at the monastery in order to attain peace. But for many, the result of the practice is often the opposite and rather disappointing, because all they experience are restlessness, discomfort and a drifting mind. If there is no understanding, we will get confused and despair, Wondering why we are there.
|30/08/2013 09:25 (GMT+7)|
Predawn wake - up calls, days of silence and hunger may not be everyone's idea of a holiday, but for tourists seeking spiritual sustenance Burma's monasteries offer help on the path to Buddhist nirvana. The search for inner peace is unlikely to appeal to those who take a more hedonistic approach to vacations - booze, beaches and bikinis are definitely out.
|29/08/2013 11:17 (GMT+7)|
Life is as varied and diverse as day and night. Young or old, rich or poor, highly educated or illiterate, Nobel Peace Prize—winner or cursed criminal, however much difference there is in our external circumstances, regardless of our religion, whether we are black or white, of whatever race we are or whatever language we speak, the nature of the mind is the same for all of us: pure, tranquil and brilliant as natural pure water.
|26/08/2013 15:03 (GMT+7)|
The Diamond Way Buddhist Centre in Wellington will host a meditation and lecture course with Buddhist teachers Florinda & Guido Czeija, starting Thursday 5th September. The programme includes lectures by Buddhist teachers, questions & answers and guided meditation sessions. This is a unique opportunity to listen to Buddhist teachings presented from a secular perspective.
|24/08/2013 11:59 (GMT+7)|
General-led study shows changes over time in areas associated with awareness, empathy, stress among others.
|23/08/2013 10:46 (GMT+7)|
In the 1970s, Dr. Herbert Benson, a cardiac physician of the Harvard Medical School, did a study on a group of people who practice transcendental meditation (TM). The group, conﬁning themselves twice daily for half an hour per session in a quiet room, sat with their eyes closed and mentally recited a mantra. Dr. Benson noticed that during the practice, the heart rate and breathing of these people became slower.
|19/08/2013 11:15 (GMT+7)|
I Adapt your daily life so as to be conducive to practising mindfulness of the breathing Lead an uncomplicated life — reduce or eliminate unnecessary activities such as eating, working, traveling, and social functions. Don’t worry about losing friends; some old friends may move away, but you will gain new good friends (kalyanamitta).
|01/08/2013 08:42 (GMT+7)|
Are you always rushing from one place to the next? Do you often eat without really tasting the food? If you do, then listen up: part of your brain may be in overdrive, acting as though you're being chased by a predator. Not only is it not doing you any good, it's also making you function inefficiently.
|20/07/2013 17:02 (GMT+7)|
The difference between thinking and meditation is that in thinking generally we have no definite object or too many objects, but in meditation we think of a definite object chosen by our will; that is why meditation is a real constructive practice of thinking. It is by meditation that we develop our power of seeing the object as it is, otherwise we many see only the appearance of the object without knowing anything of its nature. That is why meditation is very necessary; it purifies the thoughts, otherwise they are mixed up with many things, especially with ignorance.