Our Mind
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.
Journey to inner peace
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.

Training the Mind Is Like Taming a Wild Animal
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.
Living Our Whole Life With mindfulness of the breathing
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.

Loving-Kindness Meditation and Change
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.
The Ultimate Truth
07/10/2013 21:40 (GMT+7)
The Ultimate Truth can be found in the Teaching of the Buddhism.

Finding peace through Zen
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.
Patients benefit from meditation space
26/10/2013 10:08 (GMT+7)
A meditation pagoda was unveiled at Hillview Lodge in a special Buddhist ceremony.

The Buddhist pursuit of self-knowledge
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).
Meditation is helping medical 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.

Gettysburg College: A Buddhist state of mind
09/11/2013 13:35 (GMT+7)
November 07 -- A spiritual teacher from California leads weekly meditation meeting for students.
Benefits of Meditation
23/11/2013 11:03 (GMT+7)

Mindfulness Meditation as a Buddhist Practice
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.
Meditation changes gene expression, study shows
11/12/2013 20:23 (GMT+7)
Practitioners have been attesting to it for years, and now medical science is waking up to the idea that meditation really does have health benefits. A new study, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, has discovered specific molecular changes in the body after a period of mindful meditation.

Meditation, mindfulness and mind-emptiness
02/01/2014 14:57 (GMT+7)
January 02 - Ever been unable to sleep because you can’t switch off that stream of thoughts that seems to flow incessantly, mercilessly through your head?
Is meditation the best medicine?
03/01/2014 11:32 (GMT+7)
January 03 - Millions of people in 'the developed world' visit therapists for all sorts of emotional and psychological problems they find difficulty in coping with by themselves. People who visit psychiatrists are usually very quickly diagnosed with some form of psychosis and treated with a mixture of cognitive therapies and antipsychotic medications. Various health insurance schemes around the world have greatly encouraged this growing practice.

Is meditation the new antidepressant? Mindfulness practice may be more effective than drugs for anxiety, depression
14/01/2014 23:04 (GMT+7)
January 13 - Oh, no. Incense. There’s a juice bar in the lobby and bhangra music playing, too. It feels like I’ve stepped into some kind of space warp. Outside, London. Inside … well, it’s hard to describe. Because, as I step further into the Light Centre, a “natural health” studio offering everything from acupuncture to yoga, it becomes clear that its clientele is as far from the yogurt-knitting crowd as it’s possible to get.
Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic
21/01/2014 17:37 (GMT+7)
New York, USA - Columbia University Press is pleased to announce the publication in paperback of "Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic: A Manifesto for the Mind Sciences and Contemplative Practice" by B. Alan Wallace.Renowned Buddhist philosopher B. Alan Wallace reasserts the power of shamatha and vipashyana, traditional Buddhist meditations, to clarify the mind's role in the natural world.

And breathe ... Goldie Hawn and a monk bring meditation to Davos
24/01/2014 12:25 (GMT+7)
January 23 - Eyes closed tight, the delegates of the World Economic Forum in Davos have queued devotedly for half an hour for this early morning session.
The Practice of Mindfulness
30/01/2014 18:42 (GMT+7)
The meditation method taught by the Buddha is called Satipatthana or mindfulness meditation. This simple but profound technique removes greed, hatred and delusion by the application of systematic and sustained mindfulness to one’s own mental and physical processes.

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