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Natuurijschaatsers halen natte voeten

1 min geleden in BINNENLAND<p>Schaatsliefhebbers stonden zaterdagochtend vroeg al op het nog dunne natuurijs in het Friese Ryptsjerk.<p>Meer weergeven

New Form of Meditation for Children: Follow the Bird

The classic practice of sitting meditation generally involves what is often called “following the breath.” The meditator sits upright, pays attention …

Mindfulness

Can Mindfulness Rewire Our Brains?

One of the most revolutionary and empowering insights coming from cutting-edge neuroscience is the fact that we can change our brains by thinking different thoughts. In her enlightening book, <i>Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain</i>, Sharon Begley explains that the paradigm in the scientific community for …

Mindfulness

In search of a wandering Buddhist monk

<i>Buddhist monk Jason Chan has been wandering the east coast of Australia since 2011 barefoot and carrying nothing but his robe and alms bowl. Keeping</i> …

Sri Lanka

Why Living as a River Can Set Us Free: An Interview with Bodhipaksa

Today it’s my pleasure to bring to you Bodhipaksa, a longtime meditation teacher, author of <i>Living As a River: Finding Fearlessness in the Face of</i> …

Top 5 Buddhist Books for Newbies

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them? ~ Buddha<p>There are thousands of …

Meditation

Learning to Respond, Not React

If we are to wake up out of our patterning, a key element of that is to be able to pause, recognize and open to a larger space than the cocoon that …

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A Buddhist Monk's Advice On Overcoming Tech Addiction

"iPads are great," laughed the Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, a Korean Buddhist monk and global humanitarian leader. But he added an important caveat: They're only great if you can use them without becoming too attached or fixated. And as many of us know, this isn't always an easy thing to do.<p>Asked his …

The Unimpeded Path for the Mind From Shang Longrik Gyatso Rinpoche

From the age of 18 onwards, I have been engaged in the field of spiritual guidance, and I have born witness to a wide variety of individuals. The …

Meditation Is All About the Art of Being

I once considered this question: Can you reach a moment of utter peace when walking in the garden? Is a glimpse of enlightenment and joy possible?<p>I believe that there is a misconception about <b>meditation</b>. About meditating. I think that some people think that they have to have an end game for sitting …

Meditation

4 Pointers for Using Mindfulness to Stop People Pleasing

Wanting to please and take care of others is natural. But when pleasing others is based in fear of being unloved, it can become habitual and …

The 3 Buddhist Personality Types: Which One Are You?

Long before Freud wrote <i>The Interpretation of Dreams</i> or William James opened his first psychology laboratory at Harvard, Buddhist thinkers sought to understand the inner workings of the mind and personality.<p>Buddhist personality types were first described in the text <i>The Path to Purification</i> by the …

Psychology

Meditating With the iPhone Zero

I like spiffy new gadgets as much as the next guy. True, I didn't stand in the long line in front of my local Apple Store on Day 1 of the iPhone 6 release, but only because I was sitting at home, cleverly reserving mine online so I could come back on Day 2 and be whisked to the front of the …

An Atheist’s Guide to Spirituality - Issue 16: Nothingness

I once spent an afternoon on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, atop the mount where Jesus is believed to have preached his most famous …

Consciousness

How does meditation actually work?

Neuroscientists are researching centuries-old Buddhist mindfulness techniques and their effects on the brain<p><i>Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.</i><p>This line from Herman Hesse's 1922 novel <i>Siddhartha</i> came …

DSM-vrij onderzoek bij ADHD en ASS levert nieuwe inzichten op - Kenniscentrum Kinder- en Jeugdpsychiatrie

DSM-vrij onderzoek bij ADHD en ASS levert nieuwe inzichten op<p>Relaties tussen gedrag en cognitie komen beter naar voren wanneer bij het bestuderen van …

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

Many of us have heard of meditation's benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that "meditation is not for me." But wait! Did you know there are many forms of meditation? There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, …

Mindfulness

In the moment of mindfulness, there is no suffering, by Ajahn Sumedho

Home <b>›</b> Ajahn Sumedho <b>›</b> <b>In the moment of mindfulness, there is no suffering, by Ajahn Sumedho</b><p><i>on</i> 18 September 2014 • ( 4 )<p><b>In the moment of mindfulness</b>, …

Overcome These Five Obstacles to Your Mindfulness Meditation Practice

Many media outlets have been talking for a number of years now about how ubiquitous mindfulness is, the impact it's having in a variety of sectors and all the wonderful science that continues to be published. But I noticed that many people in the media don't talk much about the actual formal …

Mindfulness

Waking Up Podcast #3 — WAKING UP: Chapter One

I once participated in a twenty-three-day wilderness program in the mountains of Colorado. If the purpose of this course was to expose students to …

Spirituality

Can Mindful Managers Make Happier Employees?

Supervisors: Have you ever considered that bringing out the best in your employees and organization may lie in your mindfulness practice?<p>Our Mindful …

True or False?

It seems like every day interest in mindfulness is reaching new heights. All the major news networks have covered it and recently Sharon Salzberg was …

Mindfulness

How Meditation Techniques Compare -- Zen, Mindfulness, Transcendental Meditation and more

Meditation shopping? Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Yet millions of Americans are seeking tools to turn within. As a nation we've tried to fix our problems with everything from psychotherapy and Prozac to positive thinking and politics. Now people everywhere are ready to close their eyes and take …

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