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Buddhism is not a Religion. It's Something Much More. Here's Why

Buddhism is considered a religion, but for me it isn’t.<p>To be honest, I used to see it as just another religion, before I actually started delving …

Zen Buddhism Reveals The Best Way To Counter Trump's Bigotry

With Donald Trump being inaugurated today, it’s possible you’ll wind up in a political discussion with someone you disagree with.<p>When you’re having a …

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regular meditation practice and insight into daily …

Japanese Zen Philosopher Reveals Why Suffering Unlocks the Secrets of Life

We’re biologically conditioned to avoid pain, distress and hardship. So why does this Japanese Zen philosopher say that suffering helps you to unlock …

Why Zen and Taoist Masters Recommend Against Saying "I Love You"

Zen and Taoist Masters preach the importance of peace, love and compassion for all. So why do they recommend against saying the words “I love you” to …

The Dalai Lama Reveals Why This One Simple Action Is The Only Antidote To Suffering

I think we can all agree that suffering is one of the greatest challenges faced by all members of humanity.<p>What, then, does the Dalai Lama – the …

15 Wise Buddhism Quotes That Will Give You Strength During Hard Times

Life is tough sometimes. Whether it’s your job, relationships, your mental health, or your physical health, life has a way of presenting obstacles …

Zen Master Alan Watts Explains What Made Carl Jung Such a Rascal

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to witness your two favorite philosophers in conversation?<p>For me, it’s my dream to be having coffee with …

A Zen Master Reveals How Embracing Pain Opens the Door to Joy

We’re often told to be happy and positive all the time. In fact, a huge positive thinking movement has spawned in recent years thanks to the Law of …

Why "Be Positive" is the Worst Piece of Advice, According to Buddhism

Have you ever been told to just “be positive?” It’s a common piece of advice that many people give. But is it really helpful?<p>In spite of all the …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Evan Thomson, a researcher from the University of British Colombia, has confirmed that the Buddhist teaching of a constantly changing self is …

12 Authentic Buddha Quotes on Mindfulness That Will Change Your State of Mind

If you’ve spent any time on the Internet, you’ve probably heard some wise quotes from Buddha. However, seldom are these his authentic quotes.<p>When I …

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

Meditation

25 Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire You to Make the Most of Every Moment in 2017

If you’ve been reading The Power of Ideas blog, you’ll know that we’re huge advocates of mindfulness. Research studies are showing that it offers …

15 Quotes From the Founder of Zen Buddhism That Will Open Your Mind Wide Open

Ever heard of Bodhidharma? He was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited with being the founder of Zen …

A Master Buddhist explains how to use mindfulness when you're going through tough times

If you’ve read some articles on this blog, you’ve undoubtedly come across the name Thich Nhat Hanh. He is one of the world’s most renowned Buddhist …

Be happy, not mindful

As post-Trump anxiety rates go through the roof, it’s time for less introspection and more social engagement<p>“Happiness comes from within,” declare a thousand advice blogs and books, fridge magnets and Facebook memes. Or “withinwards” as my local yoga studio prefers to call it.<p>The idea that …

Mental Health

Guest Post: Exploring Cultural Values with Students (With Hand-Outs)

<b>Editor’s Note: I’ve shared many resources related to learning about different cultures, including a lesson I do as well as The Best Sites For</b> …

An ancient Chinese principle can help you get comfortable with doing less—and make you happier, too

A lot of New Year’s resolutions are aimed at springing into action—whether the goal is losing weight, finding love or moving to a new city. But my main priority now is learning to be still. And the Chinese concept of <i>wu wei—</i>strategic non-action—has helped me do just that.<p>The Tao Te Ching, written in …

Taoism

A Disciple Whose Mind Was Full of Turmoil Asked Buddha For Help. Here’s His Response

There is a story about Buddha.<p>A disciple came to him and said “My mind is full of turmoil. I feel so guilty, I feel so bad, I feel so this and that” …

25 Beautiful Zen and Tibetan Buddhism Quotes To Enlighten You

Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism come from schools of Buddhism. Zen Buddhism tends to emphasize regirious meditation practice and insight into daily …

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

When suddenly from nowhere the red monkeys came and conquered all

<b>By Purushottam Nitai Das</b><p>Recently when I went to Ekchakra, the birthplace of Nityanand Prabhu, I went to a temple and there everywhere it was written …

Meditation

If You're 'Bad' At Meditation, These 4 Tricks Are Just What You Need

Recently, my friend and I were talking about mindfulness and she told me that she was starting to experiment with meditation. She quickly confessed …

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals The Easiest Mindfulness Technique For Training Your Monkey Mind

As someone who has meditated almost daily for three years, there are some misconceptions I’m continually confronted with. So many people believe they …

Veda: Secrets from the East.Published by The Bhaktivedanta Book…

Veda: Secrets from the East.<br>Published by The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.<br>Review By Byron Kyle: I first met the devotees in 2012 in my first year of …

Hinduism