Sean Mathews

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The Heart-Essence of Buddhist Meditation

Clinging to one’s school and condemning others<br>Is the certain way to waste one’s learning.<br>Since all dharma teachings are good,<br>Those who cling to …

A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind review – Buddhist housekeeping

‘A monk’s day begins with cleaning,” says Shoukei Matsumoto, a Buddhist monk at the Komyoji Temple in Kamiyacho, Tokyo. “We do it to eliminate the gloom in our hearts.” This slim guide, elegantly translated by Ian Samhammer and peppered with delightful illustrations by Kikue Tamura, shows how to …

Housekeeping

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

The Beginner’s Guide to Letting Go and Becoming Enlightened Through Non-Attachment

Attachment is the origin, the root of suffering; hence it is the cause of suffering.<p>– The Dalai Lama<p>You’ve probably seen or read something like it …

‘Buddha’s remains’ are found in ceramic box buried by ancient monks

<b>Cremated remains which might belong to the man we now know as the Buddha have been unearthed in China, and are believed to have been buried by …

Tibetan Master Patrul Rinpoche Outlines Three Unique Paths to Enlightenment

The great Tibetan lama Patrul Rinpoche was a widely revered and much respected teacher, and people gathered around him to receive his wisdom and …

Meditation

Odin

Odin (Old Norse: <i>Óðinn</i>) is the main god in Norse mythology, while also existing in Germanic mythology as Woden (in Old English), Wodan (in Old …

Do the Dalai Lama Test – Just 4 questions and yet the answers will surprise you!

The Dalai Lama said “Read it to see if it is true for you!” Very interesting test!<p>Do not Cheat by looking at the answers at the end.<br>The mind is like …

Emotions

How Buddhism & Neuroscience Can Help You Change How Your Mind Works: A New Course by Bestselling Author Robert Wright

Buddhist thought and culture has long found a comfortable home among hippies, beatniks, New Age believers, artists, occultists and mystics. Recently, …

What’s the best meditation style for your personality type?

Everyone has their own fitness personality: Some people can’t get enough of SoulCycle, while others see tapping it back to a Katy Perry song as their …

Meditation

This Buddhist Parable Can Ease Your Suffering During a Crisis

A breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, being diagnosed with a serious illness, or losing your job, all of these crises can cause tremendous …

Spirituality

The Universe May Be Conscious, Say Prominent Scientists

What consciousness is and where it emanates from has stymied great minds in societies across the globe since the dawn of speculation. In today’s …

Black Holes

The Russian Buddhists v the billionaire – a photo essay

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Photo Essays

Use This Buddhist Practice to Overcome Self-Doubt.

The funny thing about growing up is that it requires us to push ourselves outside our comfort zone—and it won’t always feel great.<p>We can’t truly …

Meditation

Why Buddhism can be Helpful for you—regardless of your Religion.

<i>“Buddha cannot save us, cannot make us enlightened. We have to do it ourselves, by following his advice, practicing his teachings. So Buddha is like</i> …

Spirituality

Buddhist Prayer to Clear the Mind

Winter, 1972. Ingrid and I, along with another couple, David and Donna, had rented a small house in the interior of British Columbia. We planned to …

Spirituality

Tip: Do the Quadruped Row

This odd-looking rowing variation will fix your form flaws and help prevent low back pain. Check it out.<p>For back strength and size, nothing beats …

Compensation

Who Is The Buddha? - The Story of Siddhartha Gautama

The Buddha, or Siddhartha Gautama, was born around 567 B.C.E., in a small kingdom just below the Himalayan foothills. His father was a chief of the …

The Noble Eightfold Path: Meaning and Practice

Within the fourth noble truth is found the guide to the end of suffering: the noble eightfold path. The eight parts of the path to liberation are …

Meditation

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

The benefits of mindfulness meditation, increasingly popular in recent years, are supposed to be many: reduced stress and risk for various diseases, …

A Homemade Buddhist Ritual for Letting Go.

A photo posted by Elephant Journal (@elephantjournal) on Sep 23, 2016 at 10:08am PDT<p><b>Maybe it is just this time of year—</b>when the rains begin to come …

Meditation

On Mindfulness

Over the past 25 years, <i>Tricycle</i> has covered the mindfulness movement from a variety of perspectives. We’ve shared practice instructions by Buddhist …

Mindfulness

How To Start Drinking From The Bottomless Cup Of Joy

This is a story about a woman who thought she had it all.<p>She made it to NYC with one of the best management consulting firms, had a hefty paycheck, a fabulous social life, closets full of name brand shoes, and a BMW in a garage in a house in DC. When she woke up one morning in her Central Park …

Leadership Teachings From a Buddhist Monk - Leadership Development

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Facebook<br>• Latest Posts<p>Karin Dames<p>Transformation Coach at funficient<p>With 20 years experience in the software development industry, Karin moved …

Serve the People

No One Can Save You

Sure, I pray. But, as a Buddhist, who am I praying to? Aren't all Buddhists athiests after all? I remember an AA old timer said at a meeting, "There are no athiests in foxholes." If you're too young to remember any wars, a foxhole is a hole that soldiers dig in the ground to stave off advancing …

How to Create Your Own Perfect Meditation Room

Buddha was asked, "What have you gained from meditation?" He replied "nothing!" However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, …

Meditation

Daily Meditation: Buddha Nature

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today’s meditation features a chant used by followers of Nichiren Buddhism. Buddhist organization Soka …