The Silent Mind

By Fabio Angeleri | Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga and Spirituality

How To Meditate In 10 Easy Steps (Infographic)

Most everyday challenges in life can be alleviated by mindfulness — tuning into the present moment and learning to pay attention to our experiences …

Mindfulness

7 Very Simple Things That Will Expand Your Consciousness In Big Ways

Did you know “ignorance is bliss” is actually a misquote? The entirety of the line is: “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.”<p>Unawareness …

Self-improvement

4 Buddhist Monk Habits That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

Ever wondered how Buddhist Monks live and what habits they adopt to make them so peaceful?<p>I’ve been always been fascinated by this question so I did …

The Three Essential Principles of a Zen Mind, According to a Zen Master

Ever wondered what the main pillars are of a “Zen Mind”. I mean, we all want to be more peaceful, wise and happy, yet it can be difficult to figure …

Buddhism

9 Things Mindful People Do Differently And How You Can Get Started

Feeling stressed? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.<p>In a recent survey, conducted in the UK, a whopping 86 percent agreed that “people would be much …

Mindfulness

The Most Simple Meditation Technique That Anyone Can Do

Have you ever heard of gazing meditation?<p>If you haven’t, it involves focusing your mind on an object in front of you.<p>Gazing has been a long-practiced …

Meditation

This monk is known as the happiest man on earth. This is his advice.

Are you in pursuit of happiness? Well look no further, because a Buddhist ‘mega monk’ says the key to contentment is all about slowing down.<p>Haemin …

25 Profound Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

Buddhism

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we embark on life’s journey, we tend to taken away from this sense of self thanks …

Try This Meditation Technique to Quiet Your Inner Critic Once and for All

Want to develop more kindness for yourself, for your loved ones, even for people you can’t stand? Starting a practice of lovingkindness (known in the …

Meditation

20 Profound Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

The Benefit of Meditating Alone Together

One of the persistent misrepresentations of mindfulness is that it is predominantly a solitary struggle. One thinks of the sage on the mountain, the …

Mindfulness

Here's How to Keep Your Brain Young, According to Neuroscience and Psychology

Mental age is more in your control than you might think.<p>Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. …

Mindfulness

I wanted to be mindful. Here’s what happened

I am lying on the floor along with 24 other people, facing the ceiling. I’m trying to hold the toes of my left foot in mindful awareness as I breathe in and out. “Not judging them … just feeling them,” says our guide in a soothing, soporific voice. By the time he reaches the right earlobe, I’m fast …

Mindfulness

The Top 5 Easiest Meditation Techniques That Anyone Can do

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably tried meditation at one point in time and found it quite difficult.<p>We’ve all heard of the benefits of …

Meditation

Research and Practice

The science of mindfulness-based interventions into anxiety and depression<p>In 1992, Zindel Segal, John Teasdale, and Mark Williams collaborated to …

Mindfulness

What Most People Get Wrong About Meditation, According to a Master Buddhist

Meditation is increasingly regarded as one of the most beneficial practices for the mind, body and soul. But you don’t have to go deep into the …

Meditation

How to practise mindfulness at work

Employees are more reachable than ever, making them less likely to switch off from work. Mindfulness has never been more important.<p>Employees are …

Mindfulness

A Zen Master Reveals How Most People Get Meditation Wrong and How They Can Fix It

Most of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but if you’re anything like me then you struggle to switch off the thinking mind to actually …

How to Be Present and Peaceful When You Can't Stop Thinking

<b>“Rather than being your thoughts and emotions, be the awareness behind them.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>When I first started practicing Zen (or presence), I used …

How to Wake Up Your Body for Morning Meditation

When you win the morning, you win the day. But there are days when my body isn’t quite ready to wake up when I am. And if I want to meditate in the …

Yoga

The 5 Common Causes of Mental Suffering According to Buddhism (and How You Can Overcome Them)

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning, According to a Mindfulness Expert

The world often seems to be divided into two types of people. There are those that drag themselves out of bed in the morning and can’t speak before …

How Your Brain Changes After Mindfulness

Michael, Forrester, Prevent Disease<p>Mindfulness-based teachings have shown benefits in everything from inflammatory disorders to central nervous …

17 Profound Quotes From an Ancient Zen Master That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Among the most important texts of Zen literature, the Lin-Chi lu details the insights and exploits of the great ninth century Chinese Zen master …

A Harvard Neuroscientist Reveals That Meditation Not only Reduces Stress But Literally Changes the Structure of the Brain

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably wondered whether meditation actually has any benefits for the brain.<p>Luckily, modern day research is …

5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Raise Your Vibration

Now that we're almost one month into a new year, it can be tempting to give up on the resolutions you set so diligently at the end of December. Here …

Meditation

3 Steps to Enlightenment: The Path of Surrender

Have you ever dreamed about going off to an ashram in India, hoping to get your life clearly sorted out once and for all, as Elizabeth Gilbert did in …

Spirituality

Tibetan Buddhist Master Reveals the Best 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 …