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Revisiting the Traditional Buddhist Views on Sex and Sexuality

When it comes to sex, Western Buddhists tend to be fairly liberal. But as scholar José Cabezón explains, Buddhist tradition takes a much more …

New research explores benefits of Buddhist practice in virtual reality

Buddhist teacher Andrew Holecek says virtual reality, just like lucid dreaming, could be an opportunity to investigate the mind — or it could be …

7 Mind Tricks to Be More Present Right Now | Inc.com

With today's technology constantly at our fingertips, it makes sense that we're always looking for new distractions and other, virtual ways to escape the space that we actually inhabit. Unfortunately, this causes us to be less engaged and less satisfied with our lives.<p>If you've ever struggled with …

Mindfulness

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything | Inc.com

While everyone overthinks situations once in a while, some people are plagued with a constant barrage of thoughts all the time. Chronic overthinkers rehash conversations they had yesterday, second-guess every decision they make, and imagine disastrous outcomes all day every day.<p>Thinking too much …

Self-help

Are Buddhists non-theists or atheists – and what’s the difference?

Buddhism is a non-theistic tradition, meaning that it does not involve a belief in God. The focus of Buddhism is on the nature of mind. What concerns …

Down and out in Little Lhasa: Notes from McLeod Ganj cafés - Firstpost

I take the corner back seat so I can see the entire place, although it’s not a big set up. Actually, it’s quite modest.<p>My order is taken by a middle …

With Sketch 43, Design IS Code & Code IS Design – UX Collective

Sketch 43 will revolutionise software design work. The next version of Sketch will have an new file structure that allows to read and write .sketch …

UX Design

Facebook’s Logical Grid Concept is More Power to the Keyboard!

You're reading Facebook’s Logical Grid Concept is More Power to the Keyboard!, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure …

Social Media

Creating Usability with Motion: The UX in Motion Manifesto

The following manifesto represents my answer to the question — “As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support …

UX Design

101 Awesome Zen Proverbs and Sayings to Live Your Life By

You can’t really put Zen into words, but you can share some of its timeless wisdom in ways that lead you on the path to discovering the truth for …

The Buddhist Life of Benedict Cumberbatch

Starring roles from van Gogh and Alan Turing to Sherlock Holmes and Hamlet have made Benedict Cumberbatch one of the world’s most celebrated actors. …

Advice for Someone Who is Dying

Ajahn Chah’s simple, profound advice to an aging student approaching her death.<p>Death of the Historic Buddha, Japan. 14th century, ink and gold on …

Spirituality

Mindfulness is the Best Medicine

Medicine Buddha. Photo by/via geraldford.<p>After thirteen years as a Buddhist nun, Sister Dang Nghiem looks back on her medical career and realizes …

Meditation

How to Practice Metta with Children

You’re never too young to practice loving-kindness. Gail Silver on how to teach metta to your kids.<p>Illustrations by Tomi Um.<p>When I returned home …

Meditation

You’re Ready Enough

Wherever you find yourself, says Pema Khandro, that’s the starting point of the bodhisattva path—all you need to do is take that first step.The post …

Spirituality

Remembering “Irish Zen Saint” Maura O’Halloran

Maura O’Halloran as depicted on the cover of the most recent edition of <i>Pure Heart, Enlightened Mind</i>.<p>Maura O’Halloran was a young Irish-American woman …

Your Guide to Going on a Buddhist Retreat

Are you considering going on your first weekend Buddhist meditation program, or week-long Zen <i>sesshin</i>, or even a much longer residential meditation …

Meditation

How to hang and dispose of Tibetan prayer flags respectfully

Every so often we receive messages about how to hang and dispose of Tibetan prayer flags respectfully.<p>Tibetan prayer flags are used to promote peace, …

Do I have to put others before myself?

Buddhist teachings say that I should put others before myself. But they also say I should have compassion for myself. How do I do both?<p>Illustration …

The Dalai Lama Is Politically Incorrect

Mao touted ‘diversity and inclusion,’ too: ‘Let a hundred flowers bloom.’<p>When the University of California, San Diego announced it had booked a speaker for its June commencement ceremony, students denounced the choice as “offensive,” “oppressive,” an affront to “diversity and inclusiveness.”<p>So what …

Dalai Lama

Being Genuine in Meditation

How can we be sure we’re following the path of meditation genuinely? Carolyn Rose Gimian has tips for keeping it real.The post Being Genuine in …

Meditation

I Tried Tim Ferriss’s One Morning Tip And It Revolutionized My Routine

No screen, no problem.<p><i>This is the first post of Thrive’s “We Tried It” series, where Thrive employees experiment with strategies to improve their</i> …

Productivity

What does it mean to call yourself a Buddhist?

What does it mean to call yourself a Buddhist? Are there specific things you have to do or believe, or is it up to you?<p>Illustration by Nolan …

Meditation

Use the Alexander Technique to Meditate More Comfortably

The Alexander Technique was developed in the 1800’s to help actors improve their posture and coordination. Now it’s gaining popularity among …

This Life, Which is Wonderful and Evanescent

“One of the Buddha’s most significant teachings is impermanence. But actually that is just how things are—anything, anytime, anywhere. To live in …

The Myth of Permanence

No matter how hard we try to solidify our lives, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, nothing stays the same or lasts forever. Our denial of that basic …

“Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center” becomes “Buddhist Digital Resource Center,” launches...

The renamed BDRC says its expanded mission to digitize texts from across the Buddhist world “has never before been possible.”<p>The Tibetan Buddhist …

User Research is Overrated – Muzli -Design Inspiration

First things first: Yes, I know you might not like the title of this article. Chill, just read it and try not to take it as a personal attack. I love …

How Meditation Helps Us to Be One With – and Effect – Change

Reflecting on a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., Jeremy Mohler relates it to how meditation helps us adjust to reality, and helps us act to change …