Buddhist Meditation

Our Grand Delusion

Z<i>en teacher Norman Fischer was born in Pennsylvania in 1946 to observant Jewish parents. As a child he prayed regularly. He became obsessed with</i> …

Meditation

Gary Snyder’s “Buddhism & the Coming Revolution” Notes from the Dawn of Engaged Buddhism

As our holiday adventure exploring Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks winds toward its end I found myself recalling something Gary Snyder said about …

Buddhism

Buddhist Prayers and Meditation Helped the Thai Boys Survive

There is no doubt science, technology and courageous rescuers played a huge role liberating the boys in the cave. So did their faith. Now most will …

News (U.S.)

21 Mindfulness and Meditation Books for Beginners

I have a confession to make. I’ve been trying (with varying levels of success, depending on my mood) to develop a meditation practice for the past …

Meditation

Look up at the moon every night—not just during the lunar eclipse – Quartz

On July 27, a blood moon will glow an eerie red ahead of the longest lunar eclipse that Earth will experience in the 21st century. For one hour and 43 minutes, the moon will disappear from the sky, entirely obscured by the shadow that our planet casts upon it.<p>Unfortunately, not all Earthlings will …

Lunar Eclipse

Faith of the Heart Mind: 20 English Translations of the Xinxin Ming

As the Wikipedia article on the Xinxin Ming tells us: “Xinxin Ming (alternate spellings Xin Xin Ming or Xinxinming) (Chinese: 信心銘; Hànyǔ Pīnyīn: …

Zen

Reiki and Buddhism: Why is Buddha Always Smiling? Could it be because

Why is Buddha Always Smiling?<p>Ever wonder why Buddha is smiling gleefully in many of his depictions? Could it be because he knew about the healing …

Spirituality

What Do You Put in Your Mind? - Lion's Roar

Just as you consume food, you consume media. And like food, some media is wholesome and some is unhealthy. Sister True Dedication on why you need to …

Meditation

This meditation journal helps you build a daily zen routine

Salon Marketplace<p>July 19, 2018 11:00am (UTC)<p>Meditation is a personal journey, but the same solitude that’s essential for embarking on a quest for inner peace can become lonely and overwhelming for zen newbies. There are plenty of smartphone meditation apps to help you along, but relying solely on a …

Meditation

Fingers Pointing to the Moon: A Small Reflection on Zen Buddhism, Zen Christians, and Christian Nonduality

July 18, 2018 by James Ford<p>The direction of my life has been following a path laid out by the masters of the Zen way. The practices of shikantaza and …

Meditation

Share Your Wisdom: How does Buddhism inform the way you date? - Lion's Roar

We've got a question for you. How does Buddhism inform the way you date? If you’ve got an answer, we want to hear it.

Buddhism

Buddha and Einstein Walk into a Bar : How New Discoveries About Mind, Body, and Energy Can Help Increase

<i>Buddha and Einstein Walk Into a Bar</i> presents the revolutionary idea that sensing how long we can live is a latent capacity in us, currently unknown, …

Meditation

Zen and the Art of a Higher Education

WITHIN HOURS of Robert Pirsig’s death at age 88 in April 2017, newspapers and internet outlets began announcing the passing of a philosophical enigma …

Books

Videos available on the website of the Ghent Centre for Buddhist Studies | H-Buddhism | H-Net

Dear Colleagues,<p>As many of you are enjoying a well-deserved holiday, we wanted to bring to your attention the growing multi-media section of the …

Belgium

How to Use The Thai Boys’ Meditation Technique In Your Own Life

A Buddhist meditation practice kept the twelve boys completely calm throughout their traumatic experience. A Stanford meditation expert weighs in on …

Meditation

Eighteen Books: Essential Reading in Soto Zen Buddhism

July 12, 2018 by James Ford<p>On one of those Zen pages on Facebook, in this case one focused on the Soto school someone asked for a pointer to an …

Meditation

Coach helped trapped Thai boys survive inside flooded cave — by teaching them Buddhist meditation

• <b>Ekapol Chanthawong was a Buddhist monk before he became the soccer coach for the Wild Boars team.</b>• <b><br>The 25-year-0ld coach helped keep his team calm</b> …

Meditation

Meditation and Dreaming

A new study suggests that people who are experienced meditators have dreams that differ in at least two interesting ways from non-meditators. The …

Meditation

Buddhist monk to lead meditation at New York's Museum of Modern Art - Lion's Roar

“Offering Buddhist meditation in the context of a major art museum will touch the hearts of a wide range of people in a spirit of mutual harmony and …

Meditation

How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

The boys’ coach lived in a Buddhist monastery for a decade and taught them to meditate in the cave.<p>When the 12 Thai boys who were trapped in a cave and were rescued one by one were first discovered by British divers last Monday, they were reportedly meditating.<p>“Look at how calm they were sitting …

Meditation

Has the West Produced Any Zen Classics? Beginning a List

July 7, 2018 by James Ford<p>There’s an interesting conversation on Facebook right now that follows the Zen teacher Dosho Port’s publication of a list …

Meditation

Mainland Europe Young Buddhist Convention: The Nature of Inner Peace - Creating Sangha from Within

Buddhism

Tuwhiri: An Educational Resource For Secular Buddhists : Secular Buddhist Association

Ted Meissner | July 6, 2018 | 0 Comments<p><i>The following article is from Ramsey Margolis of Secular Buddhism New Zealand.</i><p>Towards the end of 2014, …

Meditation

Buddhist Monk Sexually Assaulted 15-Year-Old Boy: Police

A monk at a Nashville Buddhist temple allegedly assaulted and showed pornography to a 15-year-old boy, according to police.<p>NASHVILLE, TN -- A monk at …

Crime

University of Michigan receives $2.5M for new chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies

The Khyentse Foundation has funded largest Tibetan Buddhist studies chair in North America.The post University of Michigan receives $2.5M for new …

University of Michigan

Key Terms of Soto Zen Teaching

While Soto Zen Buddhism in North America is following its own currents, there remains a profound connection between these various contemporary …

Meditation

Gujarat: Institute turns to Vipassana to help students stay calm, focused

To help students deal with day-to-day stress and improvise ways of addressing and solving problems, the management institute MICA, has decided to …

India News

Waking Up Podcast #15 — Questions Along the Path

<b>Joseph Goldstein</b> has been leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, the Barre Center for …

Meditation

Blood sutra: whatever happened to Buddhism, religion of peace and compassion? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Tolerance and compassion may be the qualities most often associated with Buddhism. But Asia has been witnessing a spate of violence as new Buddhist …

Asia

And Shunryu Suzuki Arrives

It was on this day, the 22nd of June, in 1959, that the priest Shunryu Suzuki stepped onto American soil for the first time. Now, there are two …

Meditation