Meditation

30 Forgoten Buddha Quotes on Life

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha<p>“No one saves us but ourselves.” – …

Happiness

This Technique Can Help You Meditate in Less Than a Minute

While most of us can probably agree that meditating regularly is a great idea in theory, actually putting it into practice might seem like too much …

Happiness

Three Poems to Introduce Children to Mindfulness

How can you help a child reap the benefits of mindfulness, especially if they’re not old enough to read or sit still for very long?<p><i>Breathe and Be: A</i> …

Mindfulness

Three Essential Practices For Enhanced Relaxation

How much more enjoyable would your life be if you were more relaxed whilst living it?<p>Most of us live our lives in a state of overwhelm.<p>We are tense, …

Mindfulness

Mindfulness Is Not Always Positive

Source: Luis Argerich via Wikimedia Commons<p>Mindfulness is everywhere these days. There are studies touting the benefits of mindfulness for many …

Mindfulness

Kim Kardashian's Meditation Playlist Is Exactly What You Need To Get Through Holiday Stress

While the holidays are usually a very joyous and happy time of year, they can also be stressful as all hell. TBH, if everyone took a few minutes out …

Spirituality

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

What it feels like to be enlightened

Mysticism has been on my mind again lately, in part because of the success of Why Buddhism Is True by my friend Robert Wright. During a mystical experience, you feel as though you are encountering absolute reality, whatever the hell that is. Wright explores the possibility that meditation can …

Transcendental Meditation

Books To Ease Your Mind and Soothe Your Soul

<i>The holidays can be stressful. Whether you’re introducing your family to your significant other or thinking about how you’re going to host your</i> …

Advice

The One Thing That Finally Helped Me Stop Overeating After Decades of Yo-Yo Dieting

Let’s just say zen would not be the first word I’d use to describe myself. I fall more into the high-strung, nervous-about-everything camp. So …

Weight Loss

Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body? Plus: Alan Watts on gain and loss, Thomas Merton's beautiful letter to Rachel Carson, and more

<b>donating = loving</b><p>I pour tremendous time, thought, love, and resources into <i>Brain Pickings</i>, which remains free. If you find any joy and stimulation …

George Eliot

Buddhist insight meditation (Vipassanā) and Jon Kabat-Zinn’s “Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction”: an example of dedifferentiation of religion and medicine?

(2017). Buddhist insight meditation (Vipassanā) and Jon Kabat-Zinn’s “Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction”: an example of dedifferentiation of …

Happiness

The world according to Fritjof Capra

A 78-year-old physicist who is now Director of the Centre for Ecoliteracy in Berkeley, California, Fritjof Capra is best known for his first book, <i>The</i> …

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Beginner's Guide to Mindful Eating

<b>Step 1:</b> Mindful eating begins before you even put the food in your mouth. Start by observing the color, texture, and smell of the food on your plate. …

Mindfulness

Archaeologists find 'cremated remains' of Buddha in ancient Chinese box alongside 260 statues

The discovery was reportedly first made by Chinese villagers repairing roads.<p>Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Chinese box, which according …

Archaeology

Guided Meditation for Releasing Guilt

This is something to get your day going. Some inspiration and motivation for your everyday life. Better Than Good, by Zig Ziglar 1. […]<p>Luminita D. …

Happiness

'The music of yoga': Agnostics, Christians find spiritual benefits in kirtan's Hindu chants

In the 1990s, American musician Dave Stringer went to India for a pay cheque and came back with a calling.<p>Hired by an Indian guru to make videos, he …

Hare Krishnas

Guide to Meditation

Introduction to Meditation<p>Normally when we pray we like to speak a lot but we don't like to listen. Prayer in itself is as necessary for our …

Catholicism

{Cutting Through}: Emotions. Does Buddhism Teach Avoiding the Highs & Lows? {Q & A}

But when something good happens and it makes you happy, should we also try not to let those feeling totally rock our emotions, even if they’re

Mindfulness

Parish Notes

Please send items for Parish Notes to weekend@thestarphoenix.com with the words “Parish Notes” in the subject line. Submission deadline is the Friday …

Canadian News

We Are Capable of Super Human Abilities Using These Ancient Techniques!

Ever wanted to be in more than one place at a time? That’s right, I’m talking about the super-human abilities that can be gained by those who follow …

Spirituality

How to Flip the Switch on Stress

Source: image courtesy of Pixabay<p>Take a moment to try a quick experiment. Say the following out loud if possible, or to yourself if you prefer: “This …

Mindfulness

4 Strategies for Mindful Parenting

Every parent knows that having children is a field ripe with emotions. Frustration, anger, boredom, joy, love, or fear—name an emotion, and it’s …

Happiness

Soak up all that Scorpio New Moon power with this at-home ritual

<i>Mindfulness rockstar Kelly Morris is an expert at guided meditations—just ask the wellness insiders who listen to her Infinity Call every day,</i> …

Lifestyle

Meditation and Mindfulness Tips to Combat Everyday Worries and Life's Big Questions

Meditation and Mindfulness Tips to Combat Everyday Worries and Life’s Big Questions<p>Anxiety. Stress. Feeling overwhelmed. Life is messy. Life is fun. …

Mindfulness

6 Essential Oils For Meditation That'll Help You Clear Your Mind & Find Your Center

Meditation is one of those things that is at once profoundly simple, and yet somehow really difficult, too. But it's also one of those things that …

Spirituality

7 dreamy meditation nooks on Pinterest to inspire your mindfulness practice

With meditation, you either love it, or you aspire to love to love it. Regardless of which camp you fall into, a meditation nook can breathe new life …

Lifestyle

13 Calm-Down Techniques for the Frantic Massage Therapist

Are you running around in circles and can’t find your center, like a chicken with its head cut off?<p>Busy traffic? Late for work? Argument with a …

Massage Therapy

Coworking Space Is Based On Mindfulness And Transformation

The Assemblage positions itself as a coworking space for personal and professional transformation<p>The popularity of mindfulness has skyrocketed in the …

Mindfulness

The Ever-Clever Olivia Locher’s Interesting Dance with Virality

WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW HERA PDN’s 30 from 2013, Olivia Locher had her “I Fought the Law” photo series go viral before it was close to complete. Having …

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