A Simple Step-by-step Mindfulness Meditation Guide

By Amanda Dudley / October 26, 2020 /

The benefits and virtues of mindfulness are well established. Today, more than ever, finding a way to calm your inner world and reaching a state of peace is essential. What bothers most people attempting mindfulness as a practice is the lack of an immediate result. Persisting with the routine and learning as one progresses in…

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Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta: The Great Discourse on the Establishing of Awareness; mindfulness of body, feelings, mind, mental qualities

By Josephine Nolan / July 17, 2020 /

Perhaps the greatest teaching on mindfulness, the Maha (translates as: great) Satipatthana is a Sutta that serious meditators of all traditions reference in modern teachings. As a Pali sutta, it is an important teaching for the elder path (Theravada) — and mindfulness is a major foundational practice. In advanced Mahamudra and Dzogchen, Vajrayana Buddhist methods, the Maha-Satipatthana…

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If you can’t go outside — go inside. How mindfulness can help cope with COVID-19. 12 easy tips.

By Claudia Jeffrey / May 13, 2020 /

Now is the time to get in touch — with your inner self. If you can’t go outside — go inside! Our lives are more stressful more than ever. The most recent Coronavirus pandemic, a world-wide tragedy, with more than 4.3 million worldwide cases reported, has health and wellness impacts far beyond the virus itself.…

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Tips for Teaching Children Mindfulness and Meditation — ideal practice during lock down

By Molly Crocket / April 28, 2020 /

Mindfulness meditation and yoga are ideal practices for our current “Covid-19 lockdown” situation — or any time. Many people all over the world are aware of the benefits of mindfulness, meditation and yoga. What better time to practice health and mindfulness with your children than now? Families in “lockdown” are under stress — and mindfulness…

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Mindfulness and meditation daily: tips for making it a healthy habit

By Beatrice Beard / March 7, 2020 /

The benefits of meditation are well-documented. From improving your mental clarity, productivity and problem solving all the way to fixing breathing issues and helping to reduce anxiety, it is something that can entirely change your life if you are willing to let it. For a feature on the 10 benefits of meditation with cited medical…

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Maranassati Sutta: Mindfulness of Death — “it plunges into the Deathless, has the Deathless as the final end.”

By Lee Kane / September 2, 2019 /

I have heard that at one time the Blessed One was staying at Nadika, in the Brick Hall. There he addressed the monks, “Monks!” “Yes, lord,” the monks replied. The Blessed One said, “Mindfulness of death, when developed and pursued, is of great fruit and great benefit. It plunges into the Deathless, has the Deathless…

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The Science Behind Stilling Your Mind With Mindfulness —– MRI Scans Show the Amygdala Shrinks While the Pre-Frontal Cortex Thickens

By Anne Green / August 5, 2019 /

By Anne Green One of Buddha’s most profound teachings about the mind was that “Ignorance is the one thing with whose abandonment clear knowing arises.” Fundamentally, this teaching is that by clearing your mind of the clutter of delusion and misconception it carries, you can gain valuable insight about what is important both to you…

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Making Healthy Choices in Addiction Recovery: the importance of mindfulness, rest, nutrition and exercise; part 4 in a series

By Adam Cook / April 28, 2019 /

Adam Cook returns with Part 3 in his series on addiction and recovery. Part 1, “Reclaim your mental well-being” from addiction is here>> Part 2, “Thriving post-rehab: achieving long-lasting addiction recovery” is here>> Part 3, “Finding your niche: advice for those in recovery who seek employment, is here>> By Adam Cook Addiction recovery isn’t just…

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Visualization Activates the Mind; Mindfulness Stills the Mind — Which is Right for Your Buddhist Practice?

By Lee Kane / April 6, 2019 /

The great Lama Yeshe said: “Our problem is that inside us there is a mind going, ‘Impossible, impossible, impossible. I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t’ … Human beings have great potential; they can do anything. The power of the mind is limitless.” To subdue this “I can’t” mind, many Buddhists — and non-Buddhists…

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Scientific Buddhist — 5 “Emptiness” meditation how-tos for achieving Theta brainwaves, for health and cognition benefits: mindfulness, repetition, sound, visualization, mantra

By Lee Kane / September 17, 2018 /

Theta brainwaves in meditation have significant health and cognitive benefits — according to numerous studies. Theta is associated with “ideas without censorship” or “ideation” mind mode [2]. It is also one of the secrets to a healthy mind and body. Despite the science, Theta is notoriously difficult to achieve. According to one study it occurs…

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How to know which type of meditation is best for you: Metta, mindfulness, breath, progressive, transcendental, or Zazen

By Trevor McDonald | Guest Contributor / September 9, 2018 /

Our society is rife with stress, competition, fear, and commercialism – yet we’re at a time when spirituality has become a buzzword and you can find a yoga studio on every block. On one hand, there’s definitely an increased need for spiritualism in a stressful environment, but there still seems to be a disconnect here.…

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Movie: Walk With Me — Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village on the Big Screen: “Mindfulness is to always arrive in the here and now.”

By Josephine Nolan / April 3, 2017 /

An SXSW 2017 Film Festival Official Selection, Walk with Me, tells the story of the most Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh and life at Plum Village, in a major new release later in 2017. Judging by the professional trailer, this should be a popular film with Buddhists around the world. View the trailer: Produced by West…

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