Meditation

Interview with meditation teacher Kimberly Brown, author of Steady, Calm, and Brave: 25 Practices of Resilience and Wisdom in a Crisis

In our interview with author Kimberly Brown, the popular meditation teacher describes "Practices of Resilience and Wisdom in a Crisis" — all the more important in these times of COVID-19. Buddha Weekly is also pleased to publish an ...

Vajrayana Visualization can Generate Body Heat, Heal, and Manifest Deity Qualities Helping Overcome Ego

One of the most intriguing demonstrations of the power of Vajrayana visualization is Tummo. By visualizing heat in the tummo centre, an expert practitioner can actually meditate for hours on an icy winter day — without clothing or ...

The First Doctor: Medicine Buddha Bhaisajyaguru — Empowering You to Heal

In times of pain, sickness, or stress, my first thought of "remedy" is quiet meditation with the most sacred Medicine Buddha mantra. Inevitably, arthritis pains subsides in my case, and I've avoided most of the colds and flus ...

Avalokitesvara compassion practices can “enhance treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma” say some scientists and clinicians. For the rest of us, his compassion brings us closer to bliss and wisdom.

Avalokitesvara is the metaphorical rock star of the Bodhisattvas. "Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, is one of the most important and popular Buddhist deities," writes Karen Andres in Tibetan Contemplative Traditions. [1] "Avalokitesvara is the personification of compassion... ...

What Are We? The Body is the Channel — Energy and consciousness are enmeshed principles in Tibetan Buddhism

What are we and what are our limits? An answer arrives when we make contact with the nature of energy and consciousness embodiment. Energy and consciousness are enmeshed principles in Tibetan Buddhism and other contemplative spiritual traditions. Energy ...

Mahayana Thought Training – Turning Adverse Circumstances into the Path of Awakening: An Ideal Practice for Our Times

I recently heard the Buddhist story of Devala the Dark, who was being cursed by seven Bramhans, ‘but the more they cursed him, the more beautiful, good-looking, and inspiring he became…’ This reminded me of the Tibetan Buddhist ...

Healing meditation, prayer and mantras? Do they work — according to research? Can we turn to mantras for help?

Do you feel silly when you turn to “mantras” for healing? Do you think meditation is healthy but not necessarily healing? Does it seem impossible to expect results from meditating on the Medicine Buddha? To chant or not ...
Meditation is good for you says science

Meditation is Good For You: A How To, the Research of Benefits and the Two Main Types of Meditation

Mindfulness is an important practice in virtually all schools of Buddhist thought, and in one form or another, most Buddhists practice it. From formal Chan practice, such as archery or KungFu practice in Shaolin, to facing the wall ...

Metta meditation in times of crisis: “we all have a responsibility to exercise compassion” (Dalai Lama)

The COVID-19 crisis of 2020 brought us a sense of just how interconnected we really are. In a matter of weeks, it became clear that a challenge experienced in one locale of the world was quickly moving across ...

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

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 ...

Into Lucid Dreaming — going deep with Dream Yoga; helping touch the enlightened state of awareness

Dream yoga, lucid dreaming, or conscious dream awareness is a profound practice for awakening the mind and spirit. Dreaming is a very different experience to be had while in full lucidity The awake or lucid dreamer carries the ...

Benefits of meditating before bed; especially now, as we endure lockdowns, meditation can help you relax and sleep

If you practice meditation, you can probably vouch for its wide array of health benefits, as meditation has the ability to improve your concentration, relieve stress, lower blood pressure, and put you in the right mindset to take ...