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Alternatives to “Seated” Meditation: Dance, Stand, Drum, Chant, and Move Your Way to Active Enlightenment — Taking a Stand: Activity Yogas

Alternatives to "Seated" Meditation: Dance, Stand, Drum, Chant, and Move Your Way to Active Enlightenment -- Taking a Stand: Activity Yogas 1
Fortunately, Buddha spent much of his time walking from teaching to teaching -- not always seated in meditation. Here, a would-be killer tries to attack him on the road. No matter how fast the killer runs, Buddha's walking keeps him out of reach. Ultimately, the killer gives up...
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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.

Avalokiteshvara as the wonderful goddess Guanyin.
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. 2
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... Even the Buddhas cannot...
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Guru Rinpoche’s advice for visualizing the deity: a how-to from Padmasambhava with advice from today’s teachers (with video how-to)

Guru Rinpoche, the second Buddha.
Guru Rinpoche's advice for visualizing the deity: a how-to from Padmasambhava with advice from today's teachers (with video how-to) 3
  For many Vajrayana Buddhists, nothing is more difficult than generating (creating) a detailed, stable and complete visualization. Yet, at the same time, it is vital, as explained by Kunkhyen Tenpe Nyima: This is one of the primary functions of the development stage;...
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Chintachakra White Wish-Granting Wheel Tara: The All-in-One Mother of Buddhas in Vajrayana Buddhism – Her Significance, Mantra and Why Her Practice is Essential

Chitachakra Wish-Granting White Tara with a rainbow aura of colors representing the five activities and protective tents.
Chintachakra White Wish-Granting Wheel Tara: The All-in-One Mother of Buddhas in Vajrayana Buddhism - Her Significance, Mantra and Why Her Practice is Essential 4
Frequently referred to as Chintachakra White Wish-Granting Wheel Tara or simply White Tara, this embodiment of sublime enlightenment beautifully encapsulates all five key activities and wisdoms of the Buddha Families: pacifying,...
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Emptiness and Shunyata: What the Teachers Say About Emptiness: Removing “Lazy Nihilism” and “How Deep the Rabbit Hole goes”

What do big moons, lazy nihilists and rabbit holes have to do with Shunyata? Yesterday I read a feature on Space.com which became the inspiration of this feature: "The 'Big Moon' Illusion May All Be in Your Head," by Joe Rao. This led to rabbit holes and lazy nihilism. Bear with me, I come back...
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“Means of Accomplishing”: Sadhanas, the secret sauce recipe of Vajrayana Buddhism — the ingredients that make it effective, and how to embrace its elegant formulas

Sadhanas are not just sacred Dharma texts, held up as venerable sacred texts — in Vajrayana they are (metaphorically) the recipes to successful Buddhist realizations. As with a chef in the kitchen, you don’t have to use the recipe — but it ensures a good result. The spectacular result, as with fine...
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Prostration, Praise and Prayers — the most essential practices for busy Buddhists. “Go Bananas” for Buddha: Devotion

"Go bananas for the Buddha, "is sage advice for any practitioner, new and advanced students alike. The great teacher Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche once described devotion in a talk on Tara: “The devotees of Tara, especially the devotees from great universities like as Nalanda, they go bananas. They long for her, they praise...
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Who is Medicine Buddha: King of Lapis Lazuli Light and how can we attain healing blessings?

Medicine Buddha is the Buddha who represents the healing aspects of all the Buddhas. He is also known as Bhaiṣajya-guru in Sanskrit and Yào Shì Fó in Chinese and Lapis Lazuli Light Buddha in English. Medicine Buddha's mantra is a daily chant for many  Buddhists and is the go-to mantra when seeking...
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Why do Vajrayana Buddhists always symbolically carry a bell and vajra? What do they represent? How do we practice with ghanta and dorje?

Why are bell and dorje  called "practice supports" and what do they actually represent? Why is a Vajrayana practitioner expected to always carry a bell and vajra — at least symbolically? How can we carry a bell and vajra in our daily, mundane lives to symbolically strengthen this bond? What are the...
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“Mind Jewel” Green Tara – a Highest Yoga Tantra practice of Chittamani Tara (Cittamani), Mother of all the Buddhas

"Tara is the mother of all the Buddhas; when you practice Tara you become closer to Tara; you feel her motherly love. If Tara is good enough to be the mother of all the Buddhas, then she can certainly become a great mother to you, taking you into her loving care." —...
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