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Incense is a form of honor and worship in Buddhism and other religions

Scientific Buddhist: Why Incense is More Than Just a Pleasant Backdrop to Meditation; Research Reveal Brain Health Benefits

By Lee Kane, Editor / March 11, 2017 / 5 Comments

Burning incense is good for the soul. Now, biologists have learned that it is good for our brains too. It is proven to alleviate anxiety or depression.

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Random Acts of Kindness Creates Good Karma. Mindful Acts of Kindness Refines Practice.

By Lee Kane, Editor / January 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

Kindness, in my view, is also one of the most important elements of mindfulness practice.

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Mantra Part 2: Good Vibrations — Mantras in Buddhist Practice “Of what is the body made? Of emptiness and rhythm.” How does mantra work?

By Lee Kane, Editor / December 5, 2016 / 0 Comments

All matter in the universe, in some theories, are nothing but vibrations. Sounds are vibrations. Mantras are vibrations. Mantras are “made of emptiness and rhythm.”

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Why Reciting Buddhist Sutras Out Loud is Important; Sutras Help Us Remain Mindful of the Teachings and Disengage the “Clinging” Conscious Mind

By Lee Kane, Editor / September 27, 2016 / 2 Comments

In many Buddhist disciplines we are taught and value the practice of reciting sutras. Often this is done from memory, in a mantra-like chant, which begs the question why do we recite sutras?

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The Better Way: Standing Meditation? For those with injuries, arthritis or a sleepy mind, standing can help us achieve mindfulness

By Lee Kane, Editor / October 15, 2015 / 2 Comments

“You can meditate walking, standing, sitting or lying down” Buddhist monk Noah Yuttadhammo. “Standing is a moderate form, and can be used to calm you down or wake you up.”

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