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What the Dalai Lama and Patch Adams Have in Common: Laughter, and Compassion, the Best Medicine

By Lee Kane, Editor / September 1, 2017 / 1 Comment

If you laugh when you are ill, you feel better. (Mom always said, “Laughter is the best medicine.) If you laugh in the face of sadness, you transform grief. If you giggle at your own stupidity, you learn wisdom.

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Mama Buddha Tara: Compassionate Action; Stories of Tara the Rescuer

By Lee Kane, Editor / February 27, 2017 / 5 Comments

Tara’s numerous anecdotal stories of rescues, some very dramatic and very recent, are compelling, and one of the reasons she is loved and praised by millions each day.

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Karma is Not Fate: Why Karma is Empowering

By Lee Kane, Editor / February 15, 2017 / 3 Comments

Karma is not a “thou shalt not” approach to spirituality. Buddha taught that negative karma can be overcome.

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Meditation Techniques for People With Unsettled Monkey Minds

By Lee Kane, Editor / January 16, 2017 / 1 Comment

Coping with the Monkey Mind — a meditation term indicating an “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable” mind — is one of the biggest obstacles to meditation and mindfulness practice in Buddhism. The monkey mind disturbs peaceful reflection and creates endless obstacles to mindfulness practice, and, although it sounds contradictory, mindfulness can…

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The Emptiness of Prayer—Who Do We Pray To? “You and the Buddha are not separate realities.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

By Lee Kane, Editor / January 13, 2017 / 1 Comment

“The one who bows and the one who is bowed to are both, by nature, empty,” – a one-line “prayer” widely used by Buddhists around the world.

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Vajrakilaya is a popular Yidam

The Lightning Path of Buddhism: The Power of Yidams

By Lee Kane, Editor / December 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Guest Contributor: Bhagat Bhandari Note: This is a personal perspective of the author. What is the purpose of Vajrayana practice? Purifying one’s impure perception of all appearances and experiences.” —— His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the Third Yidam practice is a teacher-guided method on the vajra “lightning path” to enlightenment, Vajrayana. In this important path, meditating and honouring…

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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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Purify Karma and Accumulate Merit with Mandala

By Lee Kane, Editor / November 28, 2016 / 4 Comments

Mandala set offerings is a practice that combines the best of meditation, mantra, purification and offerings in one very powerful act, and many teachers, as early as the great Lama Tsong Khapa, advocate this critical practice as a daily essential.

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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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Zen Skateboarding: Riding Into Enlightenment

By Lee Kane, Editor / September 26, 2016 / 7 Comments

With a piece of plywood with 4 wheels underneath, I become a rolling buddha that is aware and accepts every moment for what it is – nothing more, nothing less.

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The Power of Mantras: Healing, Setting the Mind Free, Protecting the Mind, and Remaining Mindful of Dharma Throughout the Day

By Lee Kane, Editor / September 20, 2016 / 4 Comments

“Chanting mantras works directly on all types of karma … we can heal various physical, emotional and spiritual conditions” Thomas Ashely-Farrand

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Rebirth, Part 1: Is There Evidence of Rebirth or Reincarnation?

By Lee Kane, Editor / September 29, 2015 / 8 Comments

Is there proof that of reincarnation? Many noted psychiatrists and scientists claim that there is, some of which were widely published in Medical Journals.

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