Buddha Weekly: Buddhist Practices, Mindfulness, Meditation


Heart Sutra: Why it’s My Favorite Sutra

By Lee Kane, Editor / January 9, 2017 / Comments Off on Heart Sutra: Why it’s My Favorite Sutra

“Form is empty; emptiness is form. Emptiness is not other than form; form also is not other than emptiness. Likewise, feeling, discrimination, compositional factors and consciousness are empty.” TADYATHA OM GATE GATE PARAGATE PARASAMGATE BODHI SVAHA By Guest Contributor James Porr   Anita Mui, much beloved, sings Heart Sutra. Anita, has since passed away: When…

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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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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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Buddhist Water Bowl Offerings as an Antidote to Attachment

By Lee Kane, Editor / August 19, 2016 / 8 Comments

Basic foundation practices in Vajrayana Buddhism (and many other forms of Mahayana) include making offerings and prostrations to the Three Jewels — Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and, in some practices, Gurus, Yidams and Dakinis. Yongchap practice, offering seven water bowls, is one of the most basic daily practices. Eight bowls is often offered as well.…

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Seven Line Prayer to Padmasambhava

By Lee Kane, Editor / January 29, 2013 / 1 Comment

The Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche, our Precious One, is a daily joy for many of us who habitually and with great faith chant the sacred vowels. Padmasambhava, the second living Buddha in our age, is special to many of us. The Lotus Born revived the Dharma at a time it was under threat…

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I’m attached to my Mala

By Lee Kane, Editor / December 15, 2012 / 0 Comments

I know it’s a form of attachment, but I do carry my mala everywhere. Even after my mala burst spontaneously off my wrist at a restaurant (and here’s me scrambling around saying, “Excuse me, sorry, excuse me…” as I collected 108 beads that had rolled under tables), even after all that, I still wear my…

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Loving Kindness: My Favorite Sutra

By Lee Kane, Editor / November 18, 2012 / 0 Comments

Having a peaceful countenance day by day, hour by hour, second by second, is the mantra of my existence. To be part of the Sangha and be a true Buddhist, I must be peaceful in my treatment of others, as well. Loving Kindness.

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Six Essential Practices of Korean Buddhists

By Lee Kane, Editor / November 4, 2012 / 1 Comment

Bowing practice develops the humble mind and is possibly the most important focus of Buddhist practice for many Koreans. Even as a non-religious aspect of life, the bow cultivates humility, patience, concentration and even has health benefits

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Meditation is good for you says science

Meditation is Good For You: A How To

By Lee Kane, Editor / September 9, 2012 / 0 Comments

Science now proves what most Buddhist’s have known all their lives: meditation is good for the body and mind.

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