Buddha Weekly: Buddhist Practices, Mindfulness, Meditation


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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Mokugyo: Drumming for a Wakeful Mind with the Wooden Fish Drum’s Unique Sound

By Lee Kane, Editor / April 29, 2017 / 0 Comments

We use a drum in meditation to keep us wakeful, mindful, alert. At the same time, the stimulating sound, entirely unique in percussion, has a trance-like effect, allowing something of an altered state of meditation.

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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 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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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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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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