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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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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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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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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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Knowledge is not Wisdom —— and Other Lessons of the Fool: the Ultimate Mindful Wisdom of Child-Mind and Simplicity

By Lee Kane, Editor / August 26, 2016 / 0 Comments

In some ways, the pursuit of mindfulness is also the pursuit of the inner child, the innocence, the here and now…

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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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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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Meditation is good for you says science

Meditation is Good For You: A How To, the Research of Benefits and the Two Main Types of Meditation

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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