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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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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 Reveals 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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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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