9 Ways of Having Healthier Lungs
06/10/2014 09:05 (GMT+7)
If we take good care of our lungs, they can last a lifetime. The lungs are very durable if they are not attacked from the outside. With a few exceptions, our lungs do not get into trouble unless we get them into trouble. Here are some things everyone should do to keep the lungs healthy as with age.
7 Reasons You Should NEVER Skip Breakfast
12/10/2014 11:11 (GMT+7)
Do you eat breakfast regularly? Many people find that they are often too busy in the morning to have breakfast. Some just say that they aren’t hungry enough when they wake up to want to eat anything substantial. Those who don’t eat breakfast could potentially be doing more harm to their bodies than good. Studies show that there are several important reasons to eat breakfast every single morning, no mater how busy you are and even if you aren’t very hungry. Listed below are 7 reasons to eat breakfast every morning and why it is so vital.

Buddhist economics for Nepal
21/10/2014 12:05 (GMT+7)
Following the Buddhist concept of right livelihood can help maximise wellbeing for NepalKathmandu, Nepal -- Right livelihood’ is one of the Buddha’s noble eightfold paths. But what does that mean for a Nepali, and how can we develop it? The ongoing changes within and around us, our attempts to draft a new constitution, and our neighbours’ push towards greater economic reforms, could change Nepali society in unprecedented ways and redefine what right livelihood can be.
Art For Reducing Stress
28/10/2014 22:47 (GMT+7)
If you frequently feel stressed an art therapy can be the perfect approach for you in decreasing the level of your stress. To help understand what the benefits of art therapy are and how art therapy can help reduce stress go through this article. Art therapy can help you express the inexpressible or access thoughts and feelings that might be hard to articulate. The expressive use of art gives a way for communication beyond verbal or to enhance understanding of what is expressed or said.

11 Intelligence Killing Foods You Need To Avoid
10/11/2014 11:51 (GMT+7)
When it comes to nutrition, it must be mentioned that there are all sorts of foods: some super-foods are your greatest allies against extra pounds, while others stimulate your cognitive function and improve your memory. On the other hand, some foods are known to have a devastating effect on your brain functioning, and nutritionists advise us to consume them moderately in order to limit their negative impact. Having said that, here are the top 11 foods that kill your intelligence, slowly but surely:
6 Reasons You Should Start Drinking Soy Milk
17/12/2014 21:10 (GMT+7)
Soy milk is on second place in the list of best milk for the health. God send soy for milk lovers who have dairy allergies. Soy milk is thick, nutty and much more beneficial for your health than you can imagine. Check the list below and find why you should drink it.

6 Awesome Ways You Can Use Carrots
12/01/2015 11:22 (GMT+7)
Sweet, crunchy and fiber-rich, carrots are loaded with ß carotene- an antioxidant that keeps you younger for a long period. Rich in vitamins and minerals carrot can be useful in your everyday life. To enjoy carrots, try these ideas:
On Pilgrimage: A Journey through Tibet (part 1)
16/01/2015 15:21 (GMT+7)
Pilgrimage is a mysterious thing. It has a very simple outer level that is sheerly pragmatic. One makes a journey to a particular place in a particular timeframe, with all the logistics involved. And yet . . . there is something that makes a pilgrimage different than most journeys or ordinary travel. Somehow a transformation occurs, one similar to that which takes place in committed, long-term meditation practice. One’s outlook changes. The place one looks from is altered somehow; everything is seen differently. This involves a transformation not only in perspective, but in the very clarity with which one sees, with which one acts, and with which one experiences the world.

Energize your eggs: 11 easy ways to upgrade your morning scramble
31/01/2015 10:33 (GMT+7)
If you know how to cook, and even if you don’t really, chances are you can scramble eggs — a skillet of scrambled eggs is one of the quickest, simplest dishes around and often the first thing a new cook learns to make. Scrambled eggs also happen to be good for you — they’re packed with protein and nutrients such as vitamin D. Plus, they're inexpensive — a dozen eggs costs less than three dollars. 
The Bengali Tea Boy
16/02/2015 18:58 (GMT+7)
Around the time I first became interested in the Buddha’s path, I was doing a construction internship in the southwest of the United States, living and working with 15 other people in the middle of nowhere. We got to spend a lot of time with each other. One woman on our crew, whom I’ll call Jessie, drove me nuts. In fact, I remember writing in my journal, “She makes me want to gouge my eyes out!” I can’t remember why I felt so agitated, but I still remember Jessie because of it. At the time, I was reading The Art of Happiness by HH the Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler.

How To Stay Motivated To Eat Healthy
17/02/2015 14:03 (GMT+7)
We all need some kind of motivation to eat healthy. Only exercising is not quite enough to stay in shape and live your life as a healthy person free from extra problems. You need to have a healthy diet as well. So try these tips for staying motivated to eat healthy wherever you go.
Worldwide Candlelight Vigil for Nepal on Saga Dawa
03/06/2015 16:50 (GMT+7)
On Tuesday 2 June, the Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation (CGLF) will be organizing a candlelight vigil for all those affected by the recent devastating earthquakes in Nepal. All students and affiliated centers, groups, and individuals worldwide are invited to conduct their own vigils at the same time as the main event, which will take place at 8 p.m. Nepal time (+5.45GMT) at the Great Stupa of Boudhanath in Kathmandu, at the organization’s mother monastery of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, and in all the mountain villages where monks and nuns from the monastery have been delivering aid. As well as offerings of lights and incense, prayers and sadhanas will be recited throughout the night.  

The Wonders of Kham and Larung Gar
01/08/2015 11:12 (GMT+7)
Traveling to the town of Larung Gar in the traditional Tibetan region of Kham was for me a mini-pilgrimage in itself. Larung Gar Buddhist Institute, founded in 1980 by Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok, is probably the largest religious institute in the world and is situated in quite a remote area— the closest major airport is in Chengdu, 24 hours away by road, which is probably why I met very few other foreign travelers during my visit there this spring. During my journey overland from Chengdu I passed through many scenic Tibetan villages and had a growing feeling of stepping back in time.
Spiritual Receptiveness: A Conversation with Reverend Shomon
02/08/2015 11:58 (GMT+7)
Buddhism’s remarkable receptiveness has enabled it to evolve into a tradition of great diversity. Through pragmatic absorption and negotiation rather than conquest or imposition, Buddhism has enriched both itself and the cultures in which it has found a home. This receptivity was amply demonstrated when monks filtered into China from northern India and Central Asia, and when Japan and Korea adopted Buddhism from Tang dynasty (618–907) China and made it uniquely their own. One interesting phenomenon over the past several decades has been the proliferation of Buddhism in the West, Latin America, and Africa. In these traditionally non-Buddhist regions, Buddhism must be even more receptive in order to navigate established, globalizing cultures and trends. In the West, these established cultures are based broadly on a Christian heritage that is both complemented and contradicted by an increasingly normative secular, scientific worldview and social liberalism.

Archaeologists Work to Conserve “The World’s Largest Book” in Mandalay
03/08/2015 21:56 (GMT+7)
Archaeologists from Australia’s University of Sydney and the Nan Tien Institute in New South Wales are on a conservation mission to clean and document the hundreds of marble stelae—sometimes referred to as the world’s largest book—at Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar.
How to communicate like a Buddhist — mindfully and without judgment
10/09/2015 11:20 (GMT+7)
San Francisco, CA (USA) -- There’s a lot that used to frustrate me about communicating. Well, if I’m honest, it was that I didn’t know how to do it. I knew how to speak and string words together, but no one ever sat me down and taught me the purpose of communication or how to effectively express myself so I was heard and how to listen so I could understand. A lot of times it seemed that because I knew how to talk, that automatically meant I should know how to communicate.

Neuroscience Research Supports Buddhist View of an Ever-changing Self
22/09/2015 17:06 (GMT+7)
The Buddhist understanding of the illusory nature of a constant, unchanging sense of self, first posited thousands of years ago, has been validated by recent neuro-scientific research. And while neuroscience cannot yet offer a definitive answer as to exactly how consciousness relates to the brain, some cognitive scientists have begun to reference Buddhist thought in their research.  
On Pilgrimage: A Journey through Tibet (part 2)
15/03/2016 20:15 (GMT+7)
As our pilgrimage through central Tibet proceeded towards Samye prior to our long journey across the Western Tibetan plateau to Mount Kailash, I noticed a palpable excitement building—a sublime, devotional version of boyish glee. As if the two epic days visiting Drak Yerpa and Gangri Tokar (documented in the first part of this series)* were not vast enough, we were now approaching the sacred site of the primary transmission of realization to the early Tibetan masters who established the authentic Buddha Dharma in Tibet. This was the site of the nexus, the initial gateway for the profound teachings that Vajrayana practitioners the world over are receiving and practicing today. 

Can Your Smartphone Help You Meditate?
18/03/2016 11:32 (GMT+7)
The profile and popularity of mindfulness and meditative practices have grown remarkably in recent years, among Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, as more people seek ways to manage their stress levels as they navigate the breakneck bustle and noise of our complex modern existence. The paradox is that what may sound simple in theory—halting our racing lives and racing minds for a few moments each day to become fully aware of and familiar with the present moment—can be one of the most difficult feats to achieve in practice.
Canadian Zen Monk Hopes to Bring Education to All in Myanmar
29/05/2016 16:24 (GMT+7)
Since 2005, Canadian Zen Buddhist monk John Stevens has dedicated himself to bringing education to dozens of remote rural communities across Myanmar. Working through 100 Schools, a UK-registered charity based in the northern city of Chiang Mai in neighboring Thailand, Stevens has so far enabled more than 10,000 children to attend school.

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