|16/05/2013 11:51 (GMT+7)|
This meditation has a special place in the Dharma. It is one of very few subjects of meditation which contain both a tranquillity aspect and an insight aspect. As well, it is a very useful practical meditation, providing a powerful antidote to the hindrance of lust.
|23/04/2013 23:41 (GMT+7)|
Mind occupies the pre-eminent place in Buddhism, for everything that one says or does first arises in the mind as a thought. To have a well-trained mind is indeed to possess a treasure. When a person trains the mind, turns inward to examine and cleanse his own mind, he will find therein a vast storehouse of happiness. Real happiness is a quality of the mind which has to be sought and found in the mind.
|10/04/2013 20:46 (GMT+7)|
Mindfulness meditation, the ancient and flourishing practice that increases awareness of random thoughts and redirects attention to the present moment, has been used to manage stress, depression and even chronic pain. But can it improve test scores?
|21/03/2013 22:05 (GMT+7)|
If we wish to get favorable results from meditation we should be willing to do it carefully. We mentioned earlier the nature that has to arise in the individual in order to perform that meditation in an orderly manner and carefully. From where should that individual start? He must accept the preaching of the Buddha. He must accept the Dhamma preached by the Buddha. Such a person will practise Dhamma and meditation carefully. He will be clever enough to practise Dhamma and meditation in an orderly manner.
|05/02/2013 09:43 (GMT+7)|
Everyone has experienced moments of awakening when time seems to stop and you are suddenly aware of every movement, every sound, every thought. Awareness, says Osho, is the key to being self-directed, centered, and free in every aspect of our lives.
|18/01/2013 10:58 (GMT+7)|
Ruta Vilkaite, a volunteer journalist at the Tibet Post International, describes her ten-day stay at the Tushita Meditation Centre in Dharamshala, northern India.
|14/01/2013 18:45 (GMT+7)|
If someone with AIDS, cancer or some other disease meditated like this and every day, for as many hours as possible, there would definitely be some effect. I know quite a few people who have completely recovered from terminal cancer through meditation.
|10/01/2013 09:57 (GMT+7)|
Can Buddhist practice liberate us from the prison of physical pain? How can meditation help when medicine falls short? Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph. D., professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, speaks to these questions as a longtime practitioner of Buddhist meditation and hatha yoga, and as a pioneer in the use of mindfulness to treat chronic pain and illness. More than 13,000 people have visited the world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic that Kabat-Zinn established in 1979 at the UMass Medical Center, and the eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program—described in Kabat-Zinn's bestseller Full Catastrophe Living—is now also offered at some two hundred other medical facilities worldwide.
|04/01/2013 21:23 (GMT+7)|
From beginningless time we have been building, reinforcing and storing these habits in the alaya consciousness. They can be broken through, however, by getting used to positive habits in the practice of meditation. This will allow us to experience the nature of our mind, our Buddhanature, which has always been pure.
|02/01/2013 13:31 (GMT+7)|
One of the most important questions we come to in spiritual practice is how to reconcile service and responsible action with a meditative life based on nonattachment, letting go, and coming to understand the ultimate emptiness of all conditioned things. Do the values that lead us to actively give, serve, and care for one another differ from the values that lead us deep within ourselves on a journey of liberation and awakening? To consider this question, we must first learn to distinguish among four qualities central to spiritual practice--love, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity--and what might be called their "near enemies." Near enemies may seem to be very close to these qualities and may even be mistaken for them, but they are not fundamentally alike.
|01/01/2013 16:46 (GMT+7)|
A Path To Wholeness A Buddhist psychiatrist who has been meditating for decades elegantly describes how psychotherapy and meditation can help us manage our most powerful emotions--and make us feel more alive and whole in the process.
|21/12/2012 20:45 (GMT+7)|
Forget promise keepers. Promise keepers are over. No real
staying power. Promise Keepers had their week in the media and went home. Let's
just hope they keep their promises and stay there.
|17/10/2012 09:38 (GMT+7)|
A guided Chenrezig meditation and talk by Mana Waite given at Dhammaloka
Buddhist Centre in Perth Western Australia. Dr. Waite is a meditation
teacher from the Tibetan (Vajrayana) Karma Kagyu tradition. He operates
Open Mind Meditation School: www.openmindmeditation.com.au
|12/07/2012 05:05 (GMT+7)|
Intend in the following to make
sense of Zen non-sense. Fundamental Zen terms like "naturalness" and
"emptiness" and "nothingness" are used in disregard of the
COIK principle: Clear Only If Known. For example, Shunryu Suzuki, a Zen master,
said, "It is absolutely necessary for everyone to believe in
|15/06/2012 04:37 (GMT+7)|
to the Pali-Vietnamese Dictionary, Sati or Mindfulness is Sammasati
(p)—Samyaksmrti (skt). In fact, Right remembrance (Sati), the seventh of
the eightfold noble path, means remembering correctly and thinking
correctly. The looking or contemplating on the body and the spirit in
such a way as to remain ardent, self-possessed and mindful. Right
remembrance means looking on the body and spirit in such a way as to
remain ardent, self-possessed and mindful, having overcome both
hankering and dejection. With the eightfold noble path, right
mindfulness means the one-pointedness of the mind.
|15/06/2012 04:34 (GMT+7)|
This essay attempts to articulate
an understanding of the goal of freedom' in classical Gh'an Buddhism by setting
concerns for 'liberation' in relation to the kinds of authority and regulated
structure characteristic of Sung dynasty Ch'an monasteries.
|07/02/2012 11:32 (GMT+7)|
It is as difficult for Anglo-Saxons
as for the Japanese to absorb anything quite so Chinese as Zen. For though the
word "Zen" is Japanese and though Japan
is now its home, Zen Buddhism is the creation of T'ang dynasty China.
|31/10/2011 05:26 (GMT+7)|
D. T. SUZUKI HAS, in his writings, insisted again and again that Zen
is not a philosophy and that Zen is not a religion, but that it is
essentially different from both philosophy and religion, and yet,
relevant to both as a significant alternative. Unless this much is
understood one does not even approach Zen on the right foot, let alone
in the right direction.
|30/09/2011 01:35 (GMT+7)|
WHEN I READ Dr. Ames's able and stimulating article,"Zen and Pragmatism,"(1) I regretted that I had not made my points clear enough in my Zen articles, but at the same time I was thankful for having incited him to prepare such an illuminating paper. I realize that I make many inconsistent statements in my presentation of Zen, which unfortunately cause my readers some trouble in understanding Zen, In the following I will try to give--in brief-as much light as I can on my views so far made public. The one most-needed point in coming. around to the Zen way of viewing reality is that, negatively stated, Zen is where we cannot go any further in our ordinary way of reasoning, and that, positively, Zen is "pure subjectivity." "Pure subjectivity" requites a great deal of explanation, but I must be brief here.