Step-by-Step Instructions on how to do this important practice — the foundation of all Buddhist Meditations — from the famed Vipassana master Sayadaw U Pandita.
Vipassana, or insight meditation, is [...]
Taking refuge in the Buddha, the dharma and the sangha is something more than a ritual, wrote Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. By taking refuge, we are committing ourselves to freedom.
"I take refuge in the Buddha.I take [...]
"Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in." It is such a simple practice, but it can transform your life. The great meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five mindfulness exercises to help you live with [...]
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A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need (and deserve).
Put both hands on your heart, pause, and feel their warmth. You can also put your hand [...]
You’re never too young to practice loving-kindness. Gail Silver on how to teach metta to your kids.
When I returned home after attending my first silent retreat, I was overflowing with loving-kindness and found [...]
New to Buddhist meditation or Buddhist teachings? Then you probably have a lot of questions -- and here you'll find helpful answers, by way of articles from the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines. This page is [...]
"Every moment of life conceals wonders and miracles if we allow our attention to settle below the superficial." Photo by Kama Geuzalova
My cat finds subtle rustlings in the baseboards fascinating—perhaps a mouse to [...]
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Leslie Booker offers step-by-step instruction.
In the four foundations of mindfulness, as laid out in the famed Satiphatthana Sutta, the Buddha offers four postures for practicing [...]
Each year on September 12 people around the world celebrate Mindfulness Day through workshops, meditation groups, or simply taking a few minutes out of their days to be mindful. For over 20 years, Bhante [...]