The teachings on mind training, or lojong, are an invaluable aid to practitioners because they show us how the wisdom and skillful means of the Mahayana can actually be put into action. They show us [...]
Meditation isn't a one-way street—you can’t just meditate and your life will get better. You have to change the way you live to improve your meditation. Thanissaro Bhikkhu outlines five principles of the ethical, [...]
Jules Shuzen Harris teaches Zazen, the meditation practice at the heart of Zen Buddhism.
There are many forms of meditation that offer you the opportunity to cultivate stillness and open up space in your life. One [...]
Emily Horn on how to discover the peace and awakening in every moment.
We all long for deeper connection with ourselves and others, less stress, and a better understanding of what is really happening in our lives. [...]
The term “insight meditation” comes from the Pali word Vipassana. It is the ability to see clearly and deeply into what is unfolding in our lives.
Insight practice reveals what has created our present conditions [...]
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A short drop-in practice from Tsoknyi Rinpoche.
Relax deeply. Don’t hold onto anything. Completely let go of thinking and judging mind while gently maintaining the clarity and knowing [...]
I'm experiencing a fair bit of pain in my knees when I meditate. Do I grin and bear it, meditate on it, or just move my legs?
Pain can’t be avoided in our lives, so it’s only natural that it would come up in [...]
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 [...]
Sayadaw U Pandita’s instructions for satipatthana vipassana.
Our meditative tradition was founded by the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw of Rangoon. According to his instructions, satipatthana vipassana, also [...]