“The Buddha’s first noble truth says that life is suffering. What’s this obsession with suffering? If I don’t feel like I’m suffering am I still a Buddhist?” We answer your questions on Buddhism and meditation.
What’s the difference between a Buddhist church, temple, and center? We answer your questions on Buddhism and meditation.
“When I meditate, I often get drowsy after awhile. At other times, I’m agitated and feel like jumping off my cushion. In neither case do I feel like I’m meditating correctly.”
The protuberance at the top of the Buddha’s head is known as the ushnisha, which is one of the traditional thirty-two marks of the physical body of a buddha.
In Asian traditions, bowing is a gesture of humbleness and respect, but it can seem strange in the modern West.
What happens at a Buddhist funeral? We answer your questions on Buddhism and meditation.
“I have learned a great deal from the books of a prominent Buddhist teacher, but I’ve never met her. Is it okay if I think of her as my teacher?”
“I don’t like the formal way to meditate — sitting in a room on a cushion. Are there other ways I can get the benefits of meditation practice?”
There are two mudras commonly used in Buddhist meditation, known as “resting the mind,” and “cosmic mudra.”
Nirvana is a state of total peace without any clinging or struggle that we achieve when we are completely free from the illusion of ego.