“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.
I’ve carved out time and space in my home for meditation. But, I still find it so easy to avoid it! Are there any tricks that can help?
What is the connection between Buddhism and secular mindfulness? Some people say mindfulness is just Buddhism in another form. Is that true?