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Posts tagged ‘Buddhism’


doing nothing…



the best gift…



can google answer all?


the courage to be present…

From “Psychology Today”:

The Courage to Be Present

Ancient wisdom from Buddhism for today’s therapists and clients.
by Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D.

How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness is important; how do we develop it?
Published on January 19, 2010 by Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D. in The Courage to Be Present

Cultivating mindfulness is the key to overcoming suffering and recognizing natural wisdom: both our own and others’. How do we go about it?

In the Buddhist tradition and in Contemplative Psychotherapy training, we nurture mindfulness through the practice of sitting meditation. There are many different kinds of meditation. For example, some are designed to help us relax; others are meant to produce altered states of consciousness.

Mindfulness meditation is unique in that it is not directed toward getting us to be different from how we already are. Instead, it helps us become aware of what is already true moment by moment. We could say that it teaches us how to be unconditionally present; that is, it helps us be present with whatever is happening, no matter what it is.

You may wonder what good that is. After all, don’t we want to suffer less? (more…)

mind, brain & matter–buddhist thought & science

Even if you don’t watch all this, it’s exciting to know it’s going on!

Published on Jan 17, 2013, by gyalwarinpoche:

Morning session of the first day of the The Mind and Life XXVI conference from Drepung Monastery in Mundgod, Karnataka, India, held on January 17-22, 2013. Twenty of the world’s foremost scientists and philosophers with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other senior Tibetan scholars will address topics over the course of the week that include the historical sweep of science and the revolutions in our understanding of our physical universe and the nature of the mind. Scientific and the classical Buddhist philosophical methods of inquiry will be studied, as well as selected topics in quantum physics, neuroscience, and Buddhist and contemporary Western views of consciousness. In addition, the applications of contemplative practices in clinical and educational settings will be explored.

For a schedule, continue… (more…)


flying lanterns lifting spirits…

5000 flying lanterns at a Sky Lantern festival in Mae Jo, Northern Thailand at a buddhist monastery

which direction?

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”  

Buddhist Proverb

Kauai--photo by Mary Cowley

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