This is a story about Ajahn Siripanno, who gave up everything and becoming a Theravada Buddhist forest monk in Thailand. His father is a successful businessman with net worth of billions of Dollars.
Mahayana Buddhism grew up in India as a critique of certain tendencies in the Hinayana, the earlier form of Buddhism. Mahayana means "Greater Vehicle" and Hinayana means "Lesser Vehicle" although...
“Oh, to be the ruler of life, not a slave.” Walt Whitman. What is freedom? Is it living as we choose, our spirits unchained and unhindered by expectations and obligations? Is it releasing the inner...
Zen is a difficult concept to understand. We often overthink life so much, that we do not take the time to enjoy the experiences it holds for us. Live in the moment!
Despite their common goal, Japan's Soto and Rinzai schools of Zen Buddhism strongly disagree on how much emphasis to place on the practice of sitting meditation.
Emptiness is the secret of enlightenment. Once you see the nothing, you are free. No effort is needed. Just a different understanding. Now is the time to free yourself. Emptiness is waiting for you.
Buddhism is not a religion in the sense that it has a doctrine, creed or cult. It is a set of precepts based on a philosophy that the universe exists in our minds, and is a set of patterns and movements, always...
Are you a victim of the monkey mind? Find out what the term means, how it manifests itself, and what steps you can take to alleviate it.
According to Buddhist teachings, life simply exists, and there is no deeper meaning attached to it other than what we choose to give it. To put it simply, "It is what it is". Buddhists believe that our...
This lens discusses the various poses seen in Buddha statues known as Mudras. Each Mudra has a religious and symbolic meaning and is associated with the Buddha's teachings or path to enlightenment. The word Mudra means...
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