A yogi's self-discovery journey with Spiritual Cultivation Retreat series.
From the origin to the diffusion, a brief history of Buddhism.
Zen has been described variously by many. And that is why it is a bit confusing for some. Zen is a state that involves total focus on the present moment, incorporating total togetherness of body and mind. It is way of being. It is also a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusions and seeing...
This is the continuation of Part I of this story of a Laotian girl becoming a young woman raised in the royal palace of her grandfather and in a time of wars and change.
Origin of Buddhism, its' roots in northern India, the birth of Gautama Buddha (Sakyamuni). As Bodhisatva, prior to his migration to earth and the thousands of existences he passed through.
Once, years ago, I had a discussion with a friend on the subject of trust. She described herself as a real Pollyanna and said she trusted people until they really let her down. I found this position ridiculous. I insisted that trust had to be...
An overview of Vajyayana Buddhism, and a short introduction to the great masters in Vajrayana Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism.
May impermanence be understood; may craving and clinging be let go; may loving-kindness be radiated; may every step be a mindful step; may every thought be a reflective thought; may every moment be a happy moment; if only we live in the present moment.
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 external situation is created by our minds...