Vipassana Meditation. Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation.
It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living. This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation. Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind.
Home - Science on Religion. Human Self. Dharma Dew. Mindfulness: more than a fad, less than a revolution. Meditation is simply about being yourself, and knowing something about who that is. - Jon Kabat-Zinn.
(The following post is a selection of ideas and links to add some texture and critical apparatus to help people better engage with the growing mindfulness phenomenon. It is by no means an exhaustive account, and was written mostly to make sense of how mindfulness connects with RSA’s work, past and present, which I refer to at the end. While one can and should distinguish between mindfulness meditation and meditation in general, Kabat Zinn’s statement captures why RSA’s Social Brain centre is interested – mindfulness is a form of practice that helps to cultivate self-knowledge.)
A colleague recently remarked that mindfulness was ‘on the way out’. This statement struck me as absurd, but it was also interesting. How to Improve Your Self Awareness. Self awareness: the mental ability to recognize who and what you are - namely that you are distinctly separate from other people and your environment.
This knowledge enables you to consciously realize your own personality, feelings and desires - allowing you to have abstract thoughts about who you are, and things you have done in the past or will do in the future. Humans have a high capacity for self awareness - though we are discovering that more animals qualify for self awareness too. It's especially helpful in lucid dreaming; converting the passive dreamer into a consciously thinking individual, with the power to explore and manipulate their dream world at will. To be habitually self aware in waking life means to be more self aware in your dreams. Left Hand of Darkness. Ple. Celebrations. The Existential Buddhist. Secular Buddhist Association. Ethos of Us. Behaviours Extend to Others. International Mevlana Foundation.
Welcome to the International Mevlana Foundation website International Mevlana Foundation has been founded in Istanbul in 1996 with moral support of late Celâleddin Bâkır Çelebi.
The purpose of the fund is to conduct researches about the great thinker, scholar and poet Mevlâna Celâleddin-i Rûmi, his works and thoughts and carry them over to the coming generations all around the world. Come close... closer... even closer! How long will this hindrance last? Pineal power. The pineal gland is the key to psychedelic enlightenment.
Virtual Mosque. Spiritual Succor. WORLD VIEWS. Muladhara to bindu. Attunement. Satsang: Advaita Spiritual Teacher - Nirmala - Free Ebooks. 10,000 Monks and 10 Things You May Not Know About Buddhist Monks in Thailand — Portrait and travel photographer based in Guangzhou, China. This mass of serenely patient, seated figures immediately absorbed my camera's attention.
So much so, that I completely forgot about the purpose of the event. Failing to realise that there were thousands of devotees also gathering like an opposing team and with just as much military order along the opposite direction. These two columns were separated by a platform where the oldest and most respected monks sat ready to lead the ceremony and the chanting. The Chakra System. Kinds of Kundalini Risings.
According to Traditional Kundalini Science, Kundalini Shakti constantly strives to attain a lasting Oneness experience by elevating to Bindu, the pinnacle where she can reside in union with Pure Consciousness.
For her ascent, there are six routes, the Shakti nadis, through which she is able to elevate. The Shakti nadis are: Susumna, Vajra, Chitrini, Brahma, Saraswati, and Lakshmi. The most common risings are through Susumna, Vajra, Saraswati nadis. There are also various energy center (chakra) levels in these routes at which she might act or take up residence in the course of her efforts until she can go higher. The kind of rising a person gets depends on the vitality and dynamics occurring in their subtle body at the time of the initial Kundalini release.
Correct spiritual practice can affect the quality of a rising, as can factors such as lifestyle behaviors and the interference of subtle influences. Kundalini Yoga - Theory. Chapter Two Yoga Nadis Nadis are the astral tubes made up of astral matter that carry psychic currents.
The Sanskrit term ‘Nadi’ comes from the root ‘Nad’ which means ‘motion’. Signs of a Kundalini Rising. Individual experiences of Kundalini process vary considerably, but the basic signs of a Kundalini rising that a person might experience include: - feeling different, not fitting in - a deep dissatisfaction or a yearning for inner development - inner sensations of light, sound, current, or heat - a heightened inner or outer awareness; increased sensitivity - feelings of energy flowing or vibrating within - special abilities, capacities, and talents - non-ordinary phenomena; altered states - spontaneous bodily movements or breathing patterns - emotional fluctuations; psychological issues coming forward - atypical sensations or sensitivities - an interest in spiritual growth or in metaphysics or the esoteric - compassion and a desire to help others - a sense that something non-ordinary, transformative, or holy is happening within - personal development, and optimally, spiritual transformation and realization.
For the texts classified as Tantras, see Tantras. Tantra[note 1] is the name given by recent scholars to a style of meditation and ritual which arose in India no later than the 5th century AD. Definitions Several definitions of Tantra exist. Traditional The Tantric tradition offers various definitions of tantra. SHARANYA: (R)evolutionary Shakta Tantra. Tantra in practice. Click here to skip to this page's main content. Hello! Open Library is participating in our eBook lending program. Browse the growing lending library of over 200,000 eBooks! Site Search Full Text Search? Tantra in practice (Book, 2000. Welcome to The Sensual Shaman.
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