- Mindfulness In Plain English (Online) - Ven. Henepola Gunaratana From the introduction: The subject of this book is Vipassana meditation practice. Repeat, practice.
Day 2Day 3 Introduction Today I was fortunate enough to sneak out of work for a few hours to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama began a lecture on the Heart Sutra. This is a three day class and I'm going to sneak out of some work tomorrow and Attend Saturday during the day as well. I thought I'd share some of what he said (as interpreted through my notes) with everyone. Buddhism Vaults : Dalai Lama's Heart Sutra Talk, May 2001, SF Bay Area, California, Day 1 of 3. by Dave Evans
With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. It can even affect our health.
First published Wed Jun 28, 2006; substantive revision Fri Oct 8, 2010 Zen aims at a perfection of personhood. To this end, sitting meditation called “za-zen” is employed as a foundational method of prāxis across the different schools of this Buddha-Way, through which the Zen practitioner attempts to embody non-discriminatory wisdom vis-à-vis the meditational experience known as “satori” (enlightenment). A process of discovering wisdom culminates in the experiential dimension in which the equality of thing-events is apprehended in discerning them. The most distinguishing feature of this school of the Buddha-Way is seen in its contention that wisdom, accompanied by compassion, is expressed in the everyday “life-world” when associating with one's self, people, and nature.
Sustaining the Nature of Mind Our nature does not go or stay anywhere since it is always with us. It does not become more present by going to the mountains and living in a hermitage. Our nature does not change according to circumstances. Therefore, moving about, staying somewhere, going or not going to the mountains – all these are superficial attributes that are not found in the basic nature itself.
The following text is based upon a talk given by Mr. S.N. Goenka in Berne, Switzerland.
*Part I — From Birth to Parivraja* *Part II — Renunciation for Ever* *Part III — In Search of New Light* *Part IV — Enlightenment and the Vision of a New Way* *Part V — The Buddha and His Predecessors* *Part VI — The Buddha and His Contemporaries* *Part VII — Comparison and Contrast* *Part I — Buddha and His Vishad Yoga* *Part II — The Conversion of the Parivrajakas* *Part III — Conversion of the High and the Holy* *Part IV — Call from Home* *Part V — Campaign for Conversion Resumed* *Part VI — Conversion of the Low and the Lowly* *Part VII — Conversion of Women* *Part VIII — Conversion of the Fallen and the Criminals* *Part I — His Place in His Dhamma* *Part II — Different Views of the Buddha's Dhamma* *Part III — What is Dhamma* *Part IV — What is Not Dhamma* *Part V — What is Saddhamma*
Welcome to the official website of the Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. His Holiness is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people. He frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of basic human values or secular ethics in the interest of human happiness, the fostering of inter-religious harmony and the preservation of Tibet's Buddhist culture, a culture of peace and non-violence. Explore here how His Holiness fulfils these commitments through his various activities his public talks, widespread international visits and publications.
The workings of the mind are examined with great precision in these teachings of the Buddha that originated in India over 2000 years back. However the way to freedom lies not in a scholarly study of these teachings, but instead in practicing meditation and mindfulness. The reality of suffering draws many to Buddha's teachings; the teachings are not about suffering though. Instead they are about ultimate freedom, and the exuberance that this freedom is accessible to all.
From Salon, this is an interesting first-person account of one man's descent into and recovery from schizophrenia. After my schizophrenic break, I couldn't even trust my own mind -- and it would be a long road back from the abyssFriday, Aug 2, 2013 | Michael Hedrick A photo of the author. On the day I realized I was a prophet, I left my home in Colorado and began to hitch-hike to the U.N. I needed to save the world from its various evils. And I needed to go — now.I spent the next several days wandering around the northeast, trying to decipher messages.
Timeless Quotes From the Buddha
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Jiddu Krishnamurti Krishnamurti dans les années 1920 Jiddu Krishnamurti (ou Jidhu Krishnamurti) (en télougou జిడ్డు కృష్ణ మూర్తి et en tamoul கிருஷ்ணமூர்த்தி), né à Madanapalle (Andhra Pradesh) le 11 mai 1895 et décédé à Ojai (Californie) le 17 février 1986, est un philosophe d'origine indienne promoteur d'une éducation alternative. Apparue au sein de la théosophie et de la contreculture des années 1960, sa pensée exerça une influence notable sur des auteurs et des personnalités de différentes disciplines.
Introductory note: Russell delivered this lecture on March 6, 1927 to the National Secular Society, South London Branch, at Battersea Town Hall. Published in pamphlet form in that same year, the essay subsequently achieved new fame with Paul Edwards' edition of Russell's book, Why I Am Not a Christian and Other Essays ... (1957). As your Chairman has told you, the subject about which I am going to speak to you tonight is "Why I Am Not a Christian." Perhaps it would be as well, first of all, to try to make out what one means by the word Christian. Why I Am Not A Christian, by Bertrand Russell