BEGINNER'S GUIDE ... © 1995 Dharman Craig PressonAll Rights Reserved “Zen is not what you think!” -- anonymous Preface The purpose of this little book is to assure that all studentsunderstand the mechanics of Zen practice and the basic teachings ofBuddhism. The descriptions of practices have been generalized, andparticular schools have adopted variations.
Let it begin with me - mind training and meditation briefings
"How shall we see this Dharma? How shall we also be able to experience the joy aroused by Dharma among the celestials? This is not possible if we only beckon to the further shore to come here, or just contemplate from a distance what we imagine are its beauties. When, like a strong man, we bind our loincloth and plunge into the stream then the Dharma is near at hand. Buddhist Meditation in the Theravada tradition
1. Breathing into the heart centre Please breathe in and hold your breath for a couple of seconds, and feel that you are holding the breath, which is life-energy, in your heart centre. This will help you to develop your inner meditation capacity. 2. Becoming aware of the breath Breathing Exercises — Sri Chinmoy
View on Buddhism: (Tibetan) Buddhist practice and philosophy "Don't try to use what you learn from Buddhism to be a Buddhist; use it to be a better whatever-you-already-are." His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Please note: a fresh discussion forum is now setup; weldome (back)! Are you interested in Buddhism, but perhaps also somewhat confused about it? Buddhism developed in Asia and therefore contains many concepts that are not well known in other parts of the world. Also, over the 2,500 years since its origin, many different traditions have developed within Buddhism that all have slightly different views and practices that may even appear to contradict each other.
Be Happy by H.E. Situ Rinpoche
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Tibetan Buddhism Archives Sacred-Texts Buddhism Tibetan Buddhism Archives Here, in no particular order, are miscellaneous articles about Tibetan Buddhism from various sources on the Internet, mostly predating the World Wide Web.
The Art of Living: Vipassana Meditation The following text is based upon a talk given by Mr. S.N. Goenka in Berne, Switzerland.
Buddha's World & Buddhism Hi Stumblers! Please see my spiritual newsletter My focus is not on rituals, symbolism or gods, but on the path that Buddhism points to and its vision on the nature of our every day "reality".
Many teachings from Zen-Buddhism are told in short and delightful zen stories. They are usually designed to develop the mind and to free it from distortions and so to connect with our spirit. Some of them are really inspiring and enlightening. It is helpful to the mind to think about them and feel the deeper meaning. Even if it is not possible to grasp them fully, the beauty and simplicity of the message usually gets through to us one way or the other. The 10 Very Best Zen Stories
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The wise man makes his own heaven while the foolish man creates his own hell here and hereafter. The Buddhist concept of heaven and hell is entirely different from that in other religions. Buddhists do not accept that these places are eternal. It is unreasonable to condemn a man to eternal hell for his human weakness but quite reasonable to give him every chance to develop himself. From the Buddhist point of view, those who go to hell can work themselves upward by making use of the merit that they had acquired previously. What Buddhists Believe - The Buddhist Concept of Heaven and Hell
Buddha's Wheel of Life
This new samye.org site was created in March 2000. This Teachings areas will gradually develop into a separate on-line dharma college (www.khenpo.org), with its own resources based upon teachings given by the fine Kagyu masters who have taught at Kagyu Samye Ling. It will also offer links to other major Kagyu organisations. The emphasis of the content will be on quality, following the line always taken in our centres to only present teachings which come from the best authentic masters of our living Kagyu lineage. At present, while this area is under construction, we invite you to explore teachings on sites of other Kagyu centres. Sets of teachings by HH 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, the 12th Tai Situpa, Khenpo Khatar and other leading Kagyu masters on the following topics, on Karma Triyana Dharmachakra site In-Depth Buddhist Teachings: links to other Kagyu sites
The four immeasurables
TaoTeChing.org And so you're sick of the look of walls of your house or at your work place? You should not purchase high-priced original art pieces to create sophisticated interior: with several good framed posters you can renew your interior. Still life reproductions or recipe posters are excellent for kitchen, marine motifs would be acceptable for bathing room, large wide-angled landscape pictures are great additions for small windowless rooms.
This excerpt from a talk by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh explains how to use mindfulness of breathing to bring loving-kindness to our dear bodies. The physical effect of this can be truly remarkable. As Thây says, “You should really love your body. You should really take care of your body. Mindful breathing, with rest, can do miracles Healing the Body with Mindfulness of Breathing | Metta Refuge