free buddhist audio : community : exploring the new fba website The new Free Buddhist Audio website is here, and aside from a sleek new look, it’s packed to the gills with new features! We’ve worked very hard to make FBA 2.0 more interactive and user-friendly, and to provide even more to our community. Here’s a run-down of some of the exciting additions to our service: FBA Members Area Our Community section connects FBA users with each other and provides access to unreleased content with: * Exclusive sneak-peek previews of future audio releases. * Members-only access to unreleased archive recordings. * Create your own FBA profile – Change your personal settings and add a profile picture. * Online chat and messaging – talk live with other members and the Free Buddhist Audio team online. You can set up your own FBA profile, or log in to Free Buddhist Audio’s members section using your Facebook account. Enhanced Search Options Audio talks and text are now divided into intuitive sections for ease of browsing. New Audio Interface Social Connection
Buddhist Quote - Buddhism Quotes - Famous Buddhist Quotes - Buddhist Quotes and Saying Here is a short write up on Buddhist/Buddhism quotes. Explore more information on Buddhist quotes and sayings. In the following lines, we have mentioned some famous Buddhist quotes and sayings by Buddha … Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. You only lose what you cling to. Fill your mind with compassion.
Buddhist Geeks - Download free podcast episodes by Personal Life Media on iTunes. Misunderstanding Buddhism - Things Most People Believe About Buddhism That Are Not True Buddhists want to get enlightened so they can be blissed out all the time. And they believe in reincarnation, and if something bad happens to you it's because of something you did in a past life. And Buddhists have to be vegetarians. Everybody knows that. Unfortunately, much of what "everybody knows" about Buddhism isn't true. What follows is a kind of Un-FAQ that lists common but mistaken ideas many people in the West have about Buddhism. 1. I've read many diatribes against the Buddhist teaching that nothing exists. However, Buddhism does not teach that nothing exists. The "nothing exists" folklore mostly comes from a misunderstanding of the teaching of anatta and its Mahayana extension, shunyata. Read More: "Dependent Origination" Read More: "Madhyamika" 2. Everyone's heard the joke about what the Buddhist monk said to a hot dog vendor -- "Make me one with everything." Read More:"What Is the Self?" 3. However, there is a Buddhist doctrine of rebirth. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 11.
Meditation May Protect Your Brain | Miller-McCune Online For thousands of years, Buddhist meditators have claimed that the simple act of sitting down and following their breath while letting go of intrusive thoughts can free one from the entanglements of neurotic suffering. Now, scientists are using cutting-edge scanning technology to watch the meditating mind at work. They are finding that regular meditation has a measurable effect on a variety of brain structures related to attention — an example of what is known as neuroplasticity, where the brain physically changes in response to an intentional exercise. A team of Emory University scientists reported in early September that experienced Zen meditators were much better than control subjects at dropping extraneous thoughts and returning to the breath. The same researchers reported last year that longtime meditators don’t lose gray matter in their brains with age the way most people do, suggesting that meditation may have a neuro-protective effect. Where does all this lead?
Buddha Quotes | Dalai Lama Quotes | Zen Provebs | Lao Tzu Quotes Quotes by Buddha A jug fills drop by drop- Buddha All that we are is the result of what we have thought- Buddha An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea- Buddha Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace- Buddha Every human being is the author of his own health or disease- Buddha He is able who thinks he is able- Buddha What you think you become- Buddha Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship- Buddha Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned- Buddha I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done- BuddhaIt is better to travel well than to arrive- Buddha The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground- Buddha Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment- Buddha The way is not in the sky. Lao Tzu Quotes
Learning Meditation Home Page free buddhist audio : free mp3s and texts on buddhism, meditation and the arts Lojong Lojong (Tib. བློ་སྦྱོང་,Wylie: blo sbyong) is a mind training practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition based on a set of aphorisms formulated in Tibet in the 12th century by Geshe Chekhawa. The practice involves refining and purifying one's motivations and attitudes. The fifty-nine or so slogans that form the root text of the mind training practice are designed as a set of antidotes to undesired mental habits that cause suffering. Prominent teachers who have popularized this practice in the West include Pema Chodron, Ken McLeod, Alan Wallace, Chogyam Trungpa, Sogyal Rinpoche, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, and the 14th Dalai Lama. History of the practice Atiśa journeyed to Sumatra and studied with Dharmarakṣita for twelve years. A story is told that Atiśa heard that the inhabitants of Tibet were very pleasant and easy to get along with. The aphorisms on mind training in their present form were composed by Chekawa Yeshe Dorje (1101–1175 CE). The Root Text Slogan 1. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Healing the Body with Mindfulness of Breathing « Metta Refuge 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 The First Exercise of Mindful Breathing My dear friends, yesterday I spoke about the first exercise proposed by the Buddha concerning mindful breathing: “Breathing in, I am aware that I am breathing in; breathing out, I am aware that I am breathing out.” We should always start with our physical bodies, because our physical bodies also needs peace, harmony and rest. We should realize a true rest. Animals in the forest, every time they are wounded, know how to rest. Deep relaxation here is one of the methods of resting. The Second Exercise of Mindful Breathing Do not try to prolong the breath; just allow it to be the way it is, naturally. Like this:
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