How to Meditate - Guided Meditation Techniques Joseph Goldstein | Insight Meditation Society Biography Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, where he is one of the organization's guiding teachers. In 1989, together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, he helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. Joseph first became interested in Buddhism as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand in 1965. Teaching schedule Publications Selected interviews Podcast with Tami Simon, Part 1 and Part 2 (via Sounds True) The Nature of Mindfulness Audio (via Buddhist Geeks) The Benefits of Long Term Practice The Science of Insight Text The Inner Investigation from "30 Years - Best of Buddhism" in Shambhala Sun, Dec 2009 / Jan 2010 Here, Now, Aware: The Power of Mindfulness, Shambhala Sun, Nov 2007 The Practice of Impermanence, Inquiring Mind, Fall 2000
Buddhist Geeks - Download free podcast episodes by Personal Life Media on iTunes. Wildmind Buddhist Meditation - Learn Meditation Online Urban Dharma - Buddhism in America Audio: The Buddha's Teaching As It Is", by Bhikkhu Bodhi Ten Audio lectures in on the fundamentals of the Buddha's Teaching, by Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi Bhikkhu Bodhi is an American Buddhist monk from New York City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1944, he obtained a BA in philosophy from Brooklyn College (1966) and a PhD in philosophy from Claremont Graduate School (1972). Drawn to Buddhism in his early 20s, after completing his university studies he traveled to Sri Lanka, where he received novice ordination in 1972 and full ordination in 1973, both under the late Ven. He was appointed editor of the Buddhist Publication Society (in Sri Lanka) in 1984 and its president in 1988. In May 2000 he gave the keynote address at the United Nations on its first official celebration of Vesak (the day of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and passing away). This course consists of 10 lectures on the fundamentals of the Buddha’s Teachings, the Dhamma: Each lecture is in two parts, making a total of 20 tracks. • Lecture 1. • Lecture 2. • Lecture 3.
Meaning of the Medicine Buddha Mantra 1. OM: we begin with Om, the under-current tone of the universe 2. NAMO: means yielding or full of trust; can also mean to bend or bow, and might mean to melt into 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. (my prayer shall go to the highest and the widest and the deepest) 17. Explanation of the meaning of the Mantra Bekandze means eliminating pain, maha bekandze means great eliminating of pain. The second bekandze eliminates all the true cause of suffering, which is not external but within the mind. Scientists claim that intense exposure to the sun causes skin cancer. For example, not everyone who sunbathes on the beach gets skin cancer. If someone has created the cause, as long as they do not do anything to purify it, the cause will definitely bring its own result; just as a seed that is planted will definitely result in a sprout as long as it is not eaten by birds, and so forth. The Medicine Buddha mantra actually contains the remedy of the whole graduated path to enlightenment.
About Us Archives | BODHI MONASTERY Bodhi Monastery is a distinctive Buddhist monastery located in the rolling hills of Sussex County, New Jersey. Set on 188 acres of verdant woodlands and fields, amidst herds of deer, the monastery offers a fresh yet ancient perspective on the practice of Buddhism in today’s world. The origins of Bodhi Monastery lie in the comprehensive, non–sectarian vision of Master Yin–Shun, the foremost Chinese scholar–monk of modern times, whose work has inspired a Buddhist intellectual renaissance in Taiwan. Bodhi Monastery aims to promote the study and practice of Buddhism as an integral whole, with special focus on the clear and direct teachings of ancient Pali Buddhism and their philosophical and ethical elaboration in the early Mahayana.
Sacred Texts: Buddhism Sacred-texts home Journal Articles: Buddhism OCRT: Buddhism Buy CD-ROM Buy Books about Buddhism Modern works Southern Buddhism Northern Buddhism JatakaLinks Modern works The Gospel of Buddha: Compiled from Ancient Records by Paul Carus A modern retelling of the Buddha's work and life. Buddha, the Word by Paul Carus Amitabha by Paul Carus Buddhist concepts of God, non-violence, and religious tolerance. The Buddhist Catechism by Henry S. The Creed of Buddha by Edmond Holmes (2nd. ed.) A Pantheist looks at contemporary Western views of Buddhism. The Life of Buddha by Andre Ferdinand Herold , tr. by Paul C. A Buddhist Bible by Dwight Goddard (1st ed.) An edited (but not watered-down) collection of key Zen documents, a favorite of Jack Kerouac. The Smokey the Bear Sutra by Gary Snyder.A much beloved short poem about the relationship between Buddhism and ecology, written by one of the 'beat' era poets, simultaneously funny and profound. Southern Buddhism Jataka BBS Files
A Complete Buddhist Sutra Collection Buddhism now Retreats | the 12 Step Buddhist The 5th Annual 12-Step Buddhist\12-Step Yogi Winter Retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs Breathe Your Way into Right Living Gentle Yoga, Silent Meditation, and Breath Practice Jan 31st-Feb 2nd, 2014 Please pass this on to those who could benefit from this experience! NOTE: We will be moving our The 3rd Annual 12-Step Buddhist Summer Retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs Energy, Healing and Transformation August 25th-27th – Sunday 6pm-Tuesday Noon For our third summer retreat we’ll be working with energy, healing and transformation. We’ll have four-five sessions beginning Sunday evening and ending Tuesday morning. There will be breakout sessions and a weekend creative project. The theme for this retreat is: The Power of Vow: Addict Promises vs. For our second summer retreat we’ll be working with some basic Buddhist concepts as they relate to steps 10, 11 and 12 of the AA literature.
Shambhala SunSpace Read the intro from the new Shambhala Sun book, Buddha’s Daughters: Teachings from Women Who Are Shaping Buddhism in the West In addition to A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation, this Spring marks the release of another Shambhala Sun book, Buddha’s Daughters, edited by Shambhala Sun Deputy Editor Andrea Miller. The book is available now — click here to order or for more information. Buddha’s Daughters: Introduction I had my first taste of Buddhism in university when I took a class on Chinese and Japanese religions. My professor did not go on to address modern Buddhism’s state of flux—that was beyond the scope of our class. Artist and former Buddhist monk Andrew Binkley explores “A Space Between” in Hawaii museum installation Photography collage from the “Just Being” series. There was a point at which American artist Andrew Binkley had had it with school and set off for China to explore Ch’an Buddhism. Tell us what you think of the May Shambhala Sun in our quick online survey Scrabble goes Zen?