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How To Meditate

Sit You can use a meditation cushion (zafu) or meditators bench (Seiza Bench) or just use a chair. If using a chair (which I often do), make sure it is a solid one (no desk chairs with wheels). Sit toward the front edge of your chair. Once you are sitting, you’ll want...
The Different Forms of Buddhism

The Different Forms of Buddhism

Information pertaining to four of Buddhism’s most prominent sects. The following is some introductory information to get you started. Theravada, the most ancient form of Buddhism, is the dominant school in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, and...
Gatha for Well Wishing

Gatha for Well Wishing

May all suffering ones be suffering free, And the fear-struck, fearless be. May the grieving shed all grief, And the sick find health-relief.   Gāthā is Sanskrit for “song” or “verse” and is derived from the root word gai meaning to sing, speak or...
Quotes and Thoughts

Quotes and Thoughts

“Operate in the world to relieve the suffering in the world” “Restless hunger is the opposite of samadhi” “Don’t call yourself old, or you will be” “I see you are confident in that correlation” “Confidence is...
Buddhist Words

Buddhist Words

Gatha – song or verse Prajna – direct insight into the truth taught by Buddha Sansara – wandering, world. The “suffering-laden cycle of life, death, and rebirth, without beginning or end” (Jeff Wilson) Tathagata – Beyond all coming...