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TYPES OF BUDDHISM

Buddha’s teaching from word of mouth to the Pali Canon  After Buddha died, his teachings were passed from one generation to the next by word of mouth. During his lifetime the Buddha started the Sangha, an order of monks and nuns that passed his teachings to others. The Sangha still exists today.   Buddha’s cousin and personal assistant, Anand, spent his …

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WHO IS BUDDHA?

In Sanskrit Buddha means the “Awakened One”. It is a term frequently used to refer to anyone who reaches a level of full enlightenment.  A Buddha is a man or woman who is free of the misconceptions and negative emotions that beset the rest of humanity. In Buddhism, there are two main schools of thought. One school believes that all …

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Types Of Meditation

Buddhist Meditation Meditation is a tool for training the mind to achieve higher levels of awareness. To do a job correctly, the proper tool is needed. A hammer is a valuable tool but is useless if the job involves tightening a screw. It is for this reason that Buddhist practice different forms of meditation. Each meditation is designed to enhance a …

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GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE MORNING MEDITATION

If all you have ever wanted or longed for is to seize the whole of your day, become more mindful of your activities and reduce the effect of stress and distractions in your life, then here is the right place for you to get started. Morning meditation is the best way to get your day kicked off on an active …

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How Do We Start Learning About Buddhism

Have you been getting the feeling that Buddhism is the right path for you? And now you have decided to take a practical step to learn about Buddhism. Whatever that prompted you to choose the path of Buddhism could be real or fake. For to truly learn and practice Buddhism, you must have a spiritual calling which comes naturally as …

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Clearing your Mind through Meditation

The ultimate purpose of Buddhist practice is to reveal one’s enlightened nature or Buddha nature. All living beings have an enlightened nature, but what is this enlightened nature?  To achieve enlightenment is to free oneself from the identification with the mind and body. Most of us probably would view the idea of attaining enlightenment as being impractical or impossible. However, …

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Buddhism and Anxiety

Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you have a hard time relaxing?  Our society is fast-paced and complicated, a perfect recipe for creating anxiety.  Many people turn to prescription medication to reduce their anxiety, while others distract themselves from their anxious feelings through smoking, drinking, or by excessive television viewing, video game playing, or staring at their cell phones.   There …

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How To Meditate For Beginners

Have you ever imagined being in control of your mind? Having authority over your thoughts and feelings? Not letting external factors decide your mood? You are about to uncover the secrets of inner peace which gives you control over the wandering nature of the mind. Meditation is the best way to remain in control of your mind. It gives you …

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Best Meditation Books For Beginners

How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind by Tibetan Nun, Pema Chodron More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity connection compassion and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the …

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Best Books on Meditation

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story Nightline anchor Dan Harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable. After having a nationally …