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Buddhism and University

A reader writes:

I have just recently started listening to your podcasts and I am hooked. I was first introduced to Buddhism in a religious studies course and was immediately intrigued. I’ve always wanted to learn more and try to put it into practice, but I didn’t know where to begin and most books and lectures I . . . → Read More: Buddhism and University

Podcast Episode 66: Judgment, Burning Hearts, Inuits, and Monkey Attacks

Podcast Episode 66:

Welcome back, this is Daily Buddhism audio show number Sixty-Six recorded March 22nd, 2014. My name is Brian Schell, and I am your host for the show.

Announcements:

I’d like to start answering more of your questions, so be sure to ask! Send in your questions pertaining to . . . → Read More: Podcast Episode 66: Judgment, Burning Hearts, Inuits, and Monkey Attacks

Andy Puddicombe: All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes

Today, just a quick video.

 

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The Five-Minute Buddhist Meditates: Getting Started in Meditation the Simple Way

The Five-Minute Buddhist Meditates

Hey guys, just q quick note to let you know the new book is out. If you enjoyed “The Five-Minute Buddhist,” then this one takes up right where the other left off. If you noted that the first book didn’t get into meditation too heavily, it’s because I thought the subject was a little too big . . . → Read More: The Five-Minute Buddhist Meditates: Getting Started in Meditation the Simple Way

Local Buddhist Groups & Sangha

A Reader Wrote:

Over the last week or so, I’ve been listening to the Daily Buddhism podcase.  I started with 0, and now I’ve made it to 23.  The Four Noble Truths, 8-fold Path and 5-Precepts helped me tremendously to determine what is basic.

This morning, I reached out to a local Buddhist community . . . → Read More: Local Buddhist Groups & Sangha

Thich Nhat Hanh: On Birth and Death

Yesterday we talked briefly about Bardo, which is a Tibetan concept and involves the afterlife.

I tend to lean more toward the Zen methods, and easily the most famous, most well-respected Zen teacher today is Thich Nhat Hanh. We’ve discussed him here before many times, most notably back when I introduced the Five Precepts. He’s a great . . . → Read More: Thich Nhat Hanh: On Birth and Death

Staying Focused and Working on Mindfulness

A reader writes:

I am a sort of Buddhist novice, trying to reach mindfulness, and practice mindful action even in ordinary life.

What I don’t know and would like to ask you is – are there any specific techniques / tools to discern the moments of weakness when you are slipping and losing your . . . → Read More: Staying Focused and Working on Mindfulness

Guest Post: What Does Meditation Do?

And now we have our first guest post in ages. This one is by Dr. Douglas Gentile, who writes the American Buddhist blog at usbuddhist.blogspot.com.  He has been training in multiple Buddhist traditions since about 1989.  In his professional life he is an award-winning researcher, author, and university professor.

What Does Meditation Do?

By Douglas Gentile

Western stereotypes about meditation . . . → Read More: Guest Post: What Does Meditation Do?

Schizophrenia and Buddhism

A Reader Wrote In: 

Hello, I’ve just found your website and podcasts. I’ve wanted to start studying Buddhist philosophy since 2008 when I was volunteering in Nepal, but only now I feel like I have the dedication to really pursue it.

Right now I’m listening to podcast 46, and there was a part that I wanted . . . → Read More: Schizophrenia and Buddhism

Help With Mindfulness and Meditation

Question:

Can you share some tips for being mindful for new practitioners? Also, do you have any tips for being motivated to meditate for new practitioners? I read the post about being mindful at work the other day and this is something I would LIKE to do but it is a daunting task because my job involves . . . → Read More: Help With Mindfulness and Meditation