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
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
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?
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
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