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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

When Meditation Isn’t Enough

A reader writes:

Hello I’m a fellow Buddhist, I do have a temper and stress problem and always have and have tried to work on it. I have suffered from anxiety since young adulthood, but recently after giving birth to my son have been affected with what doctors think is stress induced IBS. It . . . → Read More: When Meditation Isn’t Enough

Book: Natural wakefulness Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With

Book: Natural Wakefulness: Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With
By Gaylon Ferguson
Shambhala Publications, 204 pages, to be released April 14, 2009
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1590306570/?tag=askdrarca-20

The beginning of this book explains that we are born “Awake” but quickly get mired down in the daily day-to-day work of living. This is just the way things work in the world. But, . . . → Read More: Book: Natural wakefulness Discovering the Wisdom We Were Born With

Just Sitting or Just Goofing Off?

Phoned in question:

In Buddhism you are supposed to avoid clinging. I want to meditate right now, but I have work to do. Is it better to meditate now and let the work go, or do the work and let meditation slide for now? Is wanting to meditate instead of working a form of clinging?

Answer:

I would . . . → Read More: Just Sitting or Just Goofing Off?