Loving-Kindness Meditation Can Help Build Relationships

  Scientists from Stanford University, publishing in the journal, ‘Emotion’ , showed that meditation that focused on loving kindness increased people’s feelings of social … [Read more...]

Buddhist Meditation – Letting Go of Thoughts

  If you are beginning a meditation practice, you may have heard that the goal is to "let go of your thoughts."  This is a concept that is both widely used and widely … [Read more...]

How Western Buddhism Has Changed in 50 Years

  This is a guest blog article by Vishvani Blomfield. It was originally published  in TheGuardian.co.uk on March 16, 2012 A western Buddhist shares 10 insights into how … [Read more...]

3 Steps to Stop Procrastination with Buddhist Mindfulness

  Procrastination is a nearly universal experience.  We all put off something that we know we should attend to.  And most of us see procrastination as a character flaw, equating it … [Read more...]

Buddhist Meditation – is simply an ‘awareness.’ [Part 1]

  Meditation, one of the most commonly used terms in the West, could mean different things to different people. For some to meditate is simply to contemplate  (“I will meditate on … [Read more...]

Buddhist Meditation – is simply an ‘awareness.’ [Part 2]

  3rd definition:  meditation is a sitting a long time and doing Vipassana, Anapana and Loving-kindness as taught by S.N. Goenka.  It was the program, the system and the promise of … [Read more...]

Buddhist Meditation – is simply an ‘awareness.’ [Part 3]

It was time to be back in Canada and I decided to incorporate my Buddhist experience in everyday life and continue as a layman practitioner.   5th definition and current one: meditation is a … [Read more...]

Buddhist Meditation: 5 Ways To Stay Motivated

  All of us lose our motivation to meditate sometimes.  It is natural for all of us to succumb to      procrastinations no matter how many ways we try to inspire ourselves. … [Read more...]

7 Benefits of Buddhist Meditation

  1. Meditation helps to improve health: Stress Reduction Meditation has shown to reduce stress.  In many studies Mindfulness Meditation also helps reducing anxiety disorders including … [Read more...]

Buddhist Mindfulness: One Potato at a Time

  “Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, … [Read more...]