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Buddhist Meditation Techniques & Practices

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Summary: Buddhist meditation practices stem from the Buddha's insights about existence: Shamatha (mindfulness) focuses on cultivating calmness, clarity, and equanimity, leading...

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The Contemplative Approach to Compassion

By Lama Jampa Thaye

How to develop compassion in a contemplative way, free from suffering The best approach to compassion is probably through love....

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What is A Bodhisattva?

By Sara-Mai Conway

What is the Meaning of Bodhisattva? Definition, Origins & Practices The bodhisattva seated in meditation is among the most iconic...

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What is Spiritual Meditation?

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

At its core, spiritual meditation is the mindful practice of connection to something that is greater, vaster, and deeper than...

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Does Meditation Make You Happy?

By Trinlay Rinpoche

What do we all have in common? What motivates us? What is it that we’re all striving for? We’re all...

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How to Breathe Properly When Meditating

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

The point of mindfulness meditation practice is to cultivate awareness and peace, but beginners often get side-tracked by worrying about...

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What are the Different Types of Meditation?

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Post Summary: Meditation is an ancient tradition that is relevant in today's busy world and helps us find calmness, inner...

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Understanding Empathy and Compassion

By Julia Stenzel

Compassion is a multidimensional process with four key components Compassion is the heartfelt wish to help others become free of...

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What Does Meditation Feel Like? – Meditation Experiences

By Mindworks Team

Many new (and not-so-new) meditators wonder: what kind of meditation experiences should I be having? What should I be feeling?...

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What is Zen Meditation? Benefits & Techniques

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Post Summary. Zen meditation is an ancient Buddhist tradition originating in China and practiced in various Asian countries. Zen meditation...

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Proven Solutions for Chronic Pain

By Dr. David Schechter

Harnessing the power of the mindbody approach Understanding acute and chronic pain Acute, subacute, and chronic pain are different. With...

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Best Meditation Techniques for Beginners

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Meditation is a transformational method that not only helps us relax but also improves our general well-being. If you’re just...

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What Are Buddhism’s 4 Noble Truths?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Understanding the Four Noble Truths (Path to the End of Suffering) Post Summary: The Four Noble Truths are central to...

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How to Start Meditating: Five Meditation Techniques for Beginners

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Mindworks 101: Learn How to Start Meditating Keep it Simple When the time comes to start meditating, it may all...

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Contemplating Lovingkindness

By Lama Jampa Thaye

The causes of happiness and the role of love in developing connections One of the main causes of happiness is...

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