Category: Mind Trainer Articles

The 6 Realms of Being in Buddhism

By Bart Mendel

How perceptions and projections define our experience of the world A fundamental tenet of the Buddha’s teachings is that our...

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The Relationship Between Shamatha and Vipashyana Meditation

By Bart Mendel

Two Types of Buddhist Meditation Practice Buddhist meditation is made up of two main types called shamatha and vipashyana. We...

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The Four Reminders

By Lama Jampa Thaye

What are the four reminders in Buddhism? The four reminders or contemplations are very powerful and productive because they lead...

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Introduction to Abhidharma

By Tilmann Lhundrup

The science of Buddhist psychology (awakening and liberation) When the Buddha interacted with people over twenty-five hundred years ago, he...

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The Life Story of the Buddha

By Bart Mendel

Life-changing lessons we can learn from the Buddha The Buddha did not begin his life as “The Buddha.” He began...

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Buddha’s 8 Fold Path

By Joseph Rogers

Why Is The Eightfold Path Important? (Putting an End to Suffering) Buddhism offers a map, a path of practice. This...

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Understanding the Accumulation of Merit and Wisdom

By Khaydroup Podvoll

Why accumulating merit and wisdom is important When we intentionally develop positive qualities, we’re building a certain spiritual force, a...

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Remedies to Agitation and Dullness

By Tilmann Lhundrup

Two classic obstacles to meditation, explained When you’ve decided to meditate and work on training your mind, don’t assume that...

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The Buddhist Teaching on the Five Aggregates – Part 1

By Lama Jampa Thaye

What are the five skandhas or aggregates? Why are the five aggregates important? This is a fundamental Buddhist teaching, and...

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The Kryptonite of Compassion

By Rachel Parrish

What is true, unconditional, genuine compassion? Sometimes, when we witness a person or animal in a difficult situation, we feel...

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The Meaning of Taking Refuge

By Lama Jampa Thaye

Seeking refuge and protection from suffering with the 3 jewels Taking refuge is a fundamental Buddhist practice. It may be...

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The Importance of Wise View in Buddhism

By Joseph Rogers

Two types of wise view as the foundation of Buddha's 8-fold path As we enter the path of practice, it’s...

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Lifestyle Medicine and a Simple Formula for Wellness

By Dr. Ben Brown

Keys to Establishing a Lifestyle that Meets Your Goals What is lifestyle medicine? Lifestyle medicine is a form of mind-body...

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What is This Thing We Call Self?

By Bart Mendel

We Are Not What We Think (And The Idea of Selflessness) We know from our experience that everything is always...

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Unleashing the Goodness of Mind

By Tsony Devroux

Refine Your Mind's Qualities and Potential with Meditation Practice One beautiful thing about the mind is that it doesn’t have...

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