Category: Recent Meditation Posts

What Are The 6 Perfections of Buddhism?

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Six Paramitas of Mahayana Buddhism Typically translated as six perfections, Buddhism’s six paramitas describe the transcendent qualities of a...

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Prajnaparamita and the Four Extremes

By Tilmann Lhundrup

What is Prajnaparamita Practice? The first or second-century BCE Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā Sūtra (Perfection of Wisdom in Eight Thousand Stanzas) is...

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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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Is Buddhism Pessimistic?

By Sara-Mai Conway

What Are The Negative Beliefs Of Buddhism? (Impermanence Explained) Buddhism is sometimes accused of having a pessimistic worldview. After all,...

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What Is Dependent Origination?

By Sara-Mai Conway

What Is Dependent Origination? (Dependent Arising & Interdependence) The Buddha, once a dissatisfied human just like us, is praised as...

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View, Meditation, Action: Synergy on the Buddhist Path

By Pamela Gayle White

Practicing View, Meditation and Action (or Conduct ) Any authentic spiritual path is a full package comprised of many complementary...

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The Discovery of Vipashyana Practice

By Khaydroup Podvoll

The Buddhist meditation practice that takes you deeper We begin meditating by developing the ability to keep our mind in...

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The 8 Worldly Concerns And How To Let Them Go

By Sara-Mai Conway

What Are The 8 Worldly Concerns In Buddhism? (Eight Vicissitudes) In pursuit of happiness, we are preoccupied with what Buddhists...

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The 5 Precepts Of Buddhism And Why They Matter

By Sara-Mai Conway

The 5 Moral Precepts (Understanding The Basis of Buddhist Morality) The 5 Buddhist precepts are ethical vows taken to promote...

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What Should I Do After I Meditate?

By Sara-Mai Conway

How You Might Feel After Meditating (Natural Signs of Deep Meditation) Soon after meditation, we may feel calmer, clearer, and...

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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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Self-Compassion and How to Practice It

By Sara-Mai Conway

What is Self-Compassion? Compassion is an open-hearted response to suffering. It is the instinctual desire to want to end the...

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How Meditating on Death Helps us Live Better

By Sara-Mai Conway

What is Death Meditation in Buddhism? Death meditation can sound grim and scary. As such, it’s a practice that is...

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What’s My Motivation? Practicing Buddhism

By Sara-Mai Conway

Purifying our Motivation Along the Buddhist Path Most of us turn toward spirituality because we want to live happier, more...

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What is Virya or Exertion in Buddhism?

By Sara-Mai Conway

Why is Virya Necessary? Meditation is fairly straightforward, but it’s not easy. It requires us to apply consistent, continued effort...

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