Category: Recent Meditation Posts

The Difference Between Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism

By Sara-Mai Conway

Of all the ways we can distinguish the major Buddhist schools of thought, Mahayana and Hinayana have arisen as a...

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Drive All Blames Into One

By Sara-Mai Conway

The classic lojong mind training verse, ‘drive all blames into one,’ teaches us how to use blame effectively. Instead of...

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The Lojong Mind Training Slogans

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Lojong Mind Training Slogans (Mahayana Buddhist Practice) The lojong mind training slogans are brief, pith statements that serve as...

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The Two Truths or Realities in Buddhism

By Tilmann Lhundrup

Understanding the Buddhist Two Truth Doctrine Is there a difference between how awakened beings and ordinary beings perceive the world?...

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The Two Kinds of Bodhicitta: Relative and Absolute

By Sara-Mai Conway

Bodhicitta, the awakened heart, inspires us to follow the Buddhist path to the very end, to help free not just...

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The Bodhisattva Vows Explained

By Sara-Mai Conway

Introduction to the Bodhisattva Vows of Buddhism In Mahayana Buddhism, we take the bodhisattva vow when we become inspired by...

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Bodhicitta: The Ultimate Expression Of Compassion

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Relation Between Compassion and Bodhicitta Compassion and bodhicitta are related, but there is a difference between the two. Understanding...

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Buddha Nature, the Ever-Present Seed of Enlightenment

By Lama Jampa Thaye

Understanding what Buddha nature is and what it isn’t In many of his later discourses, the Buddha taught that all...

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What Is The Middle Way in Buddhism?

By Sara-Mai Conway

The middle way is any path between two extremes. In Buddhism, the middle way has particular significance. It is a...

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Tonglen Mind Training For An Open Heart

By Julia Stenzel

Tonglen is a Tibetan term that means ‘giving and taking.’ This beautiful meditation is a mind training exercise not only...

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What Is Emptiness in Buddhism?

By Sara-Mai Conway

The Meaning Of Emptiness In Buddhism Emptiness in Buddhism is the teaching that things are empty of self-existence. Things do...

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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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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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