As a Buddhist, mindfulness is something I practice on a daily basis. It is something that has become a major part of my life and has helped me to be more compassionate and understanding. Mindfulness didn’t come easily to me, it was definitely something that I had to consciously remind myself of on regularly. I still forget to mindful from time to time, but I always catch myself when I’m not being mindful. Mindfulness can help you to live a happier, more compassionate life. Continue reading
We’ve all heard of karma and have even seen how it can work in life. The time when something backfired is one example of karma called instant karma. There are different types of karma though, not just one type. What actually is karma and how does it work?
Let’s explore the various types of karma and how they have effected us in past lives, this life, and how they will in future lives. Karma can be cleared and we all have the power to do so. Continue reading
We all find ourselves attached to something whether it be a person, a place, or a material object. We don’t want lose whatever it is that we have that attachment to, and try our best to hold on to it. We love to go to our favorite restaurant, or to hold on to our favorite jeans. What happens when that pace or object is gone? Do we mourn the loss or move on?
Non-attachment is Buddhism is one of the key concepts that allows freedom in our lives. It allows us to not suffer unnecessarily. Continue reading
We all know the things that we love and can probably list them in a fairly quick manner. There are the typical things like family, friends, girlfriend/boyfriend, and the like. There are also the hobbies and the passion that you have in life. For instance, music is a passion that I have always had. Being able to name external things that we love is pretty easy to do, it’s something that we all do quite often. What about loving yourself? Continue reading
With recent events in Brussels and the loss of a hip-hop legend, I’ve been thinking about impermanence. The Buddhist concept of impermanence has gotten me through some the worst times in my life. It’s one of the more important concepts to understand in my opinion. This is why the concept of impermanence is important to get to know. Continue reading
I’ve been practicing yoga, specifically Ashtanga, for about six months. I did start practicing because of the physical aspects but that wasn’t the only reason. I’ve been a practicing Buddhist for about 15 years and I knew the two would compliment each other. Being that both Yoga and Buddhism both originate from India, they have a lot of shared beliefs. I went into my Yoga practice with the knowledge that it would help to further my spiritual practice. Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to know how your meditation session went? If you were relaxed enough? Or how deep of a meditative state you were able to reach? Well you may just be able to find out with the advent of some the latest technology. Continue reading
What is reality? We live it everyday through touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound. Is it actually real though? Do we actually experience what everyone calls reality? Continue reading