Meditation

  • How To Relate to Anger Paid Member

    Sharon Salzberg, from the second talk, "The Five Hindrances: Desire and Aversion," of her Tricycle Retreat: When we step back and re-vision our understanding of life then we don't need to get so lost in our anger. When we look at anger as it arises, what's important is to look at the very feeling, flavor, and texture of anger. We don't say, "This is wrong," "This is bad," "I shouldn't have this anger." Just pay attention to the feeling. More »
  • Spring is Hers: Beginning Now is Everything Paid Member

    On the Sundays of April 17 and May 8 at 10am, Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace will be giving meditation instruction and talks on the life and poetry of Buddhist nun Otagaki Rengetsu (1791–1875) at the Japan Society in New York. Myotai Sensei will be placing a particular emphasis on Rengetsu’s poems of resilience and new beginnings, and on the transformative capabilities of meditation, poetry, and art as spiritual practice.For ticket information, click here or call the Japan Society at (212) 715-1258. Myotai Sensei's website: 108 bowlsFurther reading: "The Sword Disappears in the Water" by Sensei Bonnie Myotai Treace More »
  • Prince William and Kate Middleton told meditation is key to a happy union Paid Member

    via the London Evening Standard, The first Buddhist monk to be invited to a royal wedding has advised Prince William and Kate Middleton to meditate daily for a happy marriage.The Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala, the most senior Buddhist monk in Britain, said that would help them get through any marital difficulties.He said: "Discuss your problems and meditate together each morning to empty the mind of all your problems."Mr Seelawimala, 55, who is head priest at the London Buddhist Vihara in Chiswick, has been invited to join the 1,700-strong congregation at Westminster Abbey on April 29.But the head of Britain's 150,000 Buddhists also warned the couple to "set an example", reminding them that they were role models. More »
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn on the Healing Power of Mindfulness Paid Member

    On October 6th at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, renowned scientist, writer, and meditation teacher Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn will be giving a talk titled  “Letting Everything Become Your Teacher: The Healing Power of Mindfulness,” as part of the Lynn Lecture series.  Tickets can be purchased here. The event has been organized by the Los Angeles affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization dedicated to supporting breast cancer research. More »
  • Uproot the Core Problems Paid Member

    Today's Daily Dharma, In the Buddhist path we are bringing together our actions, our view, and our practice. It is a balance of awareness, insight, and action, working harmoniously together. In that way our energy is no longer divided or scattered, but we are fully present in whatever we do. That is what it means to be a genuine human being. More »
  • Buddhist meditation boosts concentration skills Paid Member

    According to a recent study published in the July 2010 issue of Psychological Science Buddhist meditation can boost concentration skills. The study, conducted by psychologist Katherine A. MacLean, PhD, and associate researchers from the University of California, Davis, focused on a group of 60 participants with an average age of 49. The participants were sent on three-month retreats where they studied meditation techniques with Buddhist scholar and co-researcher Alan Wallace, PhD, of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. All the participants had been on meditation retreats before, but this time they were taught to concentrate and asked to complete concentration tests. From WebMD: More »