Way to end all suffering is called the Middle Way because it avoids the two extremes of sensual indulgence and self-mortification.
October 22-- During the 6th century AD, the Indian monk Bodhidharma, 28th successor of Buddha, traveled to China to meet Buddhist monks and followers, study and meditate.
Abhidhamma is the analytical doctrine of mental faculties and elements. The Abhidhamma Pitaka contains the profound moral psychology and philosophy of the Buddha’s teaching, in contrast to the simpler discourses in the Sutta Pitaka.
Today, when the role of Women in Society is an issue of worldwide interest it is opportune that we should pause to look at it from a Buddhist perspective.
For the benefit of all sentient beings, I am going to listen to the teaching on the Avalokiteshvara guru yoga method.Guru Shakyamuni Buddha showed different paths, the Hinayana and Mahayana, or the Lesser Vehicle and the Great Vehicle, according to the capabilities of sentient beings, the objects to be subdued. Within the Mahayana path, there are two yanas, or vehicles: the Paramitayana and the Mantrayana.
Being a medical student is a very stressful experience which can result in burnout without proper interventions. Natural interventions such as meditation are preferable to drugs in order to avoid potential side effects from tranquilizers. Mayo Clinic writes that meditation is used for relaxation and stress reduction. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reported in a news release on Oct. 30, 2013, that medical students are being taught meditation techniques to prevent burnout and improve care.
Is Buddhism a religion?, part 5: The idea of awakening does not offer an escape from self, but a way to attend to its nature.
There are four places, Ananda, a pious person should visit, look upon with feelings and sentiments of reverence. What are the four (4)?
Buddhism has many unique assets as a religious tradition. It has been received well in many Western countries. It places humankind at the center of its attention. It does not require you to believe in a god. It requires you to be rational and to use reason to make decisions. Also, Buddhism includes meditation, a practical method of self-development. As Venerable Tenzin Palmo explains: “You can experience for yourself, it is not based on faith, it’s based on very pragmatic basis which if you are willing to really use these tools, and you will see through yourself how very true this is.” Thus, meditation is not considered to be necessarily religious in Western countries.
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