Magha Puja Day

Magha Puja Day

Magha Puja Day is the second most important Buddhist festival.  It is also known as Sangha Day or Fourfold Assembly Day in many Buddhist communitie...
Magha Puja Day

Magha Puja Day

Magha Puja Day is the second most important Buddhist festival.  It is also known as Sangha Day or Fourfold Assembly Day in many Buddhist communitie...
Self-Discipline is Overrated I DharmaCrafts Blog

Self-Discipline is Overrated- Koun Franz

In my experience, Buddhism draws a lot of people who are interested in discipline. Perhaps it’s the image we have of monastic practice, of renuncia...
Body Scan Meditation

Body Scan Meditation

This Body Scan meditation is a practice in mindfulness. Mindfulness brings us into the present moment and helps us to better understand how we are...
Using Sage in Meditation I DharmaCrafts

Using Sage in Meditation

Cultures all over the world have been burning sacred plants for centuries. The practice and tradition is a part of a sacred ceremony. For many, it ...
The Dharma of Discomfort I DharmaCrafts Blog

The Dharma of Discomfort - Koun Franz

Take a minute to notice how your body feels. Specifically, notice what feels uncomfortable, what doesn’t feel quite right. Any tense muscles? A sni...
Don't Know Mind

Don't Know Mind

This guided meditation is meant to help you open yourself to the universe and experience sensations like never before. Following the principle of ...
Nirvana Day I DharmaCrafts Blog

Nirvana Day

Nirvana Day, also known as Parinirvana Day, is an annual festival that commemorates the death of the Buddha when he reached Nirvana at 80 years old...
Losar ལོ་གསར་

Losar ལོ་གསར་

Tibetan people call the Tibetan New Year Losar.  Losar is not an actual word but rather it’s a combination of two words: “Lo” means new and “sar” m...
How to Start a Meditation Practice - DharmaCrafts Blog

How to Start a Meditation Practice - Koun Franz

Decide you’re actually going to do it. If you’re interested in starting a meditation practice, best to start out neutral but determined. By that I ...
Meditation with Children I DharmaCrafts Blog

Meditation with Children

Meditation is not just for adults.  Daily meditation has many proven benefits and can be used as a coping mechanism.  Many skills that are taught t...
The Parable of the Mustard Seed I DharmaCrafts Blog

The Parable of the Mustard Seed- Koun Franz

There’s a story about the Buddha—maybe you’ve heard it, or some version of it—in which a woman asks the Buddha to bring her dead child back to life...