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Choosing a Meditation Bench

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Because proper posture is key to meditation practice, we offer many alternatives to the traditional round zafu pillow and zabuton mat. Some people ...
Choosing a Meditation Bench | Blogs | DharmaCrafts

Choosing a Meditation Bench

kneeling
Because proper posture is key to meditation practice, we offer many alternatives to the traditional round zafu pillow and zabuton mat. Some people ...
The Middle Way

The Middle Way

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The Buddha discovered what he called the Middle Way, a way not based on an aversion to the world, nor an attachment, but a way based on inclusion...
Getting More Comfortable with Meditation Postures

Getting More Comfortable with Meditation Postures

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Listening to Your Body When you begin to practice sitting meditation, you may experience some discomfort or pain during sitting - much as you would...
Jizo, Protector of Women & Children

Jizo, Protector of Women & Children

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Jizo Bodhisattva is one of the most beloved and revered Bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism. Jizo is the embodiment of the Bodhisattva Vow, the aspir...
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Kuan Yin, Bodhisattava of Love and Compassion

Avalokiteshvara
Kuan Yin is the manifestation of Great Love and Great Compassion, and is most often represented as a female deity. Her name means "She who hears t...
Renunciation - The Nature of Samsara

Renunciation - The Nature of Samsara

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Renunciation contains an element of joy, struggle, enthusiasm and freedom: it is the relief of finally being freed from dissatisfaction. -- Matth...
The Law of Karma: Cause and Effect

The Law of Karma: Cause and Effect

4Contemplations
It is only through constant training that our practice will grow steady and we will be able to control our negative tendencies fearlessly. -- Dil...
Impermanence

Impermanence

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
On the day that you were born, you began to die. Do not waste a single moment more! --Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (from Offerings, #BK307 )  This te...
Impermanence and Harmony

Impermanence and Harmony

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Impermanence is a principle of harmony. When we don't struggle against it, we are in harmony with reality. --Pema Chödrön (from Offerings, #BK307...
The Four Contemplations

The Four Contemplations

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"Let us reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that." --H.H. the 14th D...