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Embodying Forms of Feminine Power
Tibetan Buddhism has many feminine deities that serve as archteypes for the feminine energies that exist in us all. Learn how they are used in meditation, as well as more about Samantabhadri, the basis of all the female deities.
Into the Heart of Life - Book Review
Into the Heart of Life is a beautiful book of teachings by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, one of the first Western women to be ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun. She first came to prominence as the subject of Cave in the Snow, a book about her 12 years in solitary retreat.
Lojong and the Eight Verses of Mind Training
Lojong, or mind training, is an important teaching within Tibetan Buddhism on developing bodhicitta, the compassionate desire to forgo one's own liberation to work towards the liberation of all beings. The Eight Verses of Mind Training is one of the seminal texts on this teaching.
The 12-Step Buddhist - Book Review
Drug and alcohol addiction is a huge source of suffering for many, and Buddhist teachings address the causes of suffering head-on. The 12-Step Buddhist outlines a way to integrate Buddhist teachings with traditional 12-Step recovery programs, applying Buddhist teachings to addictions of all types.
2014 - Year of the Horse
In 2014, Chinese New Year and Tibetan New Year (Losar) fall a month apart, on January 31st and March 2nd. In both traditions, 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Learn more about these festivals and predictions for this year.
Meditation Tips - Handling a Busy vs. Drowsy Mind
In meditation, most of us swing between 'monkey-mind', in which we are running from thought to thought, or 'sinking' mind, in which we feel either drowsy or simply dim. Here is advice for dealing with both.
Feminine Faces of Compassion Meditation CD
The Feminine Faces of Compassion is a beautiful guided meditation CD by physician and mindfulness teacher Kaveri Patel. It invites us deeper into ourselves in a gentle, soulful manner that anyone will connect with.
Is Buddhism an Atheist Religion?
The term 'atheist religion' might seem like an oxymoron, but to many it applies to Buddhism, as it does not posit a supreme being or creator, and yet on the outside it may appear to have many of the 'trappings' of a religion. Learn more about the various views on this in this article.
Taking the Leap, by Pema Chodron
Buddhist nun Pema Chodron's latest book offers insight into how we can work with the triggers of our daily lives, and transmute them into opportunities for spiritual growth and awakening. Buddhists and non-Buddhists will benefit from this gem of a book.
The Six Realms of Existence in Buddhism
Buddhism defines six realms of existence that a sentient being may be born into based on karma, ranging from a god-realm to a hell realm. Learn what these realms are, why a human birth is considered the most auspicious, and how we can understand the relevance of these realms to our daily life.
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