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Vipassana or Insight Meditation
Vipassana means 'insight into reality' and is a method of meditation focused on observing the mind, rather than concentrating it, in order to discover the roots of thoughts and sensations.
Review - PBS Documentary Film 'The Buddha'
PBS recently aired the original documentary 'The Buddha', by Director David Grubin, featuring narration by Richard Gere, and commentary by the Dalai Lama and many Buddhist academics, teachers, and writers. It is now available for DVD rental or purchase, so be sure to check out this review.
Machig Labdron, Mother of Chod
Machig Labdron was an eleventh-century woman Tibetan Buddhist teacher and lineage holder who helped establish the Tibetan Chod Tantric practice for transmuting inner demons.
Chakras in Tibetan Buddhism
Chakras or 'channel-wheels' are energy centers associated with points in the body, and meditated on within both Hindu yogic and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. This article describes some aspects of Tibetan Buddhist systems that employ chakras.
Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren
The book Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren is a gently guiding look at how we can incorporate Buddhist themes of mindfulness, compassion, open-mindedness and balance into our everyday parenting.
Caves of the Thousand Buddhas
The Mogoa Caves or Grottoes, also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, is a collection of more than 600 Buddhist cave temples in China, containing some of the most revered Buddhist art in the world.
Vesak or Saga Dawa - Celebrating the Buddha
May 27th 2010 is celebrated as Vesak or 'Buddha' Day in many Buddhist cultures. Learn more about this major Buddhist holiday.
Buddha at Bedtime - Children's Book Review
This book offers a lovely collection of bedtime stories based on Buddhist Jataka tales, for children ages 4-10. Focused on teaching universal values such as kindness, sharing, forgiveness, and more, this book is great for both Buddhist and non-Buddhist parents and children.
Test Your Buddhist Knowledge
Test your knowledge (and learn more about) Buddhist Art, Symbols and Writings with the latest Buddhism quiz. If you haven't already tried the Buddhist History and Buddhist Teachings quizzes, be sure to do so - quizzes are a fun learning tool.
Interview with Zen Priest and Author Karen Miller
Zen priest and author of Momma Zen, Karen Maezen Miller, answers questions on writing, Zen practice, teachers, women in Buddhism, marriage, and more. Wisdom we can all relate to and apply.
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