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Dakinis in Tibetan Buddhism
Dakinis, or 'sky-dancers' are female representations of enlightenment and enlightened energy, and play a big role in Tibetan Buddhist writings and teachings. Learn more about them in this article, as well as viewing images of several.
Detachment in Buddhism
Teachings on detachment in Buddhism are often misunderstood to mean complete detachment from pleasure or personal relationships. In fact, a true understanding of Buddhist detachment goes hand in hand with understanding compassion, and connects, rather than alienates, us.
Dzogchen - Tibetan Teachings On Our Natural State
Dzogchen teachings within Tibetan Buddhism posit that our natural condition is one of undifferentiated, pure awareness, and that we can come to know ourselves as this directly. Sometimes referred to as a 'nondual' tradition, Dzogchen transcends religious and cultural boundaries.
Finding Your Mindfulness
Mindfulness - being fully present in the moment - is a central part of Buddhist practice. It has also been shown to reduce stress levels and increase productivity. Here's a simple introduction to finding your own form of mindfulness.
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism - A History
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism share many historical roots and themes, just as Judaism, Christianity and Islam do. This article provides a brief overview of the relationship between these three influential Eastern traditions.
In The Garden of Our Minds - Children's Book
In The Garden of Our Minds and Other Buddhist Stories is a lovely collection of stories featuring a contemporary family with young children learning about Buddhism. It is great for anyone who wants to introduce children to Buddhist teachings.
Interview with Sylvia Boorstein
Read what Sylvia Boorstein, American Buddhist teacher and author, has to say about happiness, caring, fear, writing, mothering, Judaism, and more!
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.
Intro to Buddhism and Buddhist Meditation Ebook
Whether your interest in Buddhism is personal or academic, this FREE ebook is the perfect way to begin. It includes the most popular BellaOnline Buddhism articles, as well as 'Personal Exploration' exercises you can use to explore practices, including different meditation forms, yourself.
Introducing Children to the Noble Eightfold Path
The Noble Eightfold Path is a foundation Buddhist teaching consisting of the eight components of the Buddhist path. Here's some suggestions for introducing children to each of them - great for adults of any faith too!
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