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The Buddhist Roots of Reiki
Reiki is an increasingly popular form of energy healing in the West, and although not formally a Buddhist practice, it does have strong Buddhist roots through it's founder, Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Learn more about its history in this article.
The Four Thoughts That Turn the Mind
The 'four thoughts that turn the mind' in Buddhism are key understandings we can strive to cultivate as a foundation for our spiritual practice. They help us realize our real condition as humans, and prioritize our life accordingly.
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.
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.
Buddhism Book Shop
View some of my favorite Buddhist-based books, including those for children and teens. Many of these are suitable for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists, focusing on how developing mindfulness and compassion can help us with the challenges we face in our everyday lives.
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Buddha´s Daughters: Teachings from Women Who are Shaping Buddhism in the West is a collection of teachings compiled and edited by Andrea Miller, a writer and editor at the popular Buddhist magazine Shambhala Sun. It includes beautiful teachings from some of the most prominent women teachers in the West, including Lama Tsultrim Allione, Sharon Salzberg, Tara Brach, Pema Chodron, and more.
|Fall in Love With Your Feminine Power|
This 8-week DailyOm online course incorporates meditation, energy healing, and women´s energetics work to help you heal, empower and awaken your connection to your feminine energy body. It includes print materials, video, and guided audio meditation. No prior meditation or energy work experience necessary. Embrace your full power, health, joy, and spirit!
|Paradise in Plain Sight|
Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden by Zen Priest Karen Maezen Miller, is both memoir and Zen guide. Maezen Miller shares experiences repairing and tending a historical Japanese garden in her own backyard, guiding the reader towards direct insight. It is beautifully written, honest, and relevant to the modern seeker of any faith.