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Shamata or Tranquil Abiding

Shamata or Tranquil Abiding

We refer to Shamata as Calm or Tranquil Abiding. It serves as the foundation for all other practices and is suitable for those just starting to meditate as well as experienced practictioners

What is Karma in Buddhism?

What is Karma in Buddhism?

Karma: Urges, Actions, and Results Explained      Karma is one of the most complex and misunderstood topics in Buddhism. We’re here to shed a little light on it! Translated from Sanskrit, it means “action.” Generally speaking, karma refers to the...

The Bodhisattva Path to Enlightenment

The Bodhisattva Path to Enlightenment

The demands and pace of modern life tend to leave us with little time to think through all of our decisions and actions. Even on normal-seeming days, we wake up to a mountain of decisions: what to eat, what to wear, how and with whom to communicate, and how we show up...

Three Methods for Quieting Your Inner Critic

Three Methods for Quieting Your Inner Critic

If you aren’t familiar with your inner critic, congratulations! Most of us are all too familiar. It is that inner voice that is constantly ready to point out our faults and pass harsh judgment on us for them. When we are accustomed to hearing this voice and going...

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The Buddhist Story of the Monkey Mind

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pages 40-41, from Ancient Wisdom for Our Times. Tibetan Buddhist Practice: Wisdom & Compassion (Starting with Yourself) (c)2021 Lama Tsomo LLC. Published by Namchak Publishing Company LLC, USA.

Shamata or Tranquil Abiding

Shamata or Tranquil Abiding

We refer to Shamata as Calm or Tranquil Abiding. It serves as the foundation for all other practices and is suitable for those just starting to meditate as well as experienced practictioners

What is Karma in Buddhism?

What is Karma in Buddhism?

Karma: Urges, Actions, and Results Explained      Karma is one of the most complex and misunderstood topics in Buddhism. We’re here to shed a little light on it! Translated from Sanskrit, it means “action.” Generally speaking, karma refers to the...