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How to Start Meditating
On the Buddhist path, Calm Abiding serves as the foundation for all other practices. It is a technique used to develop our power of attention and bring our coarse and subtle thoughts to a restful state. In other words, it is resting or abiding in that peaceful state.
What are the Six Perfections or Six Paramitas?
The Mahayana Path of Buddhism, where we at Namchak find our roots, focuses upon the Six Perfections also known as the Six Paramitas.
The Noble Eightfold Path
The Theravada tradition focuses on the Noble Eightfold Path, according to the Buddha, the Noble Eightfold Path consists of Right View, Right Resolve, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration. We like to think of the first seven as pillars that support Right Concentration.
What are the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism?
The essence of the Buddha’s teachings can be summed up in four short statements and which are referred to as the Four Noble Truths.
The Four Boundless Qualities AKA the Four Immeasurables by Lama Tsomo
The four boundless qualities or the four immeasurables in Buddhism are related to four capacities that can be developed for greater joy, connection, peace, and love. The Buddha taught meditation practices that we can use to develop these innate qualities.
The Four Thoughts of Buddhism
What are the Four Thoughts of Tibetan Buddhism?
Contemplation of the Four Thoughts turns the mind from worldly preoccupations towards liberation and freedom.
Walking the Bodhisattva Path: Bodhisattva and Refuge Vows Explained
An in-depth look at refuge and bodhisattva vows and the meaning of being on the bodhisattva path.
Bodhi what? Bodhicitta? Bodhisattva? What’s the difference?
A Tibetan Buddhist explanation of bodhisattva and bodhicitta and meditation practices for developing bodhicitta.
How to Develop Equanimity According to Tibetan Buddhism
According to Tibetan Buddhism in order to develop equanimity it requires understanding the causes and conditions that contribute to suffering.
The Compassion in Action Fellowship – Jordyn
The Compassion in Action Fellowship is a yearlong inner & outer change program that supports college and university student leaders in learning meditation practice, building community, and promoting social change. The fellowship integrates ancient and modern...
The Perfection of Generosity in Action
We find it through the practice of generosity, one of the Six Perfections or Six Paramitas, which serve as guides to enlightenment.
How a Gratitude Practice Can Ground Us
As we move through 2023, we want to take a moment to reflect on some of our favorite teachings from the past year and express gratitude to those around us.