Theravada
epub |eng | 2014-11-30 | Author:Frits Koster

41, 42. Wieldiness of the mental factors and of consciousness (kammaññatā) Wieldiness, sometimes translated as adaptability or workability, removes unwieldiness of consciousness and its concomitants. It manifests as easy and ...
( Category: Theravada July 1,2020 )
epub |eng | | Author:Stephen T. Asma

“Be moral and virtuous without being made of morals or virtues” (Majjhima Nikaya, chapter 2). Compassion flows from the realization of human suffering and the impermanence of all things. Even ...
( Category: Theravada June 28,2020 )
epub |eng | | Author:Steven Collins

Foucault’s phrase “Buddhist or Far Eastern spiritual techniques” is now, in the circumstances of a globalized world and increased knowledge of it, rather quaint, and either annoying or charming depending ...
( Category: Asian June 24,2020 )
epub |eng | | Author:Erik Braun [Braun, Erik]

FIG. 4. Photograph of Ledi included in Ledi Sayadaw, The Vipassanā Dīpanī or The Manual of Insight (1915). But, however much delight was shared, these interactions certainly did not lead ...
( Category: Theravada April 4,2020 )
epub |eng | | Author:Jack Kornfield

TWENTY-TWO Hell Those who assert what is not true go to hell, As do those who deny what they’ve done. Both these people of base deeds become equal After death, ...
( Category: Theravada March 31,2020 )
epub |eng | 2019-02-13 | Author:Thanissaro Bhikkhu [Bhikkhu, Thanissaro]

Cut, Cut, Cut December 2, 2016 The chants we have in the evenings focus on very ordinary things—parts of the body, food, clothing, shelter, medicine; the fact that we’re going ...
( Category: Meditation March 21,2020 )
epub |eng | 2016-08-07 | Author:Thanissaro Bhikkhu [Bhikkhu, Thanissaro]

Empathetic Joy August 20, 2013 We chant the phrases for the brahmaviharas or sublime attitudes every night before we meditate because they’re attitudes that really are conducive to getting the ...
( Category: Meditation March 21,2020 )
epub |eng | 2018-02-02 | Author:Thanissaro Bhikkhu [Bhikkhu, Thanissaro]

How to Be Alone December 7, 2007 As a culture, we don’t have much practice in being alone, even though modern Western culture is unusual in the amount of privacy ...
( Category: Meditation March 21,2020 )
epub |eng | 2018-02-02 | Author:Thanissaro Bhikkhu [Bhikkhu, Thanissaro]

Adolescent Practice October 25, 2003 If you don’t think the idea of rebirth is scary, think of having to go through adolescence all over again — all the awkwardness, the ...
( Category: Meditation March 21,2020 )
epub |eng | 2018-02-01 | Author:Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu [Bhikkhu, Ṭhānissaro]

Joy in Effort September 6, 2007 Often you hear that there are two ways of approaching meditation. One is to put in lots of neurotic, miserable effort. You stress and ...
( Category: Meditation March 21,2020 )
epub |eng | 2014-01-25 | Author:Thanissaro Bhikkhu [Bhikkhu, Thanissaro]

An Apprenticeship in Integrity July 9, 2011 There’s a term that the Buddha often yokes with the phrase “the noble ones” and that’s “people of integrity.” A large part of ...
( Category: Meditation March 21,2020 )
epub |eng | 2018-02-02 | Author:Thanissaro Bhikkhu [Bhikkhu, Thanissaro]

Intelligent Equanimity September, 2001 Every evening before we meditate, we chant the four sublime attitudes: goodwill — “May all living beings be happy” compassion — “May they all be free ...
( Category: Meditation March 21,2020 )
epub | | 2017-07-25 | Author:Thanissaro Bhikkhu [Bhikkhu, Thanissaro]

Don’t Underestimate Merit November 12, 2015 We’re meditating, which is a meritorious activity. Puñña is the Pali word. There’s no good English translation yet. Maybe someday someone will come up ...
( Category: Meditation March 21,2020 )
epub |eng | 2018-02-02 | Author:Thanissaro Bhikkhu [Bhikkhu, Thanissaro]

Vows October, 2002 When you read Ajaan Lee’s autobiography, you notice the number of times he made vows: vowing to sit all night, vowing to meditate so many hours, vowing ...
( Category: Meditation March 21,2020 )
epub |eng | 2020-02-03 | Author:Sharon Salzberg & Jon Kabat-Zinn

EXERCISE Lovingkindness toward Groups The Buddha talked about doing metta in such a way that we begin to care for beings as a mother would protect her only child. To ...
( Category: Meditation March 19,2020 )