Mindfulness: Staying Connected in a World Full of Distractions

Mindfulness: Staying Connected in a World Full of Distractions When every action on social media results in a series of pings from our phones, it’s easy to forget about the world surrounding us. Without meaning to, it’s easy to slip into a pattern where the details of everyday life are washed away.  Mindfulness is aContinue reading “Mindfulness: Staying Connected in a World Full of Distractions”

Jiu-Jitsu: Calming the Body to Calm the Mind

We’ve all been there. It’s late at night, and you’re still struggling to calm your mind enough to get some sleep. As you watch the clock tick away, you find yourself wondering what you could be doing to help the process along. Ties between mind and body are no secret and have been studied forContinue reading “Jiu-Jitsu: Calming the Body to Calm the Mind”

Meditation and Contentedness

The First Noble Truth teaches us that everyone that is unenlightened will experience discontentedness. This causes the vast majority people to have problems in life. If you’re dealing with a lot of stress, then you might wind up having issues with anxiety or depression. It isn’t possible to completely eliminate sources of stress from yourContinue reading “Meditation and Contentedness”

Buddhism is Science of the Mind; Never intended to be a Religion

People are very familiar with stress right now due to how difficult things are in modern pandemic times. Many people are trying to cope with stress by using meditation practices. Buddhists have been doing this for thousands of years, but some people think of it as a religious practice. This couldn’t be further from theContinue reading “Buddhism is Science of the Mind; Never intended to be a Religion”

What to Know About Karma

PART I Six Aspects of Kamma (Karma) to be Understood: “Monks, when it was said; ‘karma must be understood; the source and origin of karma should be understood; the diversity of karma should be understood; the result of karma should be understood; the cessation of karma should be understood; the way leading the cessation ofContinue reading “What to Know About Karma”

Direct Knowledge (Wisdom) for a Sick One

Monks, if five things do not slip away from a frail and sick Monk, it can bepredicted of him: In no long time, with the destruction of the taints, he willrealize for himself with direct knowledge (wisdom), in this very life, thetaintless liberation of mind, liberation by wisdom, and having entered upon it,he will resideContinue reading “Direct Knowledge (Wisdom) for a Sick One”

Jiu-Jitsu and Stress Relief

When you are trying to relieve stress, many people suggest getting some exercise. Unfortunately, doing so is often easier said than done, especially with all the possible activities available to take part in. However, it is important to search for that outlet because when stress becomes unmanageable or overwhelming, you can suffer physically and mentally.Continue reading “Jiu-Jitsu and Stress Relief”

Wisdom, Not Worship: Buddhism as Science of the Mind

Buddhism is more of a science than a religion, more than westerners may realize. Some who practice it may do so out of intellectual interest, and for a good reason—understanding the mind is essential to how Buddhists operate, whether that be through practice or meditation. Most study and practice it for the benefits discussed inContinue reading “Wisdom, Not Worship: Buddhism as Science of the Mind”

Be the Jesus in Your Jungle: 4 Key Spiritual Lessons on Forgiveness and Letting Go in an Age of Anger

In a world filled with anger and negativity, learning to forgive those who have wronged you is crucial and beneficial. Saying so isn’t as easy as learning to forgive, though; it’s far too easy to hold onto grudges and want to do anything but forgive someone for what they have done to you. Learning to forgive meansContinue reading “Be the Jesus in Your Jungle: 4 Key Spiritual Lessons on Forgiveness and Letting Go in an Age of Anger”

Mental Health & Meditation: Why a Deep Breath Can Help You Find Calm in the Chaos

In the middle of a stressful day or even week, it can seem counterintuitive to step away from the stress to take a moment for yourself; after all, if the work doesn’t stop, why should you? However, there is increasingly more and more evidence pointing to the fact that taking a pause to refocus andContinue reading “Mental Health & Meditation: Why a Deep Breath Can Help You Find Calm in the Chaos”