Hurry Up and Wait. Making Time to Meditate

Hurry Up and Wait. Making Time to Meditate.

In a world that pushes us to go and go and go, demands on our time are becoming greater. We’ve got to hurry up and get out the door to work only to sit and wait in traffic. We’ve got to rush through dinner to get the kids to soccer practice, where we have to […]

Relapse during Recovery from Mental Illness

Relapse during Recovery from Mental Illness

Up until a few weeks ago, my recovery from suicidality, depression and anxiety had been going smoothly. I was staying on the level, making slow but steady improvement. There had been some bumps in the road that caused me some anxiety, but nothing I couldn’t handle. If I’m being totally honest, I was probably drifting […]

The Healing Power of Singing Bowls

The Healing Power Of Singing Bowls

Like to read? Have a look at our selection of books on Buddhism, Click Here 🙂 The Healing Power Of Singing Bowls… We may not acknowledge it often, but sound plays an important role in how we feel. Music has the ability to up lift us, motivate us and even move us to tears. But […]

16 Dalai Lama Quotes To Live By

16 Dalai Lama Quotes To Live By

Tenzin Gyatso, who turns eighty on the 6th July 2015, is the longest living Dalai Lama to date. In 1989, he won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to restore peace to Tibet. He is renowned across the world as being a prominent campaigner for compassion and peace. He makes an effort to promote […]

Jackie Chan Quotes

4 Jackie Chan Quotes – Quotes Of A Buddhist

With his influence spanning continents, Jackie Chan’s particular style of performance has touched people across the globe. Known primarily for his martial arts in the west, his music as well in the east and his comic timing in cinema worldwide, his versatile skills have enthralled all sorts of people. A lifelong Buddhist and giver, he […]

Buddhism And Diet

Buddhism And Diet

  In the early stages of Siddhartha Gautama’s path to enlightenment, self denial and starvation were a key part of his path. He spent a lot of time living only off the alms that other people were generous enough to donate, as dictated by his ascetic lifestyle. At the time, anyone who followed this path […]

Buddhism And Animal Rights

Buddhism And Animal Rights

  The first and most fundamental precepts of Buddhism is to cause no harm and never to kill, and that is not restricted only to other humans. While some other popular doctrines not just encourage but require animal sacrifice, Buddhism goes out of its way to promote love and respect towards all living creatures. Making […]

Joanna Lumley

Six Celebrities On Their Buddhism

Ancient in the east and flourishing in the west, Buddhism is an increasingly popular philosophical outlook. Without defining too closely a doctrine that doesn’t keep up with science or social progress, it allows people access to spirituality on a less constricting level than many leading religions. LGBT and nerd icon George Takei was born into […]

buddhism and sexuality

Buddhism And Sexuality

Buddhism stands aside from other spiritual doctrines as being less a religion and more a philosophy. It stresses kindness and compassion above all else and doesn’t have the same kind of strict rules as a lot of the most prevalent faiths. It leaves a lot of ethical decisions up to the person making them, giving […]

Meditation and The Body

Meditation And The Body

While primarily a psychological exercise, meditation when practiced well and often can provide huge improvements to a person’s health as a whole. Studies have shown the way that meditation affects the brain physically and, as such, extends to benefit the whole body. Notable reductions in stress levels also help to create a healthier physical self. […]

Thich Nhat Hanh

12 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes that Will Bring You Inner Peace

Thich Nhat Hanh, a writer, monk, spiritual leader that’s known as the ‘The Father of Mindfulness” has influenced countless of people around the world sharing the teachings of Buddhism. He continues to enlighten us with his wisdom on peace and mindfulness. When I am having a rough day and feeling agitated, and restless, I often […]

How to accept impermanence

How To Accept Impermanence

All things come to an end. It’s a simple matter of life. It is, if you will, the circle of life. Everything that is grown will wither and decay. Everything that is made will break, or run down, and eventually stop working. Everyone that is born will die. Sometimes, knowing that all things pass is […]