Letting Go To Be Happy – A Guide

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When it comes to feeling good, one strategy is proven to work: letting go to be happy.  Happiness. It’s something that almost all of us are truly after in life. However, we all know it can be incredibly hard to live day to day, let alone moment by moment, in a happy state. There’s always something that comes up that throws us off: someone cut you off in traffic, someone said something inconsiderate to you, or the office work that day was boring. The truth is that life does not have to be this way. In this post, I will discuss…

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Do You Share These 10 Signs Of An Enlightened Person

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Our mission here on THE DAILY MEDITATION is to help you achieve enlightenment. But you might wonder: What are the signs of an enlightened person? Enlightened people are all around us. But you might not spot them. After all, enlightened people are not the type of people to gloat, show off or draw attention to themselves. In fact, they are often the quieter ones, the ones helping out their fellow man, the ones protecting the environment, the ones living their entire lives to help those in need. Here are the top 10 signs of an enlightened person. Are you one…

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Here’s The Actual Loving Kindness Meditation Script (Metta Bhavana)

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In my Ultimate Guide To Metta Bhavana I shared everything you need to know about Metta and revealed 19 benefits of loving kindness.. But what better way to learn than with Buddha's actual script on Metta Bhavana / Loving Kindness Meditation.  There are really two versions of a Metta Bhavana script. There is the modern interpretation, which is a simplified version that you can use to meditate on. And there is the actual Buddha script on Metta Bhavana, which reveals the true meaning of loving kindness meditation.  Let's take a look at both. Starting with the short loving kindness script.  Short…

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19 Benefits Of Loving Kindness Meditation / Metta Bhavana

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<-- PREVIOUS: Ultimate Guide To Loving Kindness Meditation Scientific research has revealed some seriously impressive benefits of Metta Bhavana / Loving Kindness Meditation.  There are more than 100 benefits of meditation. And Metta Bhavana is one of the most beneficial meditation techniques you can practice.  I'm sure you will agree with me that some of the best feelings are compassion, love, and warmth for both ourselves and for other beings on this beautiful planet of ours. And the main benefit of Loving Kindness meditation is that it helps us to cultivate those feelings.  It goes a lot deeper than this…

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How To Stay Mindful All The Time According To Buddha

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One of the biggest challenges in mindfulness is simply knowing how to stay mindful all the time. Thankfully, you can stay mindful using the Four Foundations Of Mindfulness. You know what it’s like. You take your frequent twenty-minute breaks to practice mindfulness (read our guide to mindfulness exercises). While you are meditating you feel great. You have that clear consciousnesses, that inner peace and relaxation. And everything is groovy, right? Then you stop meditating and honestly, how long does it take you to stop being mindful? For me, sometimes I can stay mindful all day. Other times something happens (like…

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What Buddha Said About Happiness Is Spot On, Harvard Just Announced

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Nearly three thousands years since his passing, Harvard have just confirmed that what Buddha said about happiness is absolutely right. Buddha’s lessons in happiness usually revolved around the idea of living a life of compassion and kindness (and indeed science previously proved that kindness and compassion are incredibly important). Now, after some 80 years of research, Harvard has proven Buddha correct. And they have some key advice on how to achieve happiness in life. Unfortunately, it turns out that the vast majority of people do not do the one thing that is proven to make us all happy. [well, along…

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3 Reasons You’re NOT Happy (a Buddhist view)

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Why are you unhappy? And what does Buddhism teach you about how to be happy? In this article, R.J shares his insights.  (Author: R.J from from Mindful Moments, a blog about mindful tips).  The oft-quoted, “Happiness comes from within,” makes for some great refrigerator art, but what does it actually mean, and how does one actually experience it? In this article, I will delve into some core Buddhist teachings. While you read, I invite you to pay particular attention to any personal connections that arise. So perhaps these Buddhist teachings can mean more than cliched quotes on a dorm-room picture…

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Calm VS Headspace VS Everything–Best Meditation Apps 2019

What are the best meditation apps of 2019? Who wins in a fight of Calm VS Headspace? How about Simple Habit VS Buddhify? Or Insight Timer VS 10% Happier? What is the best free meditation app of 2019? As a meditation teacher I'm naturally pretty darned interested in different meditation apps. Reviews for Headspace, Calm and etc. are all over the internet. But I thought I'd share my opinion as a meditation teacher. There are so many different meditation apps available at the moment. I've been stuck on a perpetual cycle of Download / Install / Meditation / Repeat. So…

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Actually THIS Is How You Become A Meditation Teacher In 2019
You can become a meditation teacher. And you can succeed as a meditation teacher. This guide makes it easy.

Actually THIS Is How You Become A Meditation Teacher In 2019

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Want to know how to become a meditation teacher? Training to be the next Thich Nhat Hanh? Want to know if you need to be certified to teach meditation? I'll cover all that and more in this guide.  Here's what we'll be looking at: About Meditation Teacher Training Certifications Do You Need A Meditation Teacher Training Certification? Who Will You Teach?   What type of meditation will you teach? Learning before you teach Contacting other meditation teachers Getting Insurance Setting Up Your Space Materials You Will Need To Teach Marketing For Meditation Teachers Advertising For Meditation Teachers Starting To Teach Meditation…

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I Went On A 10-Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat And Was Stunned

What's it like being on a 10 day Vipassana meditation retreat? In this guest post, Jennifer Hahne shares her experience. “This ten-day Vipassana meditation course that you have applied for is a very serious, deep operation of the mind.   "It can be a rigorous undertaking, both physically and mentally, and due to this it is not suitable for everyone.” This was the serious response to my not-so-serious application on a whim and after a wine-infused conversation with a friend who had attended a meditation course.   I obliged and committed to noble silence and to the code of discipline.…

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17 Best Buddhist Quotes That Will Actually Change You
A beautiful photograph of a Buddhist monk at a monestary. Do you believe in ancient Buddshit wisdom? Leave a comment at the bottom.

17 Best Buddhist Quotes That Will Actually Change You

Here are 18 Buddhist quotes that inspire us all to believe in the wisdom of Buddha.   1. Buddha's wisdom on living with compassion We Buddhists revere compassion. One of Buddha’s most inspiring life quotes is: "Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike". — Buddha quote. Enlightened people invariably have high levels of compassion. Compassion can change the world. If everyone acted compassionately the world would soon be a peaceful, love-filled place. And compassion can also change your life as an individual. It has been scientifically proven that compassion makes us healthier and happier and even makes us more likely…

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We Reveal How To Become Enlightened [TUTORIAL]
Spiritual enlightenment can be achieved through meditation. But how enlightered are you. And how do you become more enlightened? Read on.

We Reveal How To Become Enlightened [TUTORIAL]

Want to know how to become enlightened? Ever wondered what spiritual enlightenment feels like?  Spiritual enlightenment is the highest state a person can achieve. Spiritual enlightenment is the divine moment when you become one with the world. (Read: guide to oneness) What It Feel Like To Reach Spiritual Enlightenment What is enlightenment, really? Spiritual enlightenment is the magical moment when you connect with your higher self and realise your true potential.  In Emptiness Dancing, Adyashanti compares spiritual enlightenment to waking from a dream. When you’re asleep you absolutely believe in the reality of the dream. If you think you are…

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How To Get Rid Of Bad Karma And Build Good Karma [TUTORIAL]

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Negative karma is one of the main reasons for unfortunate circumstances in life. If you want to change your life, change your karma. Shinnyo Buddhism helps. At the Shinnyo Buddhist Center in New York they teach different types of meditation technique that are used to create Nirvana, to end bad karma and bring good karma. Kindness and compassion are the keys.

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Ultimate Guide To Buddhist Prayer Bead Malas

Buddhist prayer beads / malas are necklaces and wrist bracelets that you can use for meditation.   These traditional Buddhist bead necklaces are so much more than just jewelry. They are one of the essential tools used in meditation, and they often have special healing properties based on the particular material that the beads, tassel and the thread.  I personally absolutely love Buddhist prayer beads / malas. And I want to share everything I know about Buddhist prayer beads, from years of working as a meditation teacher.  Here's what we're going to look at in this guide: How To Use Prayer…

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How To Have A Positive Attitude Towards Life So Everything Feels Easier

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When you know how to have a positive attitude towards life, everything feels so much easier.  Life does not have to be hard. There are ways to make life easy. Yes, I know, conventional wisdom says that life is hard. I beg to differ. We can make life easy if we choose to. It's all  about having the successful mindset. There will always be elements of life that can be perceived as a challenge, as a hardship. Buddha taught that there is always suffering. But the mind creates reality. Reality is nothing more than an infinity of particles spinning through space.…

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Best Spiritual Destinations In India For Your Spiritual Trip To India

 If you want to go on a spiritual journey, India is definitely the best choice. There are simply so many spiritual destinations in India, and there are often excellent spiritual events in India too.    I mean, for a spiritual vacation, India is definitely the place to go, right? Sure, the pyramids of Egypt are spectacular and deeply spiritual. The Northern Lights are a treat for the eyes (and soul). And Venice’s canals are simply irresistible. But no. You can't get better than a spiritual vacation to India.  There are just so many spiritual vacation destinations in India. Take a…

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50 Famous Buddhist Celebrities You’ll Be Shocked To See [LIST]

We couldn’t believe some of the famous Buddhist celebrities we found when we made our list (below).  Our jaws dropped when we heard about some of these famous celebrity Buddhist. I mean, did you know that Courtney Love is a famous Buddhist celebrity? And after the controversy of her history. Amazing.  Buddhism is a truly beautiful belief system (some call it a religion. Some experts say it is more a lifestyle than a religion). Take a look at this amazing list of 50 famous Buddhist celebrities. Totally mind-blowing. And definitely join the thousands of people who are learning about Buddhism…

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121 Buddhist Proverbs To Share With Your Buddhist Friends

Buddhist proverbs are truly inspiring. Over the years, many beautiful minds have spoken or written about the Zen way of life. Eckhart Tolle. Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield… and all the other spiritual gurus [READ: List of the Best Spiritual Gurus]  While I was beginning my own journey to Zen, I fell in love with these teachers and their inspiring quotes. [READ: Best Buddhist Quotes] It was a moment of great personal development. And like the roots of a plant that need water, my mind needed inspiration in order to grow. I took myself to the library. And I took…

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Tukdam Meditation Explained: How This Buddhist Monk Lived To 200
This 200 year old Buddhist has shocked scientists. He is alive and in Tukdam state.

Tukdam Meditation Explained: How This Buddhist Monk Lived To 200

Buddhist experts and scientists are saying that the 200 year old monk who was found last week meditating in Mongolia is not dead. According to both the Buddhist tradition and Eastern science, the 200 year old Buddhist monk is still alive and has now entered "Rainbow State." Rainbow State means that a person becomes pure light (read Soonyata's guide to Rainbow State here for an explanation) The mummified monk was found in the province of Songino Khairkhan. It is believed that the monk is Dashi-Dorzho Itigilovm, who was born in 1852. Despite being over 200 years old, and sitting in meditation position…

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