In this guide, we will look at Tonglen meditation for beginners. And I will share the Tonglen meditation script for you to practise at home. Tonglen meditation technique is an ancient practice that is all about cultivating compassion. Originally Tonglen was a Buddhist practice, and the seventh slogan of Lojong (Mind Training) in Tibetan Buddhism,… Continue reading Tonglen Meditation For Beginners [Script]
India—Dalai Lama shares his teaching on the ‘Eight Verses for Mind Training by Geshé Langri Tangpa. As meditators, we are ultimately interested in learning how to train the mind. Whether it’s to be strong, to find happiness, to lose weight, to attract what you desire, or to be positive, mind training is what we here… Continue reading Dalai Lama Teaches the Eight Verses for Training the Mind
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche has uploaded a wonderful guided body scan meditation script that will help you to relax today and to feel a sense of balance. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a Tibetan teacher and master of Karma Kagyu and Nyingma. He is also the author of two bestselling meditation books and the overseer of the… Continue reading Guided Body Scan Meditation Script From Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
Plum Village, the Buddhist monastery created by Thich Nhat Hanh and Chan Khong in 1982, has started taking booking for its online meditation retreat. Thich Nhat Hanh [Vitenamese Thien Buddhist monk and peace activist and one of the best meditation teachers ever] once dreamt of creating an online monastery, and now it is happening. The… Continue reading Plum Village Virtual Meditation Retreat Taking Bookings Now
There are many benefits of chanting meditation for beginners to look forward to. This meditative style is traditionally used in Buddhism [read: Buddhist meditation] as well as in Hinduism yoga, and Christianity. And in my experience, it is immensely rewarding. In this guide, I’ll share everything you need to know to get started with chanting… Continue reading Chanting Meditation For Beginners [Benefits, Techniques, & Tradition]
Good news! Four of the very best Buddhism online courses are free right now, including Coursea. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced colleges and universities to move their regular in-person lectures and courses in Buddhism online and make them free to the public. This makes it the perfect time for anyone interested in learning the religion… Continue reading 4 Best Buddhism Online Courses Are Free Right Now
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? How can you tell is someone is enlightened? Enlightened people are all around us. But you might not spot them. After all, enlightened people are not the type of people… Continue reading 10 Signs Of An Enlightened Person – Are You Enlightened?
One of the biggest challenges in mindfulness is simply knowing how to be mindful all the time. Thankfully, you can be mindful all the time using the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. You know what it’s like. You take your daily twenty-minute breaks to practice mindfulness (read our guide to mindfulness exercises). While you are meditating,… Continue reading How To Be Mindful All The Time According To Buddha
Want to know how to become enlightened? Ever wondered what spiritual enlightenment feels like? Sure, it might not happen overnight, but it is well worth the effort. Spiritual enlightenment is the highest state a person can achieve. It is the divine moment when you become one with the universe. It is like awakening from a… Continue reading Enlightenment: How To Become Spiritually Enlightened
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.
In this guide, we will look at the best Buddhist mudras, including: Abhaya mudra Bhumisparsha mudra Vitarka mudra Dharmachakra mudra Dhayana mudra Vajra mudra Varada mudra Karana mudra Cosmic mudra (the position used in Zazen meditation) In my ultimate list of mudras, I revealed everything Buddhists need to know about the history, science, and background… Continue reading 9 Buddhist Mudras Everyone Needs To Know
There are many Buddhist techniques that we can use to feel happy in life and to be more satisfied with the present moment. These strategies create deep contentment that stops dukkha and allows us to stay in the moment being happy.
In this guide, we will look at how to choose mala beads for meditation, and how to use them properly. Here’s what we’ll look at: How To Use mala beads How To Choose Mala Beads for meditation Benefits Why there are 108 beads on a mala The meaning and benefits of different gemstones How to… Continue reading How To Choose Mala Beads For Meditation
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 … Continue reading How To Have A Positive Attitude Towards Life So Everything Feels Easier
We couldn’t believe some of the famous Buddhist celebrities we found when we made our list (below). There are actors, singers, directors, politicians and sports people. 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… Continue reading 50 Famous Buddhist Celebrities In Hollywood & Beyond
Buddhist proverbs are truly inspiring. In the Buddhist quotes below you can see all the wisdom of Buddha. 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… Continue reading 121 Buddhist Proverbs To Share With Your Friends
Buddhist experts and scientists are saying that the 200-year-old monk who was discovered last week in Tukdam meditation 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… Continue reading Tukdam Meditation Explained: How This Buddhist Monk Lived To 200
In this guide, we will look at proper breathing meditation techniques for beginners, with exercises from Buddhism, yoga, other systems. And I will provide a tutorial for each method. Changing our breathing can have a direct effect on our state of mind. The way we move the lungs to take in oxygen and release carbon… Continue reading 15 Breathing Meditation Techniques Beginners Should Know
In this list, we’re going to look at the 10 best spiritual movies of all time and the spiritual characters who made them so darned good. Through the years movies have given us insight into spirituality and philosophy and some movies have been so inspiring that they may have even led you to become spiritual… Continue reading 10 Best Spiritual Movies And Spiritual Characters Of All Time
Do you know the story from Buddhism of the mara demon and Buddha? It is a Buddhist teaching that is all about freeing your mind To free your mind, you need to know how to stop what Buddhism calls the Mara (demon) from controlling you. Just like how Buddha stopped Mara. While the Buddha was… Continue reading What The Buddhist Mara Demon Teaches Us About Life And Attachments