Letting Go To Be Happy – A Guide

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

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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How To Stay Mindful All The Time According To Buddha

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

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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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

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 cerbetified 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? Learning before you teach Contacting other teachers Meditation teacher Insurance Setting Up Your Space Materials You Will Need To Teach Marketing Advertising Starting To Teach Meditation Now, here is the good news: You can succeed as a…

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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. This included:…

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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? Sure it might not happen overnight, but it is well worth the effort.  Spiritual enlightenment is the highest state a person can achieve. Spiritual enlightenment is the divine moment when you become one with the world.   What It Feel Like To Beome Enlightened 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…

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

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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9 Buddhist Mudras You Seriously Need To Know [TUTORIAL]

Buddhist mudras offer an important complement Buddhist meditation methods. In this guide we will look at the best Buddhist mudras, including: Abhaya Bhurmispasa Vitarka Dharmachakra Dhayana Vajra Varada Karana Cosmic In my ultimate mudras list I revealed everything Buddhists need to know about the history, science, and background of these hand gestures. Buddhist Mudras are a way of training the mind and of healing the body.  In particular, they train the mind to follow the ways of Dharma, the "path". You might like to combine these with other mudras for the mind. Let's take a look at the top 7…

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Best Meditation Malas, Yoga Bead Necklaces, Bracelets We Love [2020]

This guide covers everything about meditation malas and yoga bead necklaces and bracelets, including: best malas to buy, how to use and make, and more. Here's what we're going to look at in this guide: How To Use Them What are meditation malas / yoga beads? Benefits of malas Why there are 108 beads on a mala The meaning and benefits of different gemstones used in malas How to make malas the DIY way How to use malas for meditation Best to buy How to cleanse a mala     What Are Meditation Malas and Yoga Beads?  Meditation malas / yoga…

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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 vacation…

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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). 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 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…

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121 Buddhist Proverbs To Share With Your Friends [Quotes List]

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 zenwritten 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 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…

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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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10 Best Spiritual Movies And Spiritual Characters Of All Time

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 yourself. That's a good thing. Science has proven the importance of spirituality. Spirituality leads to a healthier, happier life. So by inspiring spirituality, these movie characters actually make us healthier.  But what is the best spiritual movie and who is the best spiritual movie character?…

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What The Buddhist Mara Demon Teaches Us About Life And Attachments
Art of Buddhism's mara demon

What The Buddhist Mara Demon Teaches Us About Life And Attachments

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 trying to find enlightenment, the Buddhist Mara demon tempted Buddha with visions of beautiful women who were Mara's daughters [1]. The temptations stopped Buddha from achieving absolute enlightenment, just as temptations and attachments stop you and I from becoming enlightened.  [READ: How To Achieve Enlightenment]…

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Samatha Meditation Technique—The Ultimate Guide

Samatha meditation technique is one of the most important of all Buddhist meditation techniques. It is used to still the mind so we can focus and be less affected by the phenomena of the mind. In this guide I will teach you everything you need to know about Buddhist Samatha meditation. VIDEO VERSION httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjLXF2fmgO8 What Is Samatha meditation technique? Samatha is one of the core disciplines of Buddhist meditation. The other is Vipassana technique [tutorial]. I’ve researched both these techniques in depth over the past decade, and have spoken with meditation teachers and authors to get to the bottom of…

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10 Yoga, Meditation Breathing Exercises, Techniques For Beginners

There are many different kinds of breathing meditation exercises and yoga breathing exercises that beginners should learn when starting meditation. I recommend trying all these breathing meditation techniques to find the best ones for you.  As a meditation teacher, I am constantly surprised by how many meditators do not know the proper breathing meditation techniques. It's a big problem. When you are a beginner learning meditation it can be hard to know which type of meditation you should do. There are just so many different choices. But the best place is to start with some easy breathing meditation exercises. Why?…

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