Dalai Lama Teaches the Eight Verses for Training the Mind

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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 […]

Guided Body Scan Meditation Script From Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Guided Body Scan Meditation Script From Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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 […]

Plum Village Virtual Meditation Retreat Taking Bookings Now

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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 […]

My New Way Of Meditating Has Basically Changed Everything

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Recently I’ve been using a new way of meditating and he has made a huge difference in the way I perceive myself and the world around me. I actually don’t have a name for this new meditation techniques. Maybe I’ll call it “Zero Infinity”, you’ll see why in a moment. As you may know, there […]

Chanting Meditation For Beginners [Benefits, Techniques, & Tradition]

Chanting Meditation Guide

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. In this guide, I’ll share everything you need to know to get started with chanting meditation. What is chanting meditation—A Beginner’s Introduction Chanting […]

4 Best Buddhism Online Courses Are Free Right Now

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Become Enlightened Through Meditation

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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.   What Does It Mean To Become […]

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.

9 Buddhist Mudras To Make You A Better Buddhist

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In this guide, we will look at the best Buddhist mudras, including: Abhaya Bhumisparsha Vitarka Dharmachakra Dhayana Vajra Varada Karana Cosmic In my ultimate list of mudras, 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 […]

Dukkha And Sukha: What You Need To Know

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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.

Meditation Mala Beads: Expert On What You Need To Know

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In this guide, we will be looking at how to choose mala beads, as well as how to buy, use, cleanse and meditate with mala beads (which are also called “prayer beads”). Here’s what we’ll look at: How To Use mala beads How To Choose Mala Beads Benefits Why there are 108 beads on a […]

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  […]

Best Spiritual Destinations In India For Your Spiritual Trip To India

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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 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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 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 […]