BUDDHIST MEDITATION TECHNIQUES
In this article, we'll explore the roots of walking meditation and how you can master this wonderful mindfulness technique.
The objective of doing loving kindness meditation is to overcome feelings of negativity or self-doubt.
The Tibetan Pranayama is most effective when one feels low on energy or vitality.
One of the more notable practisers of Zen Buddhism was a monk named Kodo Sawaki...
HEALTH & WELLNESS
When you're planning to lose weight, there is no better food than oatmeal. Not only does it reinvigorate you, it also suppresses hunger and revs up the metabolism. It's also great for heart and intestinal health.
While a good chunk of happiness is controlled by our genes, there are lots of things you can do to make yourself happier. In this article, you'll learn 9 techniques to boost your happiness.
Waking up early and developing a healthy morning routine is key to a happier, more productive life. In this article, you'll learn 5 research-backed ways to kickstart your day.
The happiest and the most resilient among us choose to do these 5 things in the morning to reduce feelings of negativity while strengthening the mental resolve to stay optimistic.
A low-carb diet is a popular weight loss diet where you eat fewer carbohydrates and a higher proportion of fat.
Do any of the following statements apply to you? I get distracted easily. I procrastinate because...
A few weeks back, we published a post on the side effects of green tea...
Being creative means coming up with new ideas and perspectives all the time. All of...
Here is an interesting Buddha story that reflects the Buddhist philosophy in a delightfully simple way.
Zen stories are ancient words of wisdom from Zen masters, originating with the Buddha himself....
"In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” These...
POEMS BY RUMI
The Guest House is a well known poem by the 13th century Sufi mystic Jalaluddin Rumi (popularly known simply as Rumi). In the poem, Rumi uses the metaphor of a guest house to describe life's journey.
An invisible bird flies over, but casts a quick shadow. What is the body? That shadow of a shadow of your love, that somehow contains the entire universe.
Persian poets often refer to themselves at the end of a poem as a sort of signature. However, Rumi never really referred to himself at the end of the poem. His variation on the practice was to refer instead to Shams, his friend who had the greatest influence on his life or to silence (khamush).
Praise to the emptiness that blanks out existence. Existence: this place made from our love for...
Rumi was born on September 30, 1207, in Balkh, Afghanistan, which was then a part of the Persian empire. For this reason, Persians and Afghanis call Rumi 'Jelaluddin Balkhi'.