Month: January 2014

The Meaning of Lineage in Buddhist Practice

The Meaning of Lineage in Buddhist Practice As Buddhist monks, we regularly visit and work with Buddhist communities and practitioners in both Western and Eastern countries. Given the relatively recent introduction of Buddhism to the West, and given the diversity and breadth of the…

Life: A Near Death Experience

Life: A Near Death Experience “Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. The past is history. The future yet to come. Looking deeply at life as it is in the very here and now, the practitioner dwells unshaken and…

Mindfulness meditation as medication: An identity crisis?

Mindfulness meditation as medication: An identity crisis?  Several of the posts on our blog have referred to the marked increase of scientific research into mindfulness meditation that has occurred over the course of the last decade. Applications for mindfulness meditation are being identified in…

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