How to Practice Bowing – Lion’s Roar – Meditation Article

When we bow to another person, says Brother Phap Hai, we honor both their goodness and our own. Illustration by Tomi Um. In the famed Lotus Sutra, there is a wonderful chapter in which we meet a bodhisattva named Never Despising. His practice was not doing long hours of sitting meditation, chanting the sutras, or reciting mantras. Upon seeing another person, he would put his palms together, bow, and say, “You will become a buddha one day!” This was bodhisattva…

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How to Sit – Lion’s Roar – Meditation Article

Needle-felted wool Buddha by Gwyneth Jones; Photo by Marvin Moore.Adapted from How to Sitby Thich Nhat Hanh © 2014 The Unified Buddhist Church. Reprinted with permission of Parallax Press, the publisher.Thank you for reading Lion’s Roar. Now can we ask for your help? Lion’s Roar is a nonprofit. Our mission is to share the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings—to inspire, comfort, support, and enlighten readers around the world. Our aspiration is to keep LionsRoar.com available to everyone, providing a supportive, inspiring Buddhist…

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Thich Nhat Hanh on The Practice of Mindfulness – Meditation Article

The great meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five mindfulness exercises to help you live with happiness and joy. Calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh. Purchas a print in the Lion’s Roar store. Our true home is not in the past. Our true home is not in the future. Our true home is in the here and the now. Life is available only in the here and the now, and it is our true home. Mindfulness is the energy that helps us…

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Multi-Stage Meditation: A 15-Minute Routine – Self Improvement Article

Meditation is becoming one of those habits that we all know is good for us, but we have trouble actually doing it on a consistent basis. When I first learned about meditation and tried it out, it was about 10 years ago. Since then my practice has been very sporadic. I enjoyed it and could see its benefits afterwards, but I could never transform it into a steady habit. However, meditation is slowly become as essential to my daily routine…

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Episode 15: Cultivating Mindful Intimate Relationships – Meditation Article

After a long time of inactivity, I have resurrected the Live and Dare Podcast in order to interview Dr. Rick Hanson. I met Dr. Rick during a conference in Melbourne, Australia, in July 2018. It was the first nation-wide meditation conference in Australia, organized by the Meditation Association of Australia, of which I’m part. I enjoyed his approach, method of teaching and message, so I decided to connect and exchange some ideas. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS,…

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