Buddhism

Applications, Buddhism, Meditation, Religion

Progressions of Vipassana Insight Meditation

Progression in insight meditation, or Vipassana meditation, is a difficult thing to characterize in the context of your practice. When you exercise consistently, you begin to notice changes in your body and energy levels – loss of fat, increased muscle tone and mass, increased endurance; however, meditation progression is not linear – even with dedicated practice – and little or no evidence of progress can make the experience frustrating enough to quit.

April 13, 2016 ×

Applications, Buddhism, Meditation

Introduction to Mindfulness – ‘The Issue at Hand’

Our biggest influence as individuals is with our own touch points to both our external and internal worlds. Cultivating a meta-awareness of these points of contact is a cultivation of mindfulness.

September 26, 2015 ×

Applications, Buddhism, Meditation

The 6 Sense Doors of Vipassana

In Buddhist philosophy, there are 6 sense doors – ways in which we allow information in. The 6 sense doors are the eyes, ears, taste, touch, body, and mind. A combination of factors are required to be at play for any stimulus to enter a sense door.

September 11, 2015 ×

Buddhism, Culture, Mindfulness

The Dalai Lama on Tweeting – Applying Mindfulness to Social Media

By now, the story is a well-recited one in Buddhist, meditation and mindfulness communities in the West. At a 1990 conference in Dharamsala, Sharon Salzberg, the initiator of the now famous interaction with the Dalai Lama, asked the question, ‘What do you think about self-hatred?’.

September 5, 2015 ×