What is Karma?

What is Karma?

October 02, 2018

In religions such as Hinduism and Buddhismkarma is the belief that your actions in this life affect all your future lives.  

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The Benefits Of Children Meditating

The Benefits Of Children Meditating

September 30, 2018

If we were able to harness mindfulness and meditation from an early age, what would the world look like?  Teaching children how to meditate has numerous benefits as we will now see.

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Confucius on Gratitude

Confucius on Gratitude

September 29, 2018

In exploring the concept of gratitude, it is interesting to look at how this is reflected in the teachings of Confucius.  Is it different from other ancient teachings?  Does it still affect followers of Confucianism up to this day? 

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How Buddhism Spread Around The World

How Buddhism Spread Around The World

September 28, 2018

There are an estimated 488 million Buddhists in the world today.  How did that come to be?  Why does it still continue to resonate today?

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What Is The Difference Between Buddhism and Stoicism?

What Is The Difference Between Buddhism and Stoicism?

September 23, 2018

Anyone who reads about or practices Stoicism or Buddhism have probably drawn plenty of parallels between the two.  It's not surprising, really, because while Stoicism is not considered a religion, it's core principles align perfectly with the teachings of the Buddha.

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Does Acupuncture Work?

Does Acupuncture Work?

September 19, 2018

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves inserting very thin needles through a person's skin at specific points on the body, to various depths.

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What is Nirvana?

What is Nirvana?

September 12, 2018

Nirvana is a state in which Jains, Hindus, and Buddhists believe to be their ultimate goal.  It is a Sanskrit word that means “to extinguish” or “to blow out".  

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The Buddha on Gratitude

The Buddha on Gratitude

September 11, 2018

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

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Who Is The Dalai Lama?

Who Is The Dalai Lama?

September 09, 2018

The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people.  He is known around the world for his wisdom and charisma.  Learn more about his views here.

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The Buddha on Happiness

The Buddha on Happiness

September 08, 2018

The Buddha believes that happiness is a state of mind.  It is not something that happens to us, but a deliberate decision to choose happiness day in and day out, regardless of the circumstances.

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Introduction To The Chinese Zodiac

Introduction To The Chinese Zodiac

September 06, 2018

The Chinese Zodiac is an ancient tradition that is closely associated with Chinese astrology.

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Top 10 Destinations For A Meditation Retreat

Top 10 Destinations For A Meditation Retreat

September 04, 2018

A meditation retreat offers us the chance to unplug, which is sorely needed in our hyper-connected world.

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