A good way to train ourselves in self-restraint is to have a day of observance. This is when you make a promise to yourself to observe the eight precepts. (more…)
This is a guest post from Lucy Wyndham.
Social media is meant to unite people from all walks of life yet studies have shown that it often misses its mark, with many users feeling depressed, anxious, and stressed after using it. Buddhism has existed for thousands for years yet it is amazing to think that its eight-fold path houses the antidote to the stress of modern technology. (more…)
Even though you know how amazing meditation is supposed to make you feel, when you
think about starting a practice it seems too difficult or too time consuming. You feel you will do it when you have more time or when the kids are grown or when you retire. We think like this because we misunderstand what meditation really is. (more…)
All these simple practices will make you more focused, less tense, more responsive to other’s needs, calmer, peaceful and more productive. (more…)
The Yogacara school of Buddhism states that there are eight consciousnesses, and these teach us how to understand consciousness, so we can free ourselves from afflictive emotions, such as anger, selfishness and so on. (more…)