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Seeking a Guru: A Journey of Spiritual Discovery

In the vast tapestry of spiritual traditions, the concept of the guru holds a revered position. Across cultures and epochs, seekers have sought the guidance of enlightened beings to navigate the complexities of existence and realize profound truths. The relationship between a guru and disciple transcends mere instruction; it embodies a profound spiritual connection, a […]

Mysteries of Karmic Prana: A Path to Spiritual Balance

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In the vast tapestry of spiritual practices, the concept of prana — the life force that permeates the universe — holds a central place. Among its various manifestations, one of the most intriguing is the notion of Karmic Prana, a potent force that underlies the consequences of our actions, both positive and negative. Imagine a […]

How do I start meditating?

How do I start meditating

Choose a place: Quite Not too bright, or too dark You need: Timer Cushion Duration: If you are a beginner, start with 5-minute short meditation sessions. Every week add 1 minute. Time of the day: It is better to meditate in the morning, when your mind is still not so busy with worldly concerns and […]

How can I find a Buddhist teacher?

How can I find a Buddhist teacher

Before choosing a teacher, you still have to familiarize yourself with different schools of Buddhism: Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana (with Vajrayana you have to practice Mahayana first) by reading books, listening to dhamma talks, attending meditation sessions, contacting Buddhist centers in your area. Don’t follow a lineage, follow a qualified teacher. While choosing between Theravada […]

The Dalai Lama -The Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Dalai Lama

The Bodhisattva of Compassion has many different names. Guanyin in China, Kannon in Japan, Karunamaya in Nepal, Avalokiteshvara and Chenrezig in Tibet. Who Is The Bodhisattva of Compassion? The bodhisattva of compassion, has undergone many transformations over the centuries, adopting new qualities, names, and even a different gender (Even though he may take into feminine […]

Secret Esoteric Buddhism

Secret Esoteric Buddhism

Esoteric Buddhism is also known by the terms Mantrayana and Tantra. These teachings are secret and not available to everyone, whereas Exoteric teachings learned from books are accessible to everyone. The student of Esotericism must receive a proper initiation from a master or guru from a valid lineage of masters before him or her. Esoteric […]

The Benefits of Offerings

The Benefits Of Offerings

Making offerings to the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha – is a magnificent daily practice. A wonderful day to start a day is to cultivate bodhicitta and generosity for the day ahead. By doing it, we create positive karma and help other sentient beings. Making offerings is a practice for accumulating positive karma and […]

Causes of Suffering

Causes Of Suffering

The real cause of suffering is within you. Running away to the mountains or to the moon is only a change of place, an external thing, which will not cut off the inner source of our problems. We have to check within ourselves. Some people think that meditating is a waste of time. If you […]

Impermanence & Suffering

Impermanence & Suffering

All objects, including one’s life, people, and possessions are impermanent. They all change, degenerate, perish and cease to exist. If we do not realize the impermanence of things we live a life of hallucinations and dreams thinking things will be with us all the time, and we live forever. Death is a part of our […]

Inside a Buddhist Temple

Inside A Buddhist Temple

Tibetan Buddhist Temple Dress Modestly Either male or female should have both the legs and the shoulders covered. Take off your shoes. (When visiting a temple, make sure you take off your footwear at the entrance). Do not take pictures with your back facing Buddha statues. Taking photographs is acceptable in most Buddhist temples but […]

Does a dog have Buddha Nature?

Does A Dog Have Buddha Nature?

From a Buddhist point of view, dogs, cats, companion animals — in fact all animals and sentient life — are equally precious. According to Buddha Dharma, all sentient beings also have Buddha Nature — the potential to eventually become enlightened. Moreover, the doctrine of rebirth held that any human could be reborn as animal, and […]

The Fifth Precept

The Fifth Precept

Drinking alcohol Smoking Consumption of animals products The Fifth Precept is: to avoid taking intoxicants. Drinking alcohol would be a violation of the fifth precept. The Fifth Precept is interpreted somewhat differently in Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism According to Bhikkhu Bodhi (American Theravada Buddhist monk), violating the precept requires an intoxicant, an intention […]

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