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Buddhist Mindfulness #32 Renunciation

We talked about being a monk involving renunciation. Of the ten perfections (pāramī) it’s probably the one I find the most difficult. In terms of something like truthfulness is easy to understand that it has immediate beneficial results and you… Continue Reading

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Buddhist Mindfulness #37 The “Big Bang” is happening now

Can you say then, that the world is ultimately dissolving, moment by moment? Yes, the conventional way of seeing the world – you don’t lose that through insight practice, but you recognize that it is entirely conceptual. We do not… Continue Reading

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Buddhist Mindfulness #30 The Bliss of Recluseship

There is a certain view isn’t there, that to become a monk is to escape from the world? People are doing it from a contracted, a fearful way of escaping life. Which I know it isn’t. Oh, it is. Okay,… Continue Reading

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Buddhist Mindfulness #26 Non-Self and Rebirth

Another thing I have noticed that follows on from the non-self idea, the next question is almost immediately, “If there’s no self, who is reborn?” Well, at least they are open to the idea of rebirth. Some of them are,… Continue Reading

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How to Practice Buddhist Loving-Kindness Meditation

How to Practice Buddhist Loving-Kindness Meditation

How to Practice Buddhist Loving-Kindness Meditation. Metta bhavana, or loving-kindness meditation, is one of the two simplest meditations in Buddhism. It helps develop positive feelings towards all other living creatures. You will need Understanding and acceptance of what you are… Continue Reading