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The Tibetan Science of Healing

Tibetan Medicine and How it Works Tibet, the land of snow mountains, once an isolated secret kingdom, has a centuries old medicine system, called Sowa Riga, which means the Science of Healing. Once a Tibetan monastic secret knowledge, the lineage of this system can be traced back to at least the first century AD and
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humanity
Pray Is Not Enough For Humanity The Dalai Lama lead a prayer event for the victims of the Orlando shootings recently. Prayer is a great way to unite humanity in a time of grief and to offer support to the families and communities left devastated after such tragic events and from a Buddhist perspective can also
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The Timeless Wisdom of Buddha Still so relevant today is the wisdom Buddha taught 2,500 years ago. Buddha taught how to live an ethical life, calm your mind and experience the deepest spiritual peace. His teachings have spread all over the world into nearly every country and his message is said to be timeless and universal.
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CHAKRAS Over the past hundred plus years, the concept of the chakras, or subtle energy centers within the body, has seized the Western imagination more than virtually any other teaching from the yoga tradition. Yet, as with most other concepts deriving from Sanskrit sources, the West (barring a handful of scholars) has almost totally failed to come
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One of the gifts of our globalised postmodern society is that we increasingly have access to all the different knowledge and wisdom that different communities over time have generated on what it means to live an awakened life. This is an incredibly precious opportunity, and yet it has left the spiritual market saturated, with many
Awakening to Enlightenment With my practitioner hat on (rather than my academic one), in this post I’m going to explain why spiritual growth [and self development] doesn’t lead to enlightenment; but of course a lot hinges on what we mean by those terms. First of all, we should get clear that ‘enlightenment’ is in many ways
guidance
Everyone Needs Guidance Everyone needs guidance in meditation whether you sit in front of the teacher in a group while they give you instructions or whether you get instructions first and then go away to meditate. It is important to know exactly what you’re doing and why you are doing it. The only exception is the
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How Einstein Saw The World

Albert Einstein Einstein said: School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I
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I have been teaching meditation for over ten years and practising and studying the various systems for more than fifteen years I understand the mechanism of various meditations, but I must admit when I was going through anger and depression issues the one meditation that saved me was meditating using a Mantra. It holds a special
How a journey can be an opportunity for Spiritual Growth Travel can be overwhelming. Around every street corner, through every door dwells something that might inspire you, enlighten you, or change you. Constantly confronting the unexpected is perhaps one of the most electrifying and spiritual aspects of world travel. But like everything, there are drawbacks.
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Zen
The Warriors In samurai culture, the greatest warriors sought a state of no-mindedness. There is no surprise that the samurai class in Japan took to the practice of Zen meditation. It blended nicely with the needs and values of their militaristic lifestyle, particularly in dealing with the issue of facing death, but also more broadly with
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Buddha
Does The Self Exist According to Buddha? There are a lot of people in the spiritual community who talk about how there is no self so there are no problems and everything is basically an illusion. Why should we be concerned about anything when there is no-one that it happens to? but this is not the
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Tibetan
How Ten minutes a Day can change your Life Some years ago I attended a yoga class where my flamboyant artist friend and yoga teacher shared an interesting sequence called The Five Tibetans. I immediately fell in love with this simple, short and totally useable sequence and it became a great resource that I turn
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Time Travel
Time Travel Through Parrallel Universes On August 10, 1901, two Oxford professors, Anne Moberly, the principal of St. Hugh’s College, and Eleanor Jourdain, the vice-principal, were wandering, lost, through the garden of the Petit Trianon at Versailles when they were both overcome with sudden feelings of gloom, depression, and unease, though they said nothing of
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Buddha Taught That Everything Changes There are very few certainties in life but one thing that will remain consistent through your life is, you will continually have challenges and problems to overcome and while these challenges will differ from person to person, the Buddha taught that the solution for any problems can be broken down
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Mind Science The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism has been engaged with scientists for the last 20 years regularly attending Mind Science symposiums where dialogue between him and the world’s top scientists have taken place. Buddhism is more than just one of the world’s major religions it has a rich history of philosophy, psychology
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The Way of Meditation

Meditation As A Way Of Life

The Way Of Meditation As A Way Of Life The way of doing anything is a word used to describe your style or approach to life. There are many ways of doing things and everybody has their own unique way. A master once said there are as many spiritual paths as there are people on the
Benefit Businesses In order to remain competitive in today’s market, successful companies need: To possess a clear vision of their goals Inspiration to be innovative in their approach to supplying products and services Leadership to guide individuals towards success Teamwork to enable employees to keep up in today’s global marketplace The practice of meditation helps
Breathlessness, profound pressure in my chest, upset stomach, agoraphobia, and a distorted sense of reality—all while scratching my face constantly in desperation—were the symptoms of panic attacks I had when I entered the emergency care unit of the hospital while I was living in Germany. The doctor gave me a kind smile when he announced
Australian Zen

Australian Zen

The word spiritual is a highly loaded word  that I have struggled to define and understand. There is no agreed upon definition and if you ask a group of people you would probably get lots of different responses. I would say that spirit means something like soul or psyche or even the mind, in Wiki they
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