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  • Transcendental Dependent Arising
    Ajahn Brahmali
    Transcendental Dependent Arising this may seem like a forbidding expression, but the principles behind it are not so hard to understand. In essence, transcendental dependent arising describes the psychology of meditation, that is, how the process of meditation is experienced, from beginning to end. Transcendental dependent arising is closely related to the well-known Buddhist idea of dependent origination. For those who do not have much familiarity with the teachings of the Buddha, dependent origination is a sequence of twelve factors that are causally connected. The last factor of this chain of causality is suffering. Because it is a chain of causality, it shows you how suffering comes to be. The first of the twelve factors is ignorance or delusion the inability to see the world as it actually is, how it truly functions. So starting with ignorance, one factor leads to the next all the way to suffering. What dependent origination shows you, then, is that suffering is the consequence of ignorance. This is how the Buddha explains why there is s...
    16th-November-2012, 09:29 AM
  • Taking the Five Precepts Online
    Bo Schafers
    You may take Refuge and take the Five Buddhist Precepts anytime right here from this page. Even if you have taken them before you can reaffirm them by going to a private place and chanting along (click play on the audio below). Going for Refuge and taking the Precepts define a person as a practising Buddhist.

    Going for Refuge gives a continuous perspective on life by referring to one's conduct and understanding of the qualities of the Buddha (wisdom), Dhamma (truth) and Sangha (virtue). The Precepts are for reflection and to define one's actions as a responsible human being. There is a formal means of requesting Refuge and Precepts from a bhikkhu/bhikkhuni, which is as follows:

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    25th-June-2011, 03:46 PM
  • Developing Mudita
    Rachel Green
    In early January I attended a talk given by Venerable Buddharakkhita. It was a very special evening devoted to a guided meditation and talk on Mudita - sympathetic joy. It is not a topic I have heard spoken of much before so I have written down what I learnt from him. Mudita is one of the 4 Brahma Viharas or Divine Abidings, the others being loving-kindness, compassion and equanimity. These are all powerful antidotes for self-doubt, unfriendliness, cruelty and unbalanced destructive mind states....
    16th-June-2011, 04:08 PM
  • Buddhism For Sale in the West
    Jerrod Lopes
    Nirbbana For Sale in the West

    by Jerrod Lopes




    It's been on my mind for some time and the evidence for my case grows stronger. Buddhism is becoming
    25th-May-2011, 02:59 AM
  • Manage Anxiety and Panic with Meditation
    Rachel Green
    One technique for managing anxiety and producing peace and calm is meditation. I have used it very successfully in managing anxiety and have learnt much about how to do it.

    Meditation objects can vary and there is no one 'right' object that helps everyone to reduce anxiety. It is important to find the object that best suits you. ...
    27th-April-2011, 07:57 PM
  • Mudita meditation - some guidelines
    Rachel Green
    In early January I attended a talk given by Venerable Buddharakkhita. It was a very special evening devoted to a guided meditation and talk on Mudita - sympathetic joy. It is not a topic I have heard
    27th-April-2011, 06:57 PM
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