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Death (Maraṇānussati)

Blog & Articles Death (Maraṇānussati) Reflecting on death is not meant to fill us with fear or scare us. The practice of contemplating death and accepting death as part of life can help us reconsider the priorities in our life. When we can prepare ourselves for death in advance; thus, we will not panic or […]

Mindfulness Of Mind (Citta)


Blog & Articles Mindfulness Of Mind (Citta) In the pursuit of liberation, we navigate the intricate landscape of the mind—a profound journey marked by self-discovery and unbecoming. Delving into the transformative practice of Mindfulness of Citta, we draw inspiration from the timeless teachings of the satipatthana sutta. The satipatthana sutta, a cornerstone of Theravada Buddhist […]

Feeling Tone (Vedanā)


Blog & Articles Feeling Tone (Vedanā) With a quiet acknowledgment of the November morning unfolding outside my window, the crisp air carries the essence of autumn. I find myself sitting in stillness, embracing the practice of mindfulness of Vedanā. As I settle on my meditation cushion, I turn my attention inward, tuning into the subtle […]

Mindfulness Of The Body (Kāya)


Blog & Articles Mindfulness Of The Body (Kāya) In the Theravada tradition, mindfulness of the body is intricately woven into the framework of the Satipatthana Sutta, a seminal discourse of the Buddha. This foundational text delineates the four foundations of mindfulness, with the first being mindfulness of the body. Practitioners are encouraged to cultivate a […]

Practicing Buddhānussati


Blog & Articles Practicing Buddhānussati Buddhānussati, or recollection of the virtues of the Buddha, is a meditation deeply rooted in Theravada Buddhist tradition. It acts as a potent antidote to unwholesome states, offering a pathway to cultivate qualities that guide us towards liberation. To practice Buddhānussati, find a quiet space, assume a comfortable meditation posture, […]

The Radiant Practice Of Muditā


Blog & Articles The Radiant Practice Of Muditā Muditā As I wake up to the soft luminescence of dawn, a gentle anticipation fills my heart for the day ahead. With a deliberate sense of purpose, I settle into a comfortable meditation posture, allowing the stillness of the morning to envelop me. Today, I choose to […]

The Practice Of Mettā

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Blog & Articles The Practice Of Mettā One of the most transformational practices of Insight Meditation is the practice of Mettā, also known as Lovingkindness, which involves cultivating feelings of goodwill, kindness, and gentleness towards oneself and others. Because of its many advantages for mental and emotional wellbeing, Metta has grown in popularity among modern meditation practitioners. […]

Vipassanā Bhāvanā

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Blog & Articles Vipassanā Bhāvanā Vipassanā bhāvanā, or Insight Meditation, can be found in the Theravāda tradition of Buddhist practice, which emphasizes the cultivation of mindfulness (sati) for the advancement of wisdom (panna). Put simply, the practice is based on the understanding that suffering arises from craving, and that liberation from suffering can be achieved […]

Samatha Bhāvanā

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Blog & Articles Samatha Bhāvanā Vipassana, commonly referred to as insight meditation, has grown in popularity in recent years in the West. The goal of this type of meditation, which is connected to the Theravada school of Buddhism, is to cultivate awareness while also gaining insight into the nature of reality. Though not the sole […]

Satya Narayana Goenka

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Blog & Articles Satya Narayana Goenka Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious & Spiritual Leaders By Acharya S. N. Goenka Mr. S. N. Goenka1924—2013 Background Mr. Goenka is a teacher of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of the late Sayagyi U Ba Khin of Burma (Myanmar). Although Indian by descent, Mr. Goenka was born and […]