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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 […]

Candy Bar Kindness

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Blog & Articles Candy Bar Kindness – A practice of Renunciation Instructions: Place this extremely rich and delicious candy bar in your refrigerator. Each time the craving to nibble, eat, or taste the candy bar arises, gently say “No.” to the mind. Say “no” to the mind with tenderness and understanding. This is a “no” […]

Shock The Monkey

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Blog & Articles Shock The Monkey The practice of renunciation is the practice of non-addiction. It is the practice of saying “no” to the mind. It’s not a “no” motivated by aversion but a wise “no” that sees clearly craving in the mind. Where there is fixation and dependency a skillful discrimination and kind “no” […]