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The Stages of Meditation

The 9 Stages of Meditation (Shamatha)

Thinking of getting into meditation? It’s an awesome thought. Meditation has fundamentally changed my life. But the sad part is that countless people all over the globe may work up the courage to give meditation a try only to stop after the first few attempts. They go and sit for a moment only to discover […]

The Breath

The Wisdom of the Breath

“Be mindful of the breath.”  All over the world Meditation teachers from every background use the breath as a tool and anchor while we sit. And thousands of times throughout the day teachers say to their students, “Be mindful of the breath.”  But have we ever really explored the breath and the wisdom that it […]

Loving-Kindness Meditation

Loving-Kindness Meditation

“All the peace and happiness of the whole globe, the peace and happiness of societies, the peace and happiness of families, the peace and happiness in the individual persons’ life, and the peace and happiness of even the animals and so forth, all depends on having loving kindness toward each other.” Lama Zopa Rinpoche Picture […]

loving kindness science

18 Science-Based Reasons to Try Loving-Kindness Meditation

This is a guest post by Emma Seppala Ph.D  who is the Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University and author of the soon to be released book  Untapped Resource. Research Scientist & Instructor, Stanford University Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation […]

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If you want to fly then sit.

If You Want to Fly Then Sit

If you want to fly then sit. Go deep into your depths. Melt into the moment. Move with the movelessness. Sink so you can soar. You May Also Like A Prayer for Inner Peace Padmasambhava’s Pointing Out Instructions The 9 Stages of Meditation (Shamatha)

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