Metta meditation feels great and is very easy to get started on. Good at weeding out interpersonal traumas and emotional triggers. Can change your baseline disposition to be more pleasant, friendly and welcoming to other people.
The red lotus is the symbol of the heart's original nature. It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion, activity and all the qualities of the heart. It is the lotus of Avalokitesvara. (Red Lotus Flower Reflections on Green Background by Bahman Farzad)
May I be at peace. May my heart remain open. May I awaken to the light of my own nature. May I be healed. May I be the source of healing for all beings. - what a nice mantra to repeat before meditating.
In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition a mandala is a visual representation of the universe, believed to aid focus in meditation and promote a feeling of balance. The word mandala is taken from the Sanskrit word for circle. Explore this art form by engaging i
We can not defeat hate and ignorance and bluster and bullying with hate. We have to fight it, but we have to fight it peacefully, lovingly. In the Buddhist tradition, there’s nothing wimpy about love, or even vulnerability. What’s wimpy is machismo. The only invincible thing is openness. As Lincoln, and MLK pointed out, the only way to truly defeat an enemy is to make him or her a friend. ~ @waylonlewis <> Read about “Martin Luther King’s legacy” on elephantjournal.com <> Join our Elephant…
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhartha Gautama, Shakyamuni, or simply the Buddha, was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. Born in the Shakya republic in the Himalayan foothills sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE, Gautama Buddha taught primarily in northeastern India.<br>Buddha means "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." "Buddha" is also used as a title for the first awakened being in an era. In most Buddhist traditions, Siddhartha Gautama is regarded as the…
Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha (c.563 BCE - 483 BCE), was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. In most Buddhist traditions, he is regarded as the Supreme Buddha of our age, "Buddha" meaning "awakened one" or "the enlightened one." UNESCO lists Lumbini, Nepal as a world heritage site and birthplace of Gautam Buddha. Aug 2, 2013
According to Buddhist tradition, Tara was born out of the tears of compassion of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. It is said that he wept as he looked upon the world of suffering beings, and his tears formed a lake in which a lotus sprung up.
Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc sets himself ablaze in protest against the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government, Malcolm W. Browne/AP “Because of what I knew of the Buddhist tradition in Vietnam, I realized that it had to.