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Somewhere around the Central Java

Once upon a time, it was one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Borobudur. This is a place you must visit when you go to the Central Java in Indonesia. 9 more words

Kindness is simple

Kindness means to acknowledge the oneness of all beings. Kindness comes from recognising we are all of the same kind and that every being deserves to be treated with respect regardless of his or her disposition. 486 more words

Meditation

6 Lessons I Learned While Staying at a Buddhist Monastery

SURAT THANI, THAILAND – “This will be your last day of speaking. Tomorrow morning we will enter into silence for the next ten days.”

The Buddhist nun was dressed in pristine white robes. 1,973 more words

Meditation

A novice monk meditating during a ceremony for Loi Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

A novice monk meditating during a ceremony for Loi Krathong festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Problems

In the Tibetan language, Buddhists are called “ngakpa,” which means “insider.” This is because Buddhism is inside-oriented; it’s about looking inward and working with the mind. 983 more words

Keep sitting.

When we practice Zen, we don’t have to expect anything out of our practice. When we want to archive anything out of our practice, we will become very frustrated soon. 421 more words

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