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  • Buddhist prayer beads
    Benefits of Buddhist prayer beads
    What is the proper way to use the beads, and what are the benefits?Chanting, of course, is a method of meditation. It gives you that focus and concentration on the words you’re saying, and by constantly hearing the words and furthering your...
  • Awake! The Life of Yogananda
    Awake! The Life of Yogananda
    Finally getting to Indianapolis, the movie Awake: The Life of Yogananda had a screening last night at Keystone Landmark Theatres. It is may be the first time that some Midwesterners have seen anything on the big screen related to yoga –...
  • The third European Qigong Symposium was a success
    The third European Qigong Symposium was a success
    Organized by Italian Qigong Association Nei Dao and collaborated by the 16th World Congress of Qigong, Tai Chi, and TCM, and European Professional Association, the third European Qigong Symposium was successfully hosted in Rome, Italy in late...
  • Love
    Love and attachment in Buddhism
    Love is an attachment, yes. But what makes it good or bad, suffering or blissful is how we view that attachment. Anything that we attach to has a lifespan - it will age, get sick, and die, whether it be a person or a thing. How we handle it will...
  • Wildlife Captured during Mindful Hiking on Colorado Trails
    Mindful Hiking Reminds me that I am Connected to Source
    This summer I learned that mindful hiking, which can be considered a mindfulness exercise, is a pathway to Spirit and a reminder of how I am connected to everything, including Source. I wanted to share this experience.Mindful HikingThere is...
  • Meditating Vet
    Meditation and moral injury
    David Wood presented an excellent series of articles touching on the subject of what has come to be called “moral injury” . He explains that many of our combat veterans suffer from this. It is the pain that results from damage to a...
  • Easy Meditation Methods
    Easy meditation methods
    Mediation is a powerful remedy against many health issues. It can do indispensible wonders in your spirit, body and mind. Nevertheless, proper preparation must be done for an effective and useful meditation experience. If you are new to the world...
  • Meditation is an ageless tradition
    Relax your body, train your mind with Autogenic method
    Stress management techniques are important skills to develop and practice in order to help manage everyday anxiety. There are many ways to manage stress, all of them stimulate the body's relaxation response. This series of five articles will...
  • Craig Howell
    Great Metaphysical Gifts: Meditation music channeled just for you!
    Dear Readers, When my pal the metaphysical composer Craig Howell told me last week that he was moved to offer his Sacred Name Song for $30, I did not hesitate: I ordered two as birthday gifts and a third as a Christmas gift. Frankly, I was shocked...
  • Grandmaster Zhong Zhenshan on “You Yi Qiu Rou, Wu Yi Cheng Gang”
    Grandmaster Zhong Zhenshan on “You Yi Qiu Rou, Wu Yi Cheng Gang”
    Grandmaster Zhong Zhenshan is the 5th generation lineage holder of the Wu/Hao Style Tai Chi (Taiji) Chuan. During the 2014 International Tai Chi Symposium, he presented the history and features of Wu/Hao Style.Zhong stated that the creator of Wu...
  • Hypnotic Realities
    Get in your right mind with meditation
    Medical science is still working on understanding the findings of the yogi’s subjective experiences and the physical and mental health benefits of those experiences. The yogi’s experiences, and others like them, have led medical...
  • Rowing Upstream – meditation and loss of focus
    Rowing Upstream – meditation and loss of focus
    Every fall in this northwestern region we all go through the change of seasons in various ways, but almost all of us experience a gradual change in our own energies, from the lighter faster energies of the summer to the slower, more sedate...
  • What does life what from you
    What does life want from you
    Embrace the differences and experience the awakening of your biggest source of wisdom, your heart. When you want to know what your purpose in life is, maybe what your destiny is that you should be working on to be fulfilled in life, meditate. It...
  • Exercise is a practical step to improve mental wellbeing
    Pratical Steps For Enhancing Your Mental Health
    While many of us focus on losing weight and/or enhancing our physical fitness – both important factors for improving your overall health – not enough focus is put on how we can improve our mental health. There are practical steps you...
  • Meditation Area
    Buddhism for non-Buddhists
    Buddhism makes up the world's fourth largest world religion and one of the oldest. Religion in general has been slowly decreasing in many countries around the world as society changes and technology advances, but Buddhism has been one of the...