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I first rely on the practice of mindful breathing. I think of myself as a bird watcher. Bird watchers don’t try to make the bird go north or south, faster or slower, they just watch it as it is. In mindful breathing we come back to our in-...

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The ancient practice of chanting mantras has been shown to provide countless benefits. Thousands of different mantras are used in Buddhist and Hindu traditions, as well as in modern spirituality and medicine.

In this sound healing...

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It takes just moments to do this Buddhist practice presented by Pema Chödrön Foundation President Tim Olmsted. Try it and experience compassion, love, joy and equanimity in one breath. 

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Mindfulness is often spoken of as “the heart of Buddhist meditation.” However, its essence is universal. As the Theravadan monk and Buddhist scholar, Nyanaponika Thera, put it in his classic work, The Heart of Buddhist Meditation,...

Matthieu Ricard left a career in cellular genetics to study Buddhism in the Himalayas. He is now a Buddhist monk, a noted TED speaker, a humanitarian, and an international best-selling author.

Sometimes called the “...

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We spend many moments in a trance of feeling separate from others, deficient, and afraid of failure. Yet we intuit a deeper potential—to embody the loving awareness that is our deepest nature.

This meditation retreat with Tara Brach, the...