When we take a general view of the wonderful stream of our consciousness, what strikes us first is the different pace of its parts. William James, 1892 Everything Flows About the same time the Buddha was teaching about impermanence, Heraclitus … Continue reading Heraclitus – The Flow of Impermanence
It may be that sufficient definitions of “self” and “consciousness” can be found. The mind can be so fluid in building and reshaping our sense of self and consciousness that there may be nothing lasting to hold onto. Even so, … Continue reading Objects and States of Mind
The cultivation of “metta” as a virtue dates back to times before the Buddha, so it would be a mistake to call it a uniquely Buddhist virtue. However, many practitioners of Metta meditation come to activity via the Buddhist traditions. … Continue reading What Is Metta Meditation?
Those who have discovered the benefits of mindfulness and meditation may also begin to wonder about things like: What if I had started this when I was much younger? Can children benefit from mindfulness and meditation? So far, studies and … Continue reading Mindfulness For Children
What is meditation? Although there are differing opinions and definitions, most forms of meditation seek to train the mind or cultivate certain states of consciousness. This may include relaxation, developing compassion, managing internal energy flow (e.g. chakra, qi, etc.) or … Continue reading What Is Meditation?