How to Invite the Bell

I go to many Buddhist events and everywhere, someone becomes the bell master and invites the bell. I listen to many dharma talks by many different dharma teachers and they often invite the bell. However, I have never come across another teacher who is as wonderful a bell master as Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. […]

What Are You Grateful For?

The gratitude dance is spreading like wildfire. Many people all over the world are celebrating what they are grateful for. You can participate by writing down what you are grateful for each day. Then you can watch the video. Then you can learn the dance! This looks wonderful and fun. My wife would always say […]

Hare Krishna Like You Never Heard It Before

This rendition of the Maha Mantra by C. C. White is the best one I have ever heard. It Is Hare Krishna like you never heard it before! It is recorded in a reggae style that is very sweet. The words, in case you are one of the 1% of people who haven’t heard Swami Bhaktivedanta’s […]

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

When I had my Ayurveda consult with Dr. Sarita Shrestha, I was told to learn the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and chant it frequently. The sheet of paper that I got with it had the above graphic as well as the following text: The meaning of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra The Sanskrit word maha means ‘great’, mrityu means […]

Channeling The Light Of Healing

Adele Selina channels this lovely guided meditation bringing on the light of healing. The sounds and images in this video have a vibrancy and loveliness that are uncommon in videos like this one. You can actually feel the light entering you if you follow her images. The video is dedicated to all of us who […]

Beginning Meditation

This video teach you a basic form of beginning meditation. To meditate, find a comfortable position on the floor or in a chair. You can even do it lying down if you take care not to fall asleep. Once you are comfortable, begin with several deep breaths. Then, simply observe your breathing. Do not try […]

The Jewel in the Lotus

The video below is an elegant way to practice “The Jewel In The Lotus.” It is a mantra of four syllables repeated over and over. You may have witnessed the Dalai Lama or some of his monk chanting this in other videos. The words of the mantra are “Om Mani Padme Hum.” Once you master […]

Guided Meditation For Letting Go

This guided meditation for letting go is by Lori Granger and is quite good. Her voice is soothing and the images are delightful. The music is calming and unobtrusive. The purpose of this guided meditation is to let go and just be! It is truly relaxing. After a number of belly breaths, we are guided […]

The Basic Irrelevance of the Human Condition

Modern cosmologists have investigated our place in the universe and has found that our lives on earth are basically irrelevant. Thomas Merton recognized this long before it became a scientific fact. He wrote this in The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton, which was published in 1975. This was almost fifteen years before cosmologists even proved […]

Interbeing

This dharma talk by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the insight interbeing. Interbeing describes the interconnectedness of all things. He says that we inter-are with the entire cosmos. Interbeing is an essential teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh. He coined the phrase and would like to see it in the dictionary. He also […]