Meditation

  • 3 Things I Learnt as a Buddhist Monk

    Last time, I wrote about my two-year experience as a Buddhist Monk in a Taiwan Monastery, describing what day to day life was like. Today, I’d like to elaborate on the key lessons I learned during that ...

  • How Realizing Cause and Effect leads to Peace

    Cause and effect is a natural law that applies to all phenomena throughout the universe, both in the physical realm and the mental realm. It is a law explaining that everything has a cause, and all causes ...

  • How to Realize Your Inner Peace in all Situations

    Being a calm and cool person is an extremely special trait which is becoming increasingly difficult to find in the hectic nature of our modern society. When a person is calm, his energy affects all the ...

  • Life after being a Buddhist Monk – The Bodhi Life

    It's now been six months since I left the monastic life to return to the secular world. Before that, I was a Buddhist Monk in Taiwan's biggest monastery, Fo Guang Shan, studying, learning, and practicing ...

  • Life is a Great Lesson and Everything is Teaching Us

    In the movie Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks famously said, "Life is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you're going to get". The thing is, we are continually reminded of the validity of this quote ...

  • Making Peace with the Present Moment

    Making peace with the present moment means making peace with ourselves, with others, and with the totality of life. Once peace with all phenomena is established, we can abide in great joy, harmony, and ...

  • My Experience as a Buddhist Monk

    My two years as a Buddhist Monk in the world's biggest monastery, Fo Guang Shan Taiwan, was and most likely will ever be, the most profound and enriching experience of my life. Today I wish to share with ...

  • The Magic of Impermanence and its Power to Liberate

    What is Impermanence? Impermanence is a natural law of the universe that applies to all phenomena in the external and internal world. It is easy to understand impermanence when we have a firm grasp of ...

  • The Power of a Concentrated Mind

    In the age of technological advancement, where we have the internet, every social media and all forms of entertainment at our fingertips, it has become easier than ever to find distractions that eat up ...

  • The Ultimate State of Nirvana and How to Realize it.

    Nirvana is the ultimate state of being where all types of suffering cease forever. It is a state of purity, peace, quiescence, and timelessness. Buddhism defines Nirvana as ending the perpetual cycle ...

  • Vipassana Meditation

    Earlier on, we explored in detail the importance of mindfulness and concentration and how to develop it in our everyday life. Once we are able to concentrate the mind and know how to remain mindful moment ...

  • What exactly is Non-Self and how do I live it?

    What is Non Self? The theory of Non-Self explains that within our own unique human experience, there is, in fact, no permanent, underlying entity we can truly identify as Me or I. This idea is easier ...

  • What is Mindfulness Meditation

    Mindfulness is the single most important practice we can undertake that improves every single aspect of our life. When we integrate mindfulness into our daily routine, we will find that our health improves, ...