This article was originally written by Christina Sarich and published on The Mind Unleashed
As westerners we often discount the simple wisdom offered by eastern cultures, only because we have been programmed to doubt subtle nuances in human relationship, and the crazy, simple wisdom which informs them.
As Menday Wang points out in Eastern vs. Western Culture, Eastern people live in time, which means that they follo Read More
Samadhi – Bliss
The final steps of yoga, after asana, pranayama, mantra, and mudra are dharana, dhyana and finally samadhi (videya mukti), or the state of eternal bliss, also called Satori in the Zen tradition. Before these advanced yogic practices can be undertaken with any success, it can take years of practicing the more elementary levels of physical postures, breathing exercises, mudra, and mantra. The pa Read More
Meditation Path in Kyoto, Japan
I’ve been guilty. I know you have too. With the best intentions I’ll write in my iCalendar, MEDITATE! Perhaps you’ve sent yourself a text or put it in your iPhone. You’ve discussed it with your friends. You tell yourself you don’t have the time to meditate, but the truth is, you can’t afford not to. The Buddha himself once said that medi Read More