Nirvana Tag

During the past few months I've devoured several books on the Enneagram, an ancient spiritual road map that helps a person grow lighter and gain clarity once they've owned their lingering darkness and confusion. As I've read, I've captured dozens of pages of insights in my...

Mindfulness Meditation is not only the seventh path of the Noble Eight-fold Path, but is the core energy that puts the Buddha's teaching into action. It involves deliberate efforts to become more fully present to what’s happening right now, through: Pausing (before we have a negative reaction...

Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths and...

Our true nature is pure awareness, also known as nirvana, enlightenment, God, etc.; and is characterized by unlimited love, joy, peace, compassion, and equanimity.  Our existence as human beings is a conditional, physical manifestation of this awareness. This manifestation, like the manifestation of all things that...

Mindfulness Meditation is both a practice and a way of living that helps us—and those around us—to: Decrease suffering Increase happiness   Why We Suffer: Habitual thinking and reacting: to what other people say or do, to external events, to physical pain, to loss, to our own streams of thinking,...