Mindfulness of Breathing

Mindfulness of Breathing

There are many forms of meditation. Within Buddhism, the main focus is developing and cultivating mindfulness and moment-by-moment awareness, achieved through training and practice. According to the Buddha, there are are four aspects to be cultivated called the...
The Vimalakirti Sutra

The Vimalakirti Sutra

The Vimalakirti Sutra tells of an enlightened lay practitioner who debates a host of Buddhist disciples and bodhisattvas. Bodhisattvas are those Buddhist practicioners who are able to reach nirvana but delay doing so in order to save other suffering beings....
The Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra

One of the major daily chants at the Zen Mountain Monastery is the Heart Sutra, considered by many as capturing the essence of Buddhism in several short verses and well crafted lines. I was drawn to study this Sutra because of its seemingly high emphasis on negation...