Persecution of Loving Kindness, Compassion, Meditation and Equanimity

Why do we develop the Four Heart qualities   – Loving kindness ( Metta ) – Compassion (Karuna) – Meditation (Mudita) – Equanimity (Upekkha) Accompanied with wisdom, the cultivation of these abodes in the heart leads to the liberation of suffering (Dukkha) which is formed by enmity, anger and aversion. We train our minds to have pure, well-promoting intentions born. […]

Hara meditation

What is Hara?   Your harp point is about 2 to 3 centimeters below your navel. Hara is also called the source of life in Japan and China. Hara meditation by Anando Würzburger   The Hara meditation, developed by Anando Würzburger, is not only a meditation, but also a sedative exercise. The Hara meditation is also very suitable for people […]

Recognizing, Acceptation, Investigation, Non-Identification

Within the Vipassana Meditation or also Insight Meditation it is possible to apply the mnemonic RAIN. RAIN stands for Recognition, Acceptation, Investigation and Non-Identification. You can apply this as follows during meditation: Recognize At the start of the meditation you have the intention to stay with your meditation object. Often the breathing as you can observe it in the abdomen. […]

The 7 factors of enlightenment

The ‘ seven factors of enlightenment’ in Buddhism are mainly a deepening on three aspects of the ‘ Eightfold Path’ . Namely on proper effort, proper attention and proper meditation . The seven factors of enlightenment are also a counterpart to ‘ The five obstacles ‘ (the five obstacles can overshadow the 7 factors of enlightenment). According to Buddhist teachings, […]

THE FIVE HUNDREDS (in meditation and in daily life)

The five obstacles can be strong forces and occur with everyone. Both during the meditation process and in daily life. The five obstacles are also called the five ‘covers’ or ‘overshadows’. The obstacles namely overshadow clarity, concentration, attentiveness and correct insight ( lighting factors ). The five obstacles are: sensory desire or greed anger, irritation or aversion drowsiness or slowness […]