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 […]

Question of the week: What changes with the equal pay law?

Women earning less than Men according to Federal Statistical Office  According to calculations by the Federal Statistical Office, women currently earn an average of just under € 4.50 per hour less than their male counterparts. The reasons for this are complex and the differences often incomprehensible to many employees. However, the law on the promotion of transparency of pay structures […]