TAG: buddhism

Waiting For God?

Julian Rose – Many individuals appear to be waiting for some one, or thing, to intervene and make things OK.

A Buddhist View of Free Will

Video – Does free will really exist? Author and Buddhist practitioner B. Alan Wallace discusses free will according to the Buddhist’s point of view.

12 Worst Ideas Religion Has Unleashed on the World

Valerie Tarico – In a world that is teeming with humanity, armed with pipe bombs and machine guns and nuclear weapons and drones, we don’t need defenders of religion’s status quo…

The Truth Will Set You Free: Time Does Not Exist

Hans Meijer, Contributor Waking Times Why Time Does Not Exist When we ask ourselves why we think time exists, most of us would say: because we see everything changing, always. And so it is: everything in and around us is constantly changing, from beginning until the end. The question is, however: is the reason for

The Principles of Zen

Julian Websdale, Contributor Waking Times Zen is a school of Mahayana Buddhism that developed in China during the 6th century as Chán. From China, Zen spread south to Vietnam, northeast to Korea and East to Japan. The word Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 禪 (dʑjen) (pinyin: Chán), which in turn is

The Spiritual Dimensions of the Martial Arts

Robert James Burati, New Dawn Waking Times He who wishes to live in an oriental martial art, rather than to just practice it on a physical level, must so train his consciousness to attain a self-discipline that at last his conscious mind will merge into an identity with the very principle of life itself. – Maurice

The Five Animals of Tai Chi, Hsing-I, and Bagua

Hal Mosher, Guest Waking Times Animals are an integral part of our lives as they serve as reminders of our deep connection to nature. The animal mind has not been tainted by societal conventions, and more importantly neither has its instincts. In martial arts practice, we try to cultivate the sense of ourselves we had

Kuan Yin: The Compassionate Rebel

Nitin Kumar, New Dawn Waking Times It is unfortunate that Buddhism’s most enduring (and universal) contribution to the world has been insufficiently translated as compassion. The original Sanskrit word is karuna, which holds within itself traces of the fragment ‘ru’, meaning to weep. While the Oxford dictionary describes compassion as pity bordering on the merciful, karuna

Colony Earth and The Rig Veda – Ritual, Spiritual Wisdom and Evolution

V. Susan Ferguson, Contributor Waking Times Note: This is the second part of a II part series by V. Susan Ferguson. Please review part I, here.  I have taken the off-world position of reading the Sanskrit texts through the eyes of an ancient astronaut, and interpret them through the filter of the more current science

The Dalai Lama and Buddhist Science

Gene Hart, Guest Waking Times Why does consciousness seem to complicate reality? – A question that arose in my mind upon hearing that His Holiness the Dalai Lama was coming to England to spread his teachings of non-violence. The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, was visiting Manchester to share his wisdom and knowledge,

11 Moments of Zen

Myrko Thum, Guest Waking Times Many teachings from Zen-Buddhism are told in short and delightful zen stories. They are usually designed to develop the mind and to free it from distortions and so to connect with our spirit. Some of them are really inspiring and enlightening. It is helpful to the mind to think about

The 14 Mindfulness Trainings

Waking Times The First Mindfulness Training: Openness Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, I am determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist teachings are guiding means to help me learn to look deeply and to develop my understanding and compassion. They

Get the latest Waking Times articles delivered to your inbox.

Get Waking Times delivered.

Your email address will remain confidential.