Mindfulness is relaxing with present moment awareness. Mindfulness is a science developed around 3,500 years back. Mindfulness was popular before Buddha, but Buddha formalized it and popularized it among common people. In modern Western society, mindfulness has been adapted for use in treatment of stress and depression, especially preventing dementia and alzheimer’s and also for assisting with emotional regulation. The seven factors of mindfulness are discussed. There are about 200 scientific articles on the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation. Scientist observed that mindfulness practice reduces stress and decreases volume of grey matter in the amygdala. Continue reading
Anapanasati is the heart of satipatthana, the heart of all four foundations of mindfulness. Anapanasati means to feel the sensations caused by the movements of the breath in the body, as is practiced in the context of mindfulness. Anapanasati is a core Read more….
As the morning star appeared in the eastern sky, he became an enlightened one, a Buddha. When the Buddha rose from his meditation at last, he gazed at the tree in gratitude, to thank it for giving him shelter. From then on, the tree was known as the Bodhi tree.
In the moment of enlightenment Buddha did not find any God, but he found that the whole existence as divine – full with light and consciousness. His heart was full with compassion. He becomes more loving, more kind, more compassionate. Continue reading