Finding your peace when it lapses

There have been a lot of things going on with the government of the country I live that makes it very hard for me to stay in my usual peaceful mindset. Before it started up again I felt at peace with the world, and I didn’t feel like my ego, I felt removed from it.…

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What is the chant Teyata Gate Gate Paragate Parasam Gate Bodhi Soha for?

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How Should I approach a remote monastery in Himalaya to stay there for one month?

Did anyone went through this? Feel free to tell your story! If any got any idea, do we need to contact them few months before joining or just go visit there and talk to them? How should be my approach? How much would it cost (if it does). How would be the life during that…

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I often find myself to be bored when there is no chaos in my life

Hi, as you can see from the title thats pretty much it and I’m looking for some buddhist advice/philosophy on how to break that cycle of needing chaos. Funny enough, I look for tranquility when I’m actually in chaos and hate this cycle. Thank you submitted by /u/BenchEnough978 [link] [comments]Read More

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Buddha on how shame helps to avoid bad actions

This is as I heard. At one time the Blessed One was staying in the province of Sāvatthī, in Jeta’s park, at Anathapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then, late at night, a glorious deity, lighting up the entire Jeta’s park, went up to the Blessed One, bowed, stood to one side, and recited this verse: “A fine horse…

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What are the benefits of the Migtsema mantra?

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How to have dedication

Lately I’ve been having trouble maintaining determination towards my practice. I know logically that I’m not just going to give up Buddhism, and occasionally I’ll see/experience glimpses of the happiness that I already know can come from it, but I keep falling back into this state of ignorance and sloth, where I can’t see the…

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Can my dog rebirth in pureland if I play Amitabha Buddha chant for him?

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Warriors and Bacteria

These are actual questions and not meant to be snarky or gotcha. I’ve read about Buddhist warriors and militaries. Does modern Buddhism allow for such things, or is it a sort of historically misunderstood concept or something? I understand that all life is life, and all life is sacred. Still, as our scientific understanding of…

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Is there a background on which the mind operates?

Is the mental workings of our mind like birds flying through a vast sky? submitted by /u/hakuinzenji5 [link] [comments]Read More

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