:Buddhism

Spit It Out - The Essence Of Buddhist Desire

Daniel Williams | Posted 31.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Williams

I have been away for a while. Away from civilisation (to an extent), technology, work, and news - all the stuff that tends to come with civilisation. Last year I ordained as a Buddhist monk for about six months and until the beginning of the year have been living in forests in small Kutis in Thailand.

We Need To Remember Our Connections To Ensure A Fashion Revolution

Noorin Khamisani | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Style
Noorin Khamisani

This week is a time for us to reflect on our connections. If we can feel we are part of one large human family, we can truly make better choices, strive to support brands that work ethically and push "conventional" brands to work harder at improving their supply chains.

I Was Held Hostage At Gunpoint

Emma Slade | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Emma Slade

life less ordinary banner The fear of dying gave me a deep sense of how precious my life is and of how much I did not want to waste it. This feeling began to slowly seep into my life and led to my decision to leave the City and begin a long quest to feel clearer about the meaning and potential of my own human life.

Five Ideas From Buddhism That Everyone Should Know About

Joanna Cates | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Cates

Buddhism is variously described as a spiritual tradition, a religion and a philosophy. Now I can't possibly do justice to the ancient wisdom of Buddhism in a short post like this. And I in no way want to distort or dilute these ideas. But as a psychologist I have been astounded at the psychological insight that is to be found in Buddhist teachings.

Defensive, Who Me?

Christina Robert | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

Between Brexit, Trump and the Oscars, there is a lot to think about these days. Top of my list is how do I deal with the fact that after years of working on my inner peace and unity conscience I discover that there are people out there I really want to punch in the nose?

Pssst - There's A New Book Coming

Ruby Wax | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I'm working on my next book. You say (and by you, I mean me) you'll never write another one, the next thing you know is that you're expecting. The fa...

Carrot On A Stick

Tom Cook | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cook

But we do have a place in the world, there's no need to fashion one out of thin air. We're part of a wonderfully diverse and tolerant society, and an incredibly complex ecosystem. We fulfill our potential by simply living and working, and being nice to each other and the environment.

How To Integrate Mindfulness Into Your Life

Georgia James | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Mindfulness classes in Westminster, schoolchildren meditating in lessons, grown adults poring over ‘zen’ colouring books, mindfulness-based therap...

The Art of Psychic Manifestation: Seeking Your Desires

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

As the old Rumi saying goes "What you seek is seeking you", but I want to go deeper than this. The most important step in manifestation is knowing you...

A Key to Success: Attaching a Higher Purpose

Noelle Reno | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

We spend so much time thinking about what others can do for us - or what they aren't doing for us - that we end up strangling off our own energy in the process. Once you learn to give you start to get - physically, mentally, or emotionally.

The Buddha of Absolute Freedom

Karen Dobres | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Dobres

A long time ago I read a story briefly featuring someone called 'The Buddha Of Absolute Freedom'. Not a central character, but one who momentarily connected with the hero of the story to show him the way on his journey.

How Compassion Is Like Chocolate Cake

David Roland | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Roland

I had been recovering from posttraumatic stress disorder, a result of my work as a clinical and forensic psychologist when a stroke hit me out-of-the-blue. Any thoughts I'd entertained of resurrecting my career as a practising psychologist were blown away.

Travel Is..: What I Experienced On My Solo Quest To Southeast Asia.

Lucy Wilson | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

Travel is being independent and going along with my gut instincts. It's about trusting and building a relationship with myself. Travel is about finding myself as a person.

Burmese Days: Tales from Myanmar

Arabella Noortman | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Arabella Noortman

Myanmar opened up to tourism recently. I felt lucky to have experienced the splendour of the place so freshly unveiled. It was rather like witnessing a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis with tremulous legs, quivering with beauty and fragility, taking its first few steps into the wider world.

Does a Glimpse at Happiness Make it More Painful When It Passes?

Helen Osborne | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Osborne

Maybe it is like the old adage better to have loved and lost than never have known love at all. Except it isn't really lost - according to the Buddhists, I just need to remove the obstacles that get in contentment's way. Happiness is our natural state, maybe I need to stop trying quite so hard, in every direction.

Embrace Change and Life Becomes Easy

Jojo Furnival | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I am currently living in a Buddhist community in northern Thailand. Everyday we practice meditation, and mindfulness is a way of life; it is embedded in the way we talk, walk, work and eat.

What Kind of Happiness Are You Seeking?

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

How much do we really know about happiness? From a Buddhist perspective, all sentient beings, including animals, seek happiness. We have a subconscious instinct to seek happiness - even though many of us don't have a clear idea what it is, or how to achieve it...

Who Owns Yoga? - The Feature Film Support Our Kickstarter Campaign

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Yoga is everywhere these days. It's fair to say it's become well and truly mainstream. In most Western cities yoga studios are as ubiquitous as fast-food joints or liquor stores. 20 million Americans say they practice yoga. So, what exactly is happening here? How can we explain the meteoric rise of yoga?

Death Becomes Us: Why We All Need to See Death and Decay

Carla Valentine | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Carla Valentine

I've worked with human remains in various guises for over 10 years and the idea of interacting with them, for example at medical museums, is currently particularly contentious.

Mummified Monk Discovered INSIDE Ancient Bronze Statue

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Tech

Mummified remains of a prominent Buddhist master have been discovered inside a bronze statue of Buddha. It's believed that the mummified remains ar...

200-Year-Old Mummified Monk 'Is Still Alive' According To Experts

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

A 200-year-old monk found mummified in Mongolia is not dead but in a deep state of meditation according to high level Buddhists. The body was confi...

Terror in the Valley - Hatred Worldwide

Richard Reoch | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Richard Reoch

Islamophobia is a global epidemic. The horrific massacre of children and teachers at the Army Public School in Peshawar, in a valley of Pakistan's Khyber Pass, is just the latest in the litany of terror that feeds this mistrust and hatred worldwide.

When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Last week, with little fanfare and under heavy security, an historic meeting took place in Rome which marked a turning point in interfaith relations. Inside the 16th century Casina Pio IV villa, home to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, seven clerics representing over five billion people overcame lingering traditions of suspicion to commit to the eradication of modern day slavery by the year 2020.

Louise Ridley

The Monk Who Gave Up Acting With Laurence Olivier To Lead Buddhism In Britain's Prisons

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is featuring its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on their f...

Tibetan Monk Loses Life's Work On Tube After Posing For Boris Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A Tibetan monk, distracted by a selfie with Boris Johnson on the tube, lost his life's work by leaving behind his laptop containing his near-finished...