From Lockdown & Quarantine to Holiday Blues: The Path of Meditation in a Time of Pandemic

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Ground Control to Major… In light of the heightened psychological stress that many of us are experiencing in the current pandemic, and now going into the winter holidays with condensed family time helping to ‘stir the pot’, the good news is that the Buddhist wisdom tradition has literally an unlimited amount of upāya (‘skillful means’ in […]

Meditation and Pilgrimage

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There is nothing religious about the practice of meditation or in visiting sacred places. In fact, there is nothing even Buddhist about it! The idea of pilgrimage here is that when one travels to explore sacred sites, one does so with a unique intention. This intention is different from the usual tourist’s reasons to travel. […]