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7 Reasons To Offer Incense

Burning Incense

When you light incense you can invoke space. You can do this by letting the smoke go where it wants. Who would try to tell smoke where to go? At the same time, space is a reminder of earth . . . read more about Burning Incense.
Meditation Posture

Meditation Posture

Today, many of us have come to regard speed, aggression and global-wide chaos and uncertainty as normal aspects of daily life. At the same time, there is a longing for simplicity and the space just to be with ourselves . . . read more about the Posture of Mindfulness Meditation.


Reading Buddhism

Reading Buddhism

The students of the Buddha shared his philosophical teachings and his meditation instructions by memorizing them and then telling them to others. In this way, the Dharma was preserved for hundreds of years until members of the Sangha were able to record the Buddha's teachings in writing . . . . read more about reading Buddhist Texts.

Contemplative Ikebana

Contemplative Ikebana

5th century China used flower arrangements as offerings to the Buddhist shrines and these arrangements illustrated understanding of how the Universe works. About 100 years later, flower arranging started to develop into domestic art forms celebrating imperial and noble houses . . . read more about the history ofJapanese Flower Arrangement.
Calligraphy

Calligraphy

When we draw something we understand it, we know it in a deeper way, we take in its nature and become interested in the something beyond ourselves. At the same time we are grounded in our bodies through the movement of the pencil or brush in the hand following the eye following the form . . . read more about the art of Brush Calligraphy.
The Home Shrine

Meditation Altar

People who feel inspired generally, but are as yet uncommitted to a specific lineage, still often enjoy creating a kind of "free-style" shrine to uplift their space, to accompany a meditation habit, or simply as an addition of elegance to home or office. . . read more about creating a Meditation Space
Tea Ritual

Tea Ritual

In the Japanese Tea Ceremony as it is sometimes called, host and guest leave familiar reference points behind and create a gentle space, without past or future. Preparing and serving a bowl of tea is a discipline of mindfulness and awareness, an awakening of the senses and a journey to an open heart . . . read more about The Way of Tea
Tea Ritual

Starting a Meditation Practice at Home

When you create a place to meditate in your house or apartment, make an effort to keep that space clear. It doesn't have to be big, but it should feel uncluttered. Having a designated space can remind us of our meditation practice and of the experience of spaciousness associated with it . . . read more about Meditation Practice at Home.
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