Basic Introduction into Lojong – Part 2: Bodhicitta

Based on Chapter Chapter 12 “Lojong” of my book Buddhism for Overthinkers. Trier & Vachendorf: Buddha TS Publishing, 2018. [formerly known as : Rationalism versus Spiritualism and Atheism versus Polytheism in Buddhism. Berlin: epubli, 2015.] The need of this training is very clear. Our mind works very ‘ego-centered’ and of course there is a contradiction betweenContinue reading “Basic Introduction into Lojong – Part 2: Bodhicitta”

Basic Introduction into Lojong – Part 1: Background knowledge

Based on Chapter Chapter 12 “Lojong” of my book Buddhism for Overthinkers. Trier & Vachendorf: Buddha TS Publishing, 2018. [formerly known as : Rationalism versus Spiritualism and Atheism versus Polytheism in Buddhism. Berlin: epubli, 2015.] Lojong (བློ་སྦྱོང་ , blo sbyong) is a practice from Vajrayana, and thus from Tibetan Buddhism. It is often translated as ‘mind training’. The practice itself wasContinue reading “Basic Introduction into Lojong – Part 1: Background knowledge”

Ngöndro and Tonglen

Based on Chapter 3 “Meditation” of my book Buddhism for Overthinkers. Trier & Vachendorf: Buddha TS Publishing, 2018. [formerly known as : Rationalism versus Spiritualism and Atheism versus Polytheism in Buddhism. Berlin: epubli, 2015.] In Hinduism, a quite important meditation is Chakra Meditation. For many people, chakra meditation might look quite esoteric, but the idea of chakraContinue reading “Ngöndro and Tonglen”

Meditation in Mahayana-Buddhism

Based on Chapter 3 “Meditation” of my book Buddhism for Overthinkers. Trier & Vachendorf: Buddha TS Publishing, 2018. [formerly known as : Rationalism versus Spiritualism and Atheism versus Polytheism in Buddhism. Berlin: epubli, 2015.] When people in the West think of East Asian Buddhism, the first thing which probably pops into the mind is the schoolContinue reading “Meditation in Mahayana-Buddhism”

Anapanasati and Metta

Based on Chapter 3 “Meditation” of my book Buddhism for Overthinkers. Trier & Vachendorf: Buddha TS Publishing, 2018. [formerly known as : Rationalism versus Spiritualism and Atheism versus Polytheism in Buddhism. Berlin: epubli, 2015.] Meditation is extremely important in Buddhism as it is necessary to gain enlightenment. As Bhante Dhammananda explained: “Meditation will help him [i.e.Continue reading “Anapanasati and Metta”

Dhyana: The contemplation of right concentration

Based on Chapter 3 “Meditation” of my book Buddhism for Overthinkers. Trier & Vachendorf: Buddha TS Publishing, 2018. [formerly known as : Rationalism versus Spiritualism and Atheism versus Polytheism in Buddhism. Berlin: epubli, 2015.] “To develop life to the highest level means reaching a stage of life that is free from all problem and all dukkha.”Continue reading “Dhyana: The contemplation of right concentration”

[En Español] Breve introducción a mi judeo budismo (VI): La Purificación

Por Timo Schmitz Como se mencionó en los capítulos anteriores, Isaak Luria supuso que Dios envió vasos a la Tierra, pero como los vasos eran demasiado frágiles, se rompieron y la luz divina que estaba almacenada en los vasos llovió como chispas. Por lo tanto, los seres humanos fueron creados para rectificar el mundo, paraContinue reading “[En Español] Breve introducción a mi judeo budismo (VI): La Purificación”