Theravada Buddhism

Theravada Buddhism, based on the Pali tradition, is the primary form of Buddhist teachings and practice in South East Asia and is the source of much of the Insight and Vipassana practices in the West.

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Relax and Be Aware
Relax and Be Aware: Mindfulness Meditations for Clarity, Confidence, and Wisdom

Since mindfulness is known to be so physically, mentally, and spiritually beneficial, why not practice it right now? Why not in every moment? Burmese Buddhist master Sayadaw U Tejaniya writes that we can indeed practice in this way, and the key is not forceful effort but rather a continuous gentle remembering of our intention to renew our awareness. Thirty-one short chapters—“A Month of Daily Life Meditations”—show precisely how to build a daily life meditation practice that steadily develops relaxation, refreshment, and enlightenment.

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Finding Freedom in Illness

In this online course, Peter Fernando, a former monastic and longtime student of his own chronic pain and illness, offers us the tools we need to discover deep well-being in the midst of difficulty and dis-ease.

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Entering the Path

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