Neuroimaging Study Reveals Buddhist Meditation's Impact on External Distractions

The Buddhist Channel, 8 September 2023

Moscow, Russia -- In a recent report published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology, traditional Buddhist meditation practices have been found to diminish attention towards external stimuli. The study titled "Traditional Buddhist Meditations Reduce Mismatch Negativity in Experienced Monk-Practitioners" was conducted by a team of fifteen researchers led by Sviatoslav V. Medvedev, a professor at the Institute of the Human Brain, Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, Russia.


The Buddha's Profound Insights about Life and Freedom

The Buddhist Channel, 9 August 2023

The Kaccānagotta Sutta made easy
Savatthi, India
-- In a contemplative gathering in Savatthi, a monk named Kaccayana Gotta approached the respected Blessed One, who was known for being very wise. Kaccayana had a question about something called "right view." He said, "Lord, people often talk about 'right view.' Can you please explain what it really means?"


Bamboo and the Buddha, Emblem of Spiritual Resilience

by Kooi F. Lim, The Buddhist Channel, 31 July 2023

[Suggestion: To enjoy the full immersion of this article, scroll down and play the video "Vertical Bamboo Flute “Misty Rain in Mount Jiuhua", then return here to read article ]

Kyoto, Japan -- In a realm where ancient traditions intertwine with the beauty of nature, lie ethereal sanctuaries where the essence of Buddhism dances in perfect sync with the whispers of bamboo leaves. Imagine strolling through a landscape adorned with vibrant shades of green, where bamboo groves sway in rhythm with the gentle breeze.


How to Gain the Jhānas of the Suttas

by Kumāra Bhikkhu, The Buddhist Channel, 27 July 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The jhānas are not gained by trying to gain them. They are gained by abandoning that which prevents them, i.e. the “five hindrances”. So, instead of thinking about how to gain the jhānas, we need to think about how to abandon the five hindrances.


The Dalai Lama's Teachings to Commemorate the Buddha’s Birth and Enlightenment

The Buddhist Channel, 23 June 2023

Dharamsala, HP, India -- On June 4th, the full-moon day of Saga Dawa, marking the fourth month of the Tibetan lunar calendar, Tibetans gathered to honor the birth and enlightenment of Buddha Shakyamuni. His Holiness the Dalai Lama delivered his annual teachings in commemoration of this occasion at Tsuglagkhang, the main Tibetan temple.


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