Contemplation


      Life After Life After Life By Melia McClure       Reincarnation is the idea — many would say truth — that the soul exists before birth, incarnates in a physical body, departs the physical body upon death, and then is reborn, reincarnating in another physical body in a cycle that may last multiple lifetimes. Hinduism holds reincarnation as a central tenet. And …
The Power of Words Translation by Mi-Zhe A Cruel Remark With Lasting Consequences During a Bodhi Meditation Retreat, a young woman who had suffered depression for over a decade shared her story. When she was a little girl, her parents sent her to a dance class. An adorably plump child, she was bursting with enthusiasm about learning to dance. Her excitement was cruelly deflated, though, when the…
The Universe in One Flower, Bodhi With One Thought Translation and Rewriting by Lan Ma Reflections on the Interconnectedness of the Universe A flower contains the complete Universe. Any one of us is only a compassionate thought away from being Buddha. The Universe is one. We are all equally important parts of it. Whether you are aware of it or not, all parts of the Universe interact constantly. …
Water Knows the Message… Do You? By Gu-Feng Translated by Shing-Ning Water Is an Important Part of Us! An aerial view of the Earth has revealed it as a blue planet because 70% of its surface is covered with water. Coincidentally, 70% of the human body is water. Mankind cannot do without water. While we could live without food for seven days or more, we may not survive even three days w…
UFOs: The Search For Oneness By Wendy Sterndale Beyond stress relief, relaxation and anxiety reduction, some people meditate for clarity, in order to know themselves deeply and thoroughly. It can be said that meditation is a search for the source of your life. Disciplined meditators report that meditation is a way to reach the stars. City lights provide an imaginative metaphor for the night sky.…
        Transform Fate Through Virtuous Deeds and Meditation          A Dharma Teaching by Grandmaster JinBodhi   Karma: Life’s Cause and Effect            We’re here to make our life better: to be healthier, happier and more successful. But to make your cultivation of virtuous deeds and meditation effective, …
      Mother Nature Needs Our Compassion:The Melting of Earth’s Glaciers          By Ying Ri & Cindy Lee          The Tibetan Plateau, also known as the “Third Pole,” is home to 46,000 glaciers. The glaciers feed the vast rolling grasslands of the plateau and sustain lives.          But this majestic w…
      Clear the clutter,Clear your mind        Do you find yourself feeling overloaded every day as you race against time to complete your to-do list? And as you cope with your hectic schedule, how often are your emotions affected by the pile of clutter around you?        A messy environment often leads to strong unsettling emotional clutter…
      A Bowl of Rice, A Flash of Thought By Ning-jing            Two young men were very upset over all the obstacles they had encountered in their career. Together, they went to seek advice from a meditation master.          They found the meditation master seated with his eyes closed. They posed their questions to him. After …
During a Bodhi Meditation Retreat, a young woman who had suffered depression for over a decade shared her story. When she was a little girl, her parents sent her to a dance class. An adorably plump child, she was bursting with enthusiasm about learning to dance.