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Buddhism for the rationalist

Buddhism for the rationalist

You are intrigued by Buddhist ideas, but you find any kind of belief or religion incompatible with your modern worldview? As a Buddhist and computer scientist, I try to explain why there’s no need for worry. Mindfulness and meditation have received a lot of positive...

Don’t  worry be happy!

Don’t worry be happy!

How Buddhist practice enriched my life "Hey, are you truly happy?" You've probably been asked this question before. The answer is not so easy because often we make our "happiness" dependent on many different factors that all have to be fulfilled, so that we can answer...

Meditation is mind vacation

Meditation is mind vacation

What meditation has in common with vacation; and why it is true relaxation of the mind; vacation means free-time and relaxation; meditation can have the same effects for the mind: it means to let go of one’s thinking and problems and to make one’s mind calm. Last...

Peace at the gas station

Peace at the gas station

The principle of cause and effect and how it affects our everyday lives. It all started with an ordinary everyday situation. I was going to a meeting with my Buddhist friends to meditate together. I had to go for gas before and parked my car in such a way that the...

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