Why is Meditation important in Buddhism?

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts; it is made up of our thoughts.” ─ from Buddhist scripture, Dhammapada Chapter 1:1-2  It can be quite fascinating to explore the origins of some of the cultural and spiritual customs that have influenced our daily lives […]


How to Manage Stress Without Medication 

“The practice of meditation helps us to release the tension—within the body, within the mind, within the emotions—so that healing can take place.” – Thich Nhat Hanh, “This Is the Buddha’s Love”  Learning how to manage stress without medication is a useful skillset. In this post we will look at various alternatives. Although “stress” itself isn’t […]