I've been researching what the Buddha and Buddhist teachers have said about mindfulness. The Buddha taught that we should cultivate mindfulness of our bodies and the sensations in our bodies as well as of our mental processes and the phenomena in front of us.
I'm a bit hung up on the sensation part. I have tinnitus, which is a fancy word for "ringing in the ears." Except I don't hear ringing; I hear crickets.
Badly taught Buddhists or just raw beginners seem to believe that the Buddha taught that all creatures are Buddhas. To borrow from the Mahaparinirvana Sutra this is like believing fresh milk from a cow is already butter. Well, it is... Read Post
If there was a Buddhist instructor today who taught that men are superior to women, and that women are slaves to their bodies and thus incapable of transcending the bonds of the physical world, odds are he wouldn't get invited to s... Read Post
The Buddha taught that mindfulness has four foundations. These are mindfulness of body (kayasati), of feelings or sensations (vedanasati), of mind or mental processes (cittasati), and of mental objects or qualities (dhammasati).... ... Read Post