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Dharmawisdom.org’s mission is to help you conduct your personal exploration of the dharma. Within our archive of articles by Phillip Moffitt, you will find teachings on a wide variety of subjects—from mindfulness meditation practices to Buddhist psychological insights for dealing with difficult emotions—that will help guide you on your spiritual journey.
The Five Precepts
The Five Precepts constitute the basic Buddhist code of ethics.
The Body As Spiritual Path
Body awareness can be both a path to the realization of the dharma and a means for learning to stay present in every moment.
Taking in the Good Meditation
When you are experiencing difficulty in some aspect of your life that is clouding your mind and causing you to contract, practicing this meditation can help soothe your suffering and clarify your thinking.
Surrendering to Suffering
If you wish to develop understanding, kindness, and clarity, you must willingly surrender to dukkha, the inevitable pain of life.
Striking a Balance between Effort and Ease in Yoga & Life
It takes a certain amount of will to practice yoga, and the same is true in life. But excessive willfulness creates tension. Finding the balance between will and acceptance in life is what you are learning in your yoga practice.
Still Mind, Moving Body
Andrea Miller profiles five teachers who combine hatha yoga and Buddhist meditation. is this the perfect mind–body practice?
Starting Your Day with Clarity
What your mind does right after awaking strongly affects you throughout the day. Therefore, the first moments after waking up is the perfect time for grounding yourself in your intentions.
If you want to make lasting change in your life, practice starting over.
Starting a Mindfulness Meditation Practice
Through the practice of mindfulness meditation, you can develop the ability to be fully aware moment-to-moment in daily life.
Start With Your Body
Cultivating awareness in the body can lead to the realization of your true nature.