The world of religion and spirituality has always been interwoven with rituals and symbols – so is Buddhism. Symbols are signs, which contain meaning that only the initiated ones can understand. Therefore, they always have something mysterious for those who don’t know them. Read on and learn more about 12 of the essential symbols of Buddhism! Read More
Life and work of the Dalai Lama
"We do not live to believe, but to learn." (Dalai Lama)
The Dalai Lama celebrates his birthday on July 6, 2019 – he is turning 84! For this joyful event, we created an overview of his life and work. Enjoy reading!
The law of attraction is easier than it seems. You just need to know how the principle of mental and emotional attraction works and how to use it. If you have already tried to implement the principle, but not always got the results or not in the speed you expect, then read on. Read More
We humans are not only made of flesh and blood, we also have an energetic vibrational field that surrounds us: our aura or our energy body. We interact with our fellow human beings and our environment not only physically, but also energetically. On the level of our emotions, we usually perceive very easily the difference between positive and negative energy or a high and low frequency. Read More
"Stories help children sleep but also to wake up adults." (Jorge Bucay)
In Zen Buddhism, there is a very special kind of short story, which the Zen masters tell their students – the so-called Koans. The Zen masters teach their disciples wisdom about which they then meditate to understand their deeper meaning. Let's take a look at 10 Zen stories written by Buddhist Zen masters, which convey profound insights and wisdom.
Only a few decades ago, meditation was known as the spiritual practice of Buddhist monks and Indian yogis. Yet nowadays, even Hollywood stars, footballers and politicians are meditating. That is not surprising; after all, the positive effect of meditation on the general well-being is renowned worldwide. Science has proven the impact of meditation on the human brain several times. Let's take a look at the neuroscience perspective on meditation. Read More
Around the globe, Buddhists celebrate the most important full moon of the year this weekend. Full moon days always have a special place in the Buddhist calendar. However, once a year there is a very special full moon: Vesak. On this day, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death. This special holiday falls on a different date each year, always on the first full moon day of the fourth month in the Gregorian calendar. This year Vesak is on May 19, 2019. Read More
The chakras are especially renowned from the yoga tradition. However, the energy centres through which life energy flows in humans, exist not only in Asian philosophies and practices, but also in Native American and African cultures, such as the Hopi, Inka, and Zulu. We have compiled an overview of the seven chakras, their meaning and characteristics and their influence on your well-being. Read More
The Flower of Life and Sri Yantra are meaningful spiritual symbols, which are several thousand years old and becoming increasingly popular nowadays. These impressing patterns of Sacred Geometry are often worn as jewellery, especially pendants and necklaces. Yet what are these mysterious symbols all about? Read on and find out! Read More
Hematite – The Power of the Earth
If there is a stone that effectively dissolves negative energies and attracts positive ones, then it is hematite. This particular stone is known for its metallic-silver colour when polished. As an elegant gemstone, it is often used in bracelets, necklaces and earrings. It is not only beautiful as jewellery, but also acts as a powerful healing stone for many physical and emotional ailments. After all, it promotes the balance of body, soul and spirit and thus fosters a general well-being.
The moon mirrors itself in the still waters of a lake, yet the moon itself is unaware of it. The same way, the lake does not know that it reflects the image of the moon. However, both the moon and the lake as well as the mirror image exist. This is Zen – the awareness of a sublime truth that is subtle and abstract. Read More