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Waking up to the world and taking a rest.

If waking and sleeping are two most important points in our day, Ophelia ponders, “What is a skillful way to sleep and to wake?”💡

Read here 👉🏻 bit.ly/3pr6prx
What is true love? ❤️

Ajahn brahm shares the 3 types of love in our life, with the third type being the highest form.

Watch to find out 👉🏻 bit.ly/3vO8IG8
With Singapore’s myriad of diverse identities, we can learn to appreciate its cultural melting pot with kindness and an open heart. ❤️

Reflecting on interfaith vignettes, we savour a common soup base.

What similarities do you think we share?

What teachings or practices from other faith/culture do you appreciate?

What qualities do you admire?

Learn more here 💡 bit.ly/2XUIipE
REPOST: 🌏 Eat mindfully to save the earth!

This #MindfulMonday, challenge yourself to be aware of the environmental impact you are making through the food you consume. Then, go beyond awareness and start changing the way you purchase and consume food.

Here are 3 ways:

1. If you can't let go of the delicious taste of meat, try to consume less or buy seafood that's wild-caught sustainably @mscecolabel_sg or seafood that's farmed sustainably. @asc_aqua

2. Try to go meatless for a day or a meal.

3. Give fruits and vegetables that do not pass the cosmetic standards a chance. @uglyfoodco

Which of the above 3 would you challenge yourself to do?

*Ahem* Of course, we hope your answer would be "All of the above" 😝

Have a mindful monday and the rest of the week!

#mindfulmonday #mindfuleating #mindfuleatingtips #savetheplanet #savetheearth #sustainableliving #uglyfruitandveg #meatlessmonday #sustainableseafood #vegetarian
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A type of love that can love death & mistakes.

Death happens. How should we approach it?

“Embrace it like the sun setting at the end of the day. “ says Ajahn Brahm

With Halloween just passing, let’s reflect on death!

Learn more
👉 bit.ly/3mDKmMg
Life is about making the best of what you have and being purposeful with it.

Some people are born with the right conditions to succeed while others have to work harder to achieve. Do we blame others for what they have and do we make the best out of our situation?

Are we busy trying to outdo others for the sake of it or are we trying to outdo ourselves?

In the end, what truly matters in life?

Selvie’s shares the story of how her dad had to forgo his dream of becoming a doctor and the 3 life lessons she learnt from it.

End the week well here 👉 bit.ly/3mKDpci
💬 Cultivating Right Speech is a big part of the Buddhist practice.

Part of it is about refraining from the use of harsh words and to speak words that are skillful and beneficial.

Traditionally, Right Speech refers to how we speak to others. But hey, we talk so much to ourselves!

Why not apply the principles of �Right Speech to our self-talk?

🗯 Just think about the words you feed to yourself each day. Are they actually useful?

Here are the most common things you might say to yourself on a daily basis and
🟢 how you CAN say it differently.

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When life is filled with itches, can you resist the temptation to scratch?

Luang Por Viradhammo shares his story of contacting poison ivy, life lessons from the itching and scratching, and the insight to true freedom.

Watch now: 👉https://bit.ly/lifelessons-poisonivy
Squid Game 🦑:

Light spoiler alerts‼️

A Netflix global phenomenon that has spread like wildfire. Greed, Hope, Fear all mixed together.

Beyond our screams of terror, what lessons can we learn from it? Here are 3 takeaways

👉 bit.ly/3F5YhkE
Appamādo amatapadaṃ, pamādo maccuno padaṃ

Appamattā na mīyanti, ye pamattā yathā matā


Mindfulness is the way to the Deathless (Nibbana); heedlessness is the way to Death. Those who are heedful do not die; those who are heedless are as if already dead.

- Dhammapada Verse 21
Another start of the week! #mindfulmonday

Life can throw us lemons. 🍋
Here are some words that can ground us and tide us through the week!

Which resonates with you?
Any phrases that's not on the list, which helped you in life?

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Do you want to feel more happiness?🤔

There are 3 practical ways you can try to always find happiness in the little things in life.

Maisie shares here! 👉
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‘JUST LET GO lah! You are a Buddhist leh!’
Ever told yourself or someone else that?

We all experience difficult times. However, suppressing them outright might be problematic.

Khema shares why🤔: bit.ly/3qQwxww
WHEN SHOULD YOU GIVE? ....TO ONLY BUDDHIST CAUSES?

Usually, when you ask someone 'where should a gift be given?', they will say 'where there is most merit, that is where it should be given.'

Ajahn Brahmali shares why it is not always the case.

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LDR (Long Distance Relationships) is hard.

Being far from love ones is no fairy tale. 🧚‍♂️

Remus shares how the Dhamma helped him through being far away from his partner.

Learn here👉 bit.ly/3l7yAZi
Goooooood Morning!!! 😁

Another #MindfulMonday challenge!

At the time you're reading this post, let's practice mindfulness together with the following steps:

Be aware of your posture (whether you are sitting, standing, or lying down)
What sensations can you feel? You may feel warm, cold, or your body weight on the surface you're on. Whatever the sensations, observe them with full acceptance for a minute or so.

It's ok if thoughts arise. Observe them without judging - "oh, I can't do this!", "am I doing this right?"... just trust in awareness.

Once a minute is up, reflect on your experience. What did you learn about yourself?


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Mindfulness is a word that is OVERUSED now.

They teach it in the military, in schools, in the parliament.

Some people criticise this because in order to rob a bank you have to be mindful, and to commit a successful crime or to murder somebody and get away with it takes a great deal of mindfulness.

So what is it?😮

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BORING? SUPERSTITIOUS?🤭

Common reactions we get when talking about chanting.

Ophelia challenges the way we look at chanting.

Read here ☺️ bit.ly/32WvUaU