Dharana Blog

Welcome to our Little Meditation Blog. Here you can find our latest posts. It's regularly updated and filled with interesting articles about the practice of Meditation in everyday life. I hope it serves as a source of inspiration and valuable ideas that help you bring your meditation practice to the next level.
11/12/2017
overcome belief systems that lead to tension and pain

Overcome Belief Systems that Lead to Tension and Pain

It is our belief systems that govern our thoughts, feelings and our actions to a large extent. And it is mostly through conditioned thoughts, feelings and actions that we create and navigate the story of our life. In this article I am going to explore how belief systems usually arise […]
05/12/2017
Attention as a Facet of Loving Kindness

Attention as a Facet of Loving Kindness

Did you know that attention can be one of the greatest gifts you could offer either to yourself or others? In this short article I am going to explore the idea that we can offer our attention to living beings or inanimate things in order to nourish them.   Offering […]
28/11/2017
The Powerful Benefits of Genuine Humility

The Powerful Benefits of Genuine Humility

I believe that humility is a great virtue that can offer amazing benefits. My current understanding of its mechanics is surely very limited – but I find it deeply fascinating and intriguing nonetheless. In this article I am going to share a few thoughts about this precious state in the […]
23/11/2017
The Importance of Contemplating Death

The Importance of Contemplating Death

The reflection on impermanence, death, decay and dying is one of the most important contemplations I have ever encountered. The reason for giving such importance to this point is that it can lead to a direct – and often radical – shift within my attitude. It creates a totally different […]
11/10/2017
Finding Truth Beyond Views and Opinions

Finding Truth Beyond Views and Opinions

The possibility of finding truth beyond views, opinions, cultural and personal conditioning is what this path of meditation and mindfulness is offering us. But why go to such great lengths of study, contemplation and spiritual practice in order to find truth? Because truth sets us free – and in this […]
04/10/2017
Walking Meditation – Taking Mindful Steps

Walking Meditation – Taking Mindful Steps

Since The Buddha praises walking Meditation in one specific discourse (Cankama Sutta – The Discourse on Walking): “Monks, there are these five benefits of walking up & down. What five? One is fit for long journeys; one is fit for striving; one has little disease; that which is eaten, drunk, […]
27/09/2017
Three Perceptions - Anicca Dukkha Anatta

The Three Perceptions – Anicca, Dukkha and Anatta

The three perceptions are a way to observe phenomena arising within consciousness in terms of three characteristics. The more we are able to see through into the reality of our experiences, the more we will discover these three “marks”. Upon discovering them, we go through a gradual process of release […]
20/09/2017
How to Deal with Challenging and Weird Thoughts

How to Deal with Challenging and Weird Thoughts

Sometimes when we sit down and meditate, we might suddenly be flooded by an array of crazy and weird thoughts. In this article I will explain why this usually happens and how to deal with this common phenomenon. I might also explain why the Buddha could have been an alien […]
13/09/2017
How Gratitude can Help Change your Life Instantly

How Gratitude can help Change your Life Instantly

Change your life instantly! Use gratitude NOW and discover happiness for free!!! I know, the title of the blog might come across a bit cheesy, but bear with me. I actually mean to talk exactly about the fact that gratitude can help you to change your entire life in an […]
31/08/2017
Presence and Goals – Adding Quality and Direction

Presence and Goals – Adding Quality and Direction

How is it possible to live our life in presence while pursuing important goals? Are these two facets of being and doing not mutually exclusive? In this article I will talk about how to combine these two qualities skillfully.   Having Goals & Navigating our Story If life was a […]
24/08/2017
Looking Through the Fabricating Mind

Looking Through the Fabricating Mind

If you are a human being born and raised in this world you may be familiar with the various habits of an overactive mind. You might have noticed the constant and unstoppable stream of thoughts, an endless narrative based on the way we are brought up and fed by culture, […]
17/08/2017
Attitude and Technique - The Fundamentals of Meditation

Attitude and Technique – Fundamentals of Meditation

There are many Meditation Techniques allover this world. A few of them are well known, others are only accessible to initiates. It appears to be the case that many people are concerned about these various techniques. They wonder which one to practice and for how long. But in our quest […]