Mindfulness of the Dharma is a blog about the teachings of the spirituality of mindfulness as taught by the historical Buddha who lived over 2,500 years ago.
Whether you are new to mindfulness or have been practicing for awhile, we are here to help you on your Journey.
From helpful resources and insights to terms and feedback from seasoned mindfulness practitioners, we can help guide you through your meditative practice. Browse the available resources below and let us know what you find helpful.
Mindfulness (Vipassana) Meditation:
The primary meditative practice offered by the Buffalo Mindfulness Community is vipassana (insight) meditation, as described in the Satipatthana Sutta (The Four Foundations of Mindfulness) and other supportive practices including Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati Sutta).
Loving-Kindness (Metta) Meditation
Metta is a Pali word for friendship or loving-kindness. It is taught as a meditation technique that cultivates our natural capacity for an open and loving heart. Metta is traditionally offered along with three other meditation practices: compassion; joy in the happiness of others; and equanimity (The Four Brahma-Vihara’s). These practices lead to the development of concentration, fearlessness, happiness and a greater ability to love.
Books, websites, and original sources. If you're looking for meditative practice in relation to a specific matter start here.
Ask a Monk
Do you have a question about the spirituality of mindfulness meditation? Send us your question and we'll have Bhante U Jotika Bhivamsa, a Burmese Buddhist monk now living in Asheville, NC, provide an answer. Of note, Bhante is teaching in Buffalo on July 31 and August 1. Click the link below for more information.
Looking for something a bit more in-depth? Try our beginners tool-kit.