Many in the West may see Buddhism as more of a philosophy than a religion, but for millions of people worldwide Buddhism is very much a faith – and prayer is part of their COVID-19 response.
The enduring popularity of knitting lies in its practicality, portability and mental health benefits. As the mercury drops and we head outside for bracing walks, it's time to knit a woollen scarf.
Buddhist monks have been chanting sutras to provide spiritual relief during the coronavirus crisis. A scholar of Buddhism translates some Buddhist teachings into ways we can deal with uncertain times.
Concepts from Buddhism can provide us with some solace during this pandemic. By thinking like a Buddhist we can focus on existential facts, aiming to understand them and to practise meditation.
The routine of life has been disrupted for most people as they stay at home to slow down the further spread of the coronavirus. A scholar who studies boredom offers some helpful tips.
We can use anxious thoughts as triggers to engage in activities that not only manage anxiety but to help us build positive mental health habits for the future.
A lot of claims have been made about the benefits of tai chi, but do they all stand up?
As the practice of mindfulness grows, more thought needs to be given to how it can be used in under-served communities
Despite celebrity endorsements and growing popularity of the practice, there's still little scientific proof to support these claims.
Buddhist meditation apps are an increasingly popular stress-reliever for people on the go. But do these apps really work? Or are they products of a lucrative industry contributing to a tech addiction?
A new film contends that meditation can transform us from individuals in chaos to calm beings - and in turn change the world.
Mindfulness aligns itself with science and academia to be seen as credible but it lacks any real evidence.
Devotees from many parts of the world are visiting the ailing 92-year-old monk, who has retired to a Buddhist temple. He taught how the practice of mindfulness could be combined with daily actions.
Thurman was 30 years older than King: the same age, in fact, as King's father. Among his most significant contributions was bringing the ideas of nonviolence to the civil rights movement.
At times we just don't know what's the right thing to do. St. Ignatius, who founded the Society of Jesus, developed a method of discernment that can be useful even to those who are not religious.
The exam period can be a stressful time for students. Here are a few strategies to help students cope.
Science shows that this simple mindfulness technique improves concentration and working memory.
Anti-psychotic drugs work well for only about 30 per cent of schizophrenia patients. Meditation can offer them a route to self-acceptance and reduced anxiety.
Meditation and yoga affect the brain's stress response system to help us feel more relaxed. They can even lower our blood pressure.
In Theravada Buddhism, ordaining to be a monk and donating the merit thus gained is one of the greatest honors that a person can give to another – in this case to the late Navy SEAL officer.