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Rappler's latest stories on meditation


He is insane. He is possessed.

Jun 10, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Dear children, as for those who dare to teach you error, pray for them and forgive them. They might be insane or possessed. They need God.

What drives Gina Lopez?

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Environment Secretary Gina Lopez vows to make things happen now that she s in government What keeps her going?

LOVE FOR COUNTRY. DENR Secretary Gina Lopez, a longtime environment advocate, talks to Rappler about what it's like to be on the other side of the fence. Screenshot from Rappler

OMG! Did you say OM?

Nov 03, 2014 - 9:30 AM

A Catholic priest cautions us that the devil may be in yoga practice I suggest that the Devil has always been in our capacity to demonize people whose spiritual practice does not conform to our own

Meditation changes your brain

Oct 17, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Meditation used to be the exclusive province of robed and hooded men enacting an ancient tradition Now science has joined them

Thousands of candles form PH map in world record bid

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:25 AM

A total of 56 680 candles formed the Philippine map in Iloilo The old world record set by Pakistan in December 2009 appears to have been topped

WORLD RECORD BID. Participants stand next to lit candles in a bid to set a new world record for largest flaming image in Iloilo on April 14, 2014. Photo by Tara Yap/AFP

Stressed out Americans seek mindful peace

Apr 07, 2014 - 5:03 PM

Can mindfulness a form of meditation really change the way we deal with daily life? One study says that in some cases mindfulness could be as effective as taking anti depressant medication

BE MINDFUL. Stay aware, in the present

AntiGravity Yoga: Defying gravity

Sep 04, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Have fun while flying and doing yoga

DEFYING GRAVITY. AntiGravity Yoga involves suspensions, inversions and more poses with the help of a silk hammock. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Myanmar monasteries: Bootcamp for the spirit

Jul 31, 2013 - 8:00 AM

People who talk about self knowledge they need to come and do some Vipassana meditation in Myanmar

MUCH-NEEDED MEDITATION. 'It's more or less essential for anybody who wants to understand how their own mind functions'

Meditation made fast and simple

Jul 10, 2013 - 9:41 AM

Don’t have time to meditate? Here s what you can do

MEDITATIVE MIND. Meditation need not be difficult

7 reasons to love Bikram Yoga

Jun 30, 2013 - 1:20 PM

Releasing toxins relaxing the muscles and other benefits of heat and sweat in meditation

BALANCING ACT. In Bikram Yoga, you are asked to engage your core. Photo from Bikram Yoga Alabang

[Science Solitaire] Meditation can spark compassion

Jun 28, 2013 - 8:00 AM

Maybe meditative training on compassion could be applied to programs in prisons and other rehabilitation centers

Relax and recharge in minutes

Jun 19, 2013 - 11:55 AM

Energy dropping? Here are quick healthy fixes

RECHARGE IN MINUTES. Yes, there are ways. Photo by Deeped Strandh via Flickr Creative Commons

Thich Nhat Hanh: 'Peace is every breath'

May 15, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Our spiritual practice can be there at any moment as we cultivate the energy of mindfulness and concentration

PEACE IS EVERY BREATH. Thich Nhat Hanh's meditative calligraphy. Image courtesy of Rina Angela Corpus

The practice of mindful eating

May 15, 2013 - 11:05 AM

Many things are lost in distracted meal times Only the stomach is satisfied but the soul is not enriched by the physical nourishment our bodies receive

TEA CEREMONY. A demonstration of the ritual of making tea. Photos by Ime Morales

'Never lose your happiness'

May 11, 2013 - 4:57 PM

Whatever is happening is good whatever has happened is good what is to happen will be good

REAL HAPPINESS. The author in front of Om Shanti Bhawan at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India. Photo by Agnes Roque

Entertainment wRap: Daft Punk, Cannes, more

Apr 15, 2013 - 7:52 AM

Here is the Entertainment wRap for April 8 to 13

DAFT PUNK. After 8 years, Daft Punk launch their newest album in the small town of Wee Waa. Photo from the Daft Punk Facebook page

Teaching your children to meditate

Apr 10, 2013 - 12:04 PM

With Instagram Twitter Facebook and a plethora of gaming apps to choose from it is inevitable that our children s minds will be overstimulated

MEANING AND MINDFULNESS. How can we help our children to disconnect from FB, Twitter, and Instagram while teaching them to be more mindful? Teach them to meditate. All photos by Michelle Aventajado

Mansa seva: Service through the mind

Mar 30, 2013 - 2:48 PM

Learn about the power of mansa seva and healing the world through thoughts of peace

MEDITATE FOR PEACE. Yogis meditate atop Mt. Abu in India. All photos by Rina Angela Corpus

Think right and feel great, no matter what

Mar 20, 2013 - 10:56 PM

When you ve almost lost hope breathe and think: What do I want my life to be?

LAUGH AGAIN. Brahma Kumaris's Sr Shivani has practical advice. Photo from the Brahma Kumaris Facebook page

Power and truth: The Four Faces of Woman

Mar 08, 2013 - 3:52 PM

What face are you wearing? What phase are you in?

WHAT'S YOUR FACE? 'In every man there is a woman, there is the feminine...the same underlying reasons why we distort and suppress our spiritual power.' Screen grab from YouTube (Art Lesson Videos)

The silent way of nature

Feb 20, 2013 - 6:44 PM

We have learned to feed our bodies with quick meals but we are also led to increased obesity short attention spans and a growing addiction for more of the same empty stuff

SILENCE IS STRENGTH. In silence, activate your positive and best qualities through the power of your concentrated thoughts. Screen grab from YouTube (BK John Bhai Kumar)

#WellnessWed: How Raja Yoga rocks my world

Jan 23, 2013 - 4:30 PM

A writer teacher and Raja yogi tells us about her Raja Yoga journey

INNER PEACE, TRUE JOY. Brahma Kumaris cites Marvin Gaye in a post on their Facebook page: 'If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.' Photo from the Brahma Kumaris Facebook page

Zen: Stillness and nothing else

Sep 19, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Is Zen a religion a philosophy a movement? How does it fit into our daily lives? Here is firsthand information from a practitioner

SITTING STILL, FACING THE wall on a cushion, in deep silence, just following the breath, emptying the mind and the body. All photos by Rudi Tabora

From the heart: The calligraphy of Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Aug 21, 2012 - 10:05 AM

The 100 piece exhibit is on display at the Fo Guang Shan Temple in Manila

SOME OF THE 100-PIECE calligraphy artworks by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. All photos by Ime Morales

Zen and wellness with butterflies

Aug 21, 2012 - 9:22 AM

Paruparong Bukid is a heaven for those looking to retreat and zone out

(Left) PART OF THE BUTTERFLY sanctuary. (Right) A butterfly sips it morning nectar. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

A sanctum for wellness

Aug 19, 2012 - 1:29 PM

People looking for a place to cultivate their wellness have a new home in White Space

REIKI AT WHITE SPACE. All photo by Jonas Asistio

[PH Travel] Running with sardines

Apr 24, 2012 - 6:59 PM

What s it like to swim with a gigantic school of fish and be eye to eye with a shark?

METEOR SHOWER? Nope. But just like meteors, sardines seem to scintillate and generate electricity while swimming together.