What is taught in a Buddha retreat?

Question: Please would you explain what is taught in the Buddha retreats? I have statues of Buddha at home but am totally unaware of his teachings. Please enlighten me about what is Vipassana, Samatha, Jhanas, etc. Answer: Here is a Pali Sutta, given by the Buddha explaining the techniques taught by him. Samatha and Vipassana […]

How to work on erasing past patterns?

Question: JGD Ekta di, we acquire certain belief systems and patterns from our past birth as a result of Sanchita karma and these are strong impressions embedded in us that makes us act and react in a certain manner. The objective is to develop awareness to clearly see these patterns with the help of regular […]

Happy NEW perspective!

Seeker: Can you help me make a firm new years resolution and stick to it? Answer: At this junction in life [new years], most people run after resolutions or they sit and sulk about the past year’s resolutions that they did not keep up to. Haven’t you learnt a lesson from repeating the same cycle […]

Family obstructing Spiritual progress?

Question: Didi based on one’s karma – will the family karma be so that it can take a toll on spiritual activities – disturb one’s spiritual process/progress ? Is there something one can do? Or the only option is to be accepting and equanimous. I just wanted to know is there any extra self effort […]

How do thoughts generate in the mind?

Questions: How does the thought generate in our mind? Answer: Thoughts generate out of the subconscious. Now what is the quality of your subconscious? It depends on the conditioning of your mind from: Associations [people] – associations are the types of people you hangout with/live with/work with. If they are competitive & jealous kind, for e.g. […]