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Gankyil Symbol – The Wheel of Joy

By |2020-04-05T20:56:45+03:00April 5th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Gankyil or "wheel of joy" is a symbol and ritual tool used in Tibetan and East Asian Buddhism. It is composed of three swirling and interconnected blades. The Gankyil as the inner wheel of the Dharmachakra is depicted on the Flag of Sikkim, Joseon [...]

The Lotus Sutra

By |2020-03-28T21:42:08+03:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Lotus Sutra is one of the most popular and influential Mahayana sutras and the basis on which the Tiantai, Tendai, Cheontae, and Nichiren schools of Buddhism were established. According to British professor Paul Williams, "For many East Asian Buddhists since early times, the Lotus [...]

Ksitigarbha – The Bodhisattva of the Great Vow

By |2020-03-24T15:31:47+03:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Ksitigarbha is a bodhisattva primarily revered in East Asian Buddhism and usually depicted as a Buddhist monk. His name may be translated as "Earth Treasury", "Earth Store", "Earth Matrix", or "Earth Womb". Kṣitigarbha is known for his vow to take responsibility for the instruction of [...]

Top 14 Pema Chödrön Quotes

By |2020-03-20T15:59:08+03:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pema Chödrön is an American Tibetan Buddhist. She is an ordained nun, former acharya of Shambhala Buddhism and disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Pema Chödrön has written several dozen books and audiobooks and is the principal teacher at Gampo Abbey in Nova Scotia, Canada. Chödrön [...]

What is Thoughtography?

By |2020-02-25T03:50:04+03:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , |

Thoughtography, also called projected thermography, psychic photography, is the claimed ability to "burn" images from one's mind onto surfaces such as photographic film by psychic means. While the term "thoughtography" has been in the English lexicon since 1913, the more recent term "projected thermography" is [...]

3 Grounding Techniques to Improve Our Mental Health

By |2020-02-13T16:52:26+03:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Knowledge, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We see the terms “grounding techniques“, “grounding” and “grounded” gaining momentum in the mental health and wellness discourses lately. There is a very good reason for that. Modern life is characterized by frantic everyday rhythms, stress, anxiety, and a host of pathological conditions, either mental [...]

Chaldean Oracles: The Bible of the Neoplatonists

By |2020-02-11T03:11:27+03:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Culture, Spirituality|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Chaldean Oracles are a set of spiritual and philosophical texts widely used by Neoplatonist philosophers from the 3rd to the 6th century CE. While the original texts have been lost, they have survived in the form of fragments consisting mainly of quotes and commentary [...]

What is Collective Unconscious?

By |2020-01-27T02:53:08+03:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Consciousness, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Collective unconscious refers to structures of the unconscious mind that are shared among beings of the same species, it is a term coined by Carl Jung. According to Jung, the human collective unconscious is populated by instincts, as well as by archetypes: universal symbols such [...]