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Both yoga and Buddhism are contemplative practices. In the west, most of know yoga through asana practice. In truth, yoga is an old philosophical tradition from which Buddhism, among others, is derived. There are some philosophical differences now but the contemplative emphasis is similar.


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I'm surprized at the assumption that most yogis do not practice yoga for insight. I live in a small southern town with very little yoga opportunities, but even my friends in their 60's who do not practice are aware of yoga's purpose and ability to enhance one's insight and self-awareness!

Laura Welter

Thank you,Stephen Cope, for once again clearly bringing light and understanding to the fine points of discrimination both traditions call us to, and for making difficult concepts easy to understand. You are doing wonderful work!

anjna brahmbhatt

this is a very good article providing clarity. however two words are not spelled correctly. panna should be pragna and samyama should be saiyama.

anjna brahmbhatt

this is a very good article that gives clarity. however two word are mis speled. panna should be pragna and samyama should be saiyama.



Thought you and or Lisa might be interested in trying to meditate. I think it may be great for Lisa if she is open to it, Beats therapy if she could be patient with it. Taking it at a Buddist retreat center would be my suggestion but I'm sure there are lots of centers that may be helpful

Lilia Benavides

Very interesting and motivating, good comunicator!

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