Let’s look at our inner worlds — the personal struggles, the fears that fool us into believing that the rest of the world is normal.
Your thoughts can be both “skillful” (Kusala) and “unskillful” (Akusala). If your thoughts are un-wholesome and harmful, your mind can cause great damage to yourself and your body. The mind can also cure a sick body. When you concentrate on the right thoughts with the right understanding, your mind can produce a sense of ease and peace of mind.
Published quarterly, supported by the kind donations from readers, KUSALA (which means “karmically wholesome” in Pali) is a free online interactive magazine that presents Buddhism philosophy as practical living and applies the Dharma to our mental health. It intends to inspire and illustrate how Buddhist teachings can help us understand the challenges in our daily lives and how the application of these principles can have wholesome effects on ourselves and our surroundings.
We hear and read that we should look inside.
We suffer pain, mostly mental, and the Dharma, the wisdom-path, emphasizes how crucial it is to look inside.
Scientifically, Buddhist practices on meditation and mindfulness training have proven to ease minds from negativity and overwhelming emotions. We feel confident that the power of the Dharma, when translated into a lifestyle magazine combining personal experiences with informative Dharma, can help people lead better lives.
Real People, Real Stories
We share the lived experiences of real people, just like you or someone you know. It could be a monk, a volunteer, or a survivor with their own story to tell about mental health and wellbeing. It’s about sharing what we’ve learned to improve our outlook and experiences to inspire others to lead a more mindful and mentally healthy life. An article, a story shared by a volunteer, or a survivor’s personal experiences can help us understand what we are going through. Dharma, with no intention to label it exclusively to Buddhists, is the answer to our troubling minds.
Whether it is mindfulness training, meditation, or other aspects of Dharma, we include practical advice and philosophical content from Buddha’s teachings to help our readers nurture a better understanding and approach to apply to our day-to-day lives. It aims to present Buddhism philosophy as practical living and demonstrate how to apply the Dharma to our mental health. It intends to inspire and illustrate how Buddhist teachings can help us understand the challenges in our daily lives and how the application of these principles can have wholesome effects on our surroundings and ourselves.
We know there are a lot of subjects out there pertaining to Dharma, so we adopt a lifestyle approach, bringing Arts, Travel, Interior Design, Music, Movies, and Cooking together to spark our minds, touch our hearts, and inspire us. It’s all about mental health management, improvement, and overall wellbeing.
This magazine was developed solely from the voice of the editor, Kyle Neo. Drawing from the Dharma, his engaging personal experiences, traveling journeys, and stories from the various religious and non-religious organizations he volunteers with, the Buddhists and Non-Buddhists he encountered inspired him to publish this magazine. He strives to share these ordinary, endearing voices for the world to hear. He wants everyone to know that they are not alone in their emotional turmoil and life challenges.
You can watch a video, download further information on an article you read, participate in our “to do” lists, listen to a talk, or engage in conversations and activities from this interactive online magazine.