Mind & Body


A woman who suffered a stroke and hemiplegia (paralysis on one side of the body) recovered miraculously. Subsequently, she found happiness in her marriage and successfully gave birth. The relationship between husband and wife went from on-the-rocks to harmonious, and the family regained familial warmth and happiness. How did this family hit rock bottom? Why do miracles happen?
A car accident in her youth triggered fibromyalgia, which caused Debbie to suffer great pain every day.  Fortunately, Debbie found Bodhi Meditation. Her pain dissipated and she developed a more positive attitude. As well, for the first time in 40 years she was brave enough to sing in front of a crowd. 
Meditation Saved My Kidneys #autoimmune disease #kidney disease #depression By Qing Fa, Indonesia Translation by Qi Tao   I began living a hectic lifestyle in my early 20s, working nine to 12 hours a day and neglecting my health. Beginning in October 2014, I often felt exhausted, nauseous and had a poor appetite. Through a medical checkup, I learned that I had renal dysfunction and my creat…
An Hour a Day for a Happy New Life By Xian Zhong, Australia Translation by Sng Shu Fen #nephrotic syndrome #proteinuria #edema #high cholesterol   I moved to Australia to work as a welder. In 2006, just two years later, I was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. (Editor’s note: Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder with multiple symptoms including foamy urine, edema and hyperlipidemia…
Feel the Warmth #cold hands and feet #irregular menstruation #general weakness By Yi Xing, Malaysia Translation by Sng Shu Fen   Since childhood my body was weak, and I especially feared the cold. I had to wear thick socks and long-sleeved clothing every day to protect myself from air-conditioning. My hands and feet were constantly icy cold as if they had been buried in snow.   &n…
Regaining Healthy Kidney Function #kidney failure By Shou Guan, United States Translation by Qi Tao   Twenty-six years ago I suffered from kidney failure due to gout. The function of my kidneys deteriorated over time and I had to be on dialysis. I needed to manually operate the equipment for two hours every morning, and had to undergo dialysis for 10 hours every night. I often felt dizzy du…
Back on My Feet #severe leg fracture #insomnia #OVERWEIGHT #acid reflux #nocturia By Hu Tong, Singapore Translation by Dan Yang   In June 2010 I was knocked down by a forklift at work. The accident broke my left shinbone (tibia) and calf bone (fibula). A doctor performed a lower-limb wound debridement to clear blood clots and bone fragments. Eleven days later I underwent a six-hour surgery …
Untying the Knots in My Heart   #weak constitution #depression #indigestion #relationship problems By Yi Xi, Korea Translation by Guang Xiao   My marriage broke down in 2006. I harbored a lot of hatred toward my former husband. I would get angry whenever I thought about him. My deteriorating health seemed a direct reflection of thepain in my heart and the emotional knot in my gut. My…
Free From the Shackles of Pain #fibromyalgia #trigeminal neuralgia By Emily Michelanko & Danika Smith, Canada     Throughout the retreat, she received energy blessings, felt warmth and saw hope of recovery. My mom, Emily, was once tormented by pain. But through practicing at the Vancouver Bodhi Meditation Center, her life has radically changed. I’m so happy she found heal…
Meditation: A Healthy Choice for Diabetics By Guan Cheng Ming & Juliana Sun   The global prevalence of diabetes among adults has risen rapidly. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980. Type 2 diabetes, which makes up 90 percent of diabetes cases, is a condition that is the product of …