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No One Is More Dear To Me

5 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

The Buddha, as a man who left his wife and young child to seek enlightenment, doesn't give a lot of advice on marriage. As one of my teachers says, if you're having difficulty in your romantic relationship, is a celibate monk the best person to ask for advice? The Raja Sutta offers this story: read more

Joan Didion documentary blasts past goal on Kickstarter

Photo by David Shankbone.In his Shambhala Sun profile of Joan Didion – the great American novelist – David Swick explored Didion’s renown, her thoughts about death, and her relationship to Zen. Now, Didion’s nephew, Griffine Dunne, points...Show More Summary

Video: How to be Ultra Spiritual… or ultra spiritually materialistic

In this video, life coach and blogger JP Sears gives some tips on how to be ultra spiritual, including “silently-slash-passive aggressively” comparing how spiritual you are to others, talking in a super-soft voice with other spiritual...Show More Summary

Bhikkhu Bodhi discusses the path to liberation in early Buddhism

Earlier this month, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Theravada teacher and accomplished Buddhist translator, gave a talk at the first American Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony. The post Bhikkhu Bodhi discusses the path to liberation in early Buddhism appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Beyond “photogenic”

You could easily miss this scene if you were looking for something 'photogenic.' However, the rich colors and texture make a very strong image. It's a great example of fresh seeing. The post Beyond “photogenic” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Yoga from the Inside Out

For Christmas a few years ago, my partner, Teja, gave me a round yoga mat about six feet in diameter. When I spread it out and began to practice—by the twinkle of the Christmas tree lights—I was amazed at the way my asanas transformed. The post Yoga from the Inside Out appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Welcome to LionsRoar.com

Named for the fearless proclamation of the buddhadharma, Lion's Roar offers news, commentary and features from the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines. The post Welcome to LionsRoar.com appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Daniel Aitken joins Wisdom Publications as Sales and Marketing Director

Wisdom Publications, the not-for-profit, ecumenical publisher of Buddhist books, has hired a new director of sales and marketing, Daniel Aitken. The post Daniel Aitken joins Wisdom Publications as Sales and Marketing Director appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddhism and anime collide yet again

We posted recently about a Japanese temple that is using “cute-sexy” anime depictions of deities to promote itself. Now, here’s another surprising trend in Buddhist art. The post Buddhism and anime collide yet again appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Ashoka Mukpo cured of Ebola [Updated]

Ashoka Mukpo is cured of Ebola. Yesterday evening, he posted on Twitter, "Just got my results. 3 consecutive days negative." The post Ashoka Mukpo cured of Ebola [Updated] appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Support the Dalai Lama Foundation’s “Living History” campaign

Who is the Dalai Lama? The Dalai Lama Foundation wants to answer that question simply and definitely with one website, The Living History of the Dalai Lama. The post Support the Dalai Lama Foundation’s “Living History” campaign appeared first on Lion's Roar.

There is a Path that Frees Us from Suffering

Insight teacher Gina Sharpe is working to create a truly inclusive sangha. The place to start, she says, is facing the truth that even Buddhist communities aren’t free from the suffering caused by racism. The post There is a Path that Frees Us from Suffering appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Revolution Will Not Be Search-Engine Optimized: Confessions of a Groucho Marxist

This is not content. This will not be syndicated or pushed through social networks. This was not rewritten with a keen eye for SEO. It will not go viral. Less than 1% of 1% of 1% of the people on earth will ever be aware that this existed.Early experiences with Southern Baptists and other cultists gave me a sustained distrust of evangelicals. Show More Summary

Turtle wisdom

There is a small group of diehard Buddhists who believe there is no absolute beyond this world—no refuge. In my many years on the Internet, even before the advent of the Netscape browser, they would challenge my view of a...

The Infinite Ways Pet Ownership Has Benefited Our Family

I frequently say that I have four children; two furry and two not. The six of us, my husband, two dogs, and two children, have been a family for close to six years. The human-animal bond we have has strengthened each of us as individuals and improved our lives as a whole in ways we could never have dreamed; for which we are eternally grateful. read more

Sounds nice but what is really being said?

Some Buddhists I encounter seem to be on the right track (notice, I said ‘seem’). They will say something like: Through ignorance, sentient beings perceive originated things, when in fact nothing has actually originated at all. The view of dependent...

Dharma Connect: The Dalai Lama and lululemon

If you were to go lululemon.com today, you'd see a photo of the Dalai Lama with a quote from His Holiness: "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive." Presumably, pricey yoga clothes are not in the same category. read more

Some metaphysics

At least going back to the time of Kant, metaphysics is at the core of philosophy and still remains so. It is an inquiry into what reality, fundamentally, is; or what the basic structure of reality is in the highest...

The Wisdom of Anger and the Illusion of Freedom

Anger is a funny emotion, because although it often causes us and those around us suffering, we deep down kind of like it. We like the feeling of power it gives, the sense of righteousness that sometimes accompanies it, and the feeling of control we can get through it. Show More Summary

The feeling of great doubt

The fuel that drives the Zen adept on to...

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