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Another way to learn Buddhism

It is pretty much a rigged game in the West when it comes to making a case for consciousness/mind to be the fundamental basis of reality, insofar as one has to plead their case to the grand inquisitors of materialism...

Metta Month - An Ending and a Beginning

20 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Back in June, at the beginning of the summer, IDP decided to offer a weekly Metta/Lovingkindness Meditation practice, on Fridays from 6-7pm. When planning the offering, I wondered if anyone would attend - sometimes it's quiet during the summer, especially on weekends. Show More Summary

75 monks and nuns from Thich Nhat Hanh’s community launch mindfulness tour

This week, 75 monks and nuns from Thich Nhat Hanh's monastic order will launch a cross-country "Miracle of Mindfulness" tour. The post 75 monks and nuns from Thich Nhat Hanh’s community launch mindfulness tour appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Interconnectedness of Death

Last February neurologist and Awakenings author Oliver Sacks learned he had terminal liver cancer. He shared this news with the world in an op-ed piece in the New York Times. I was moved by his thoughts about dying and I wrote a blog entry about it. As you may already be aware, Sacks died Sunday. …

Zen is the return to essence

When we sit in meditation we do not see...

Climbing up High

Well these photographs are too good (breath-taking) to miss. And I am proud to say I took the banner photo on the warpandwoofknitting blog. The 27th was a special anniversary day for the author and what better thing to do than go hike up a mountain. Being up high, climbing up to a high point … Continue reading Climbing up High ?

Sit Like a Mountain: An Image of Equanimity

Sharon Salzberg teaches on why equanimity is important, and how to foster it. The post Sit Like a Mountain: An Image of Equanimity appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Let’s Talk: A Family Affair

Sumi Loundon Kim presents a new model for family-centered dharma communities. The post Let’s Talk: A Family Affair appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddhist fraternity and sorority to open at San Diego State University

San Diego State University may be the first campus in the USA to open a Buddhist Greek letter organization. The post Buddhist fraternity and sorority to open at San Diego State University appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Ambedkar’s Vision for India’s Dalits

The Buddhist revival in India has brought millions of the country’s most impoverished and marginalized people to the Buddhist path. The post Ambedkar’s Vision for India’s Dalits appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Overcoming our thoughts and concepts

Trying by the force of will to suppress our thoughts and concepts to reach enlightenment is somewhat analogous to trying to stop the ripples on a pond by patting them down with our hand. It might even be looked upon...

Who’s Difficult?

They say that fences make good neighbors, but in this story of waking up on the spot, Kate Wheeler learns that some barriers should just come down. The post Who’s Difficult? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Note for Subscribers

Hi all you 80 people who subscribe to Jade and receive posts via email. You receive the ‘first edition’ of my posts which I endeavour to make the ONLY edition! However today I made some changes and added a dedication which I’d want you to share in. So, just today, you will need to hike … Continue reading Note for Subscribers ?

Being Mortal

As a bubble in a stream a phantasm a dream. Who knows how and where the sweet dew of mortal life will…make manifest. In life do we notice? Yes! Life is eternal Isn’t it? Right now never ends! With a crash or a thud or a slow dribbling away. Life breath stops Eternal night? – … Continue reading Being Mortal ?

What is a Buddhist?

Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen was a leading Tibetan lama and a human rights activist. He founded the Gaden Shartse Thubten Dhargye Ling (“Land of Flourishing Dharma”), a center in Long Beach, CA for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism, in 1978. I did not know him very well. I occasionally attended his dharma talks on …

Daily Connect: Three Scientific Outcomes of Meditation

5 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

It seems like everyday there's another news story on the benefits of meditation, and how meditation causes physical changes to the brain. But what do the changes signify? Harvard neuroscientist Sara Lazar explains in an article in Tech Insider: read more

May We Be Safe

In this personal story of waking up on the spot, Joan Halifax recalls a lesson that won’t be forgotten. The post May We Be Safe appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How to Move Forward Once You’ve Hit Bottom

Pema Chodron tells the story of when, having hit rock bottom, she asked her teacher what to do. The post How to Move Forward Once You’ve Hit Bottom appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Chop suey Zen?

I think sometimes that learning Zen or j...

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