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Remains of world’s oldest sleeping Buddha statue unveiled in Pakistan

Officials hope the discovery will encourage tourism and religious harmony. The post Remains of world’s oldest sleeping Buddha statue unveiled in Pakistan appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Upaya Zen Center abbot loses cabin home to fire

Roshi Joan Halifax, abbot of Upaya Zen Center, shared Thursday that she lost her cabin at the Prajna Mountain Forest Refuge to a fire. The post Upaya Zen Center abbot loses cabin home to fire appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Rohingya ~ Dharmavidya

QUESTION: In light of Medecin Sans Frontiere’s recent comments on the Rohingya, and the backlash against Aung San Suu Kyi, I wonder if you might be able to post on...

Real Buddha Quotes About Fake Buddha Quotes

Bodhipaksa shares what the Buddha said about being misquoted, and speculates how he would've felt about fake Buddha quotes. The post Real Buddha Quotes About Fake Buddha Quotes appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What is Dharma?

Dharma is a fascinating term. It integrates many levels of experience—from our first moment on the path to the achievement of realization. The post What is Dharma? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Robert Chodo Campbell on why New York is the “best place in the country to meditate”

Robert Chodo Campbell shares why the chaotic, noisy atmosphere of New York City is the “best place in the country to meditate.” The post Robert Chodo Campbell on why New York is the “best place in the country to meditate” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Transcending the imagination

Buddhism and especially Zen Buddhism can leave a lot to the imagination as with most religious works. But of all religions, Buddhism leaves less to the unbridled imagination. In this regard, Buddhism is truly about a personal, sudden awakening to...

Dena Merriam: Roy Moore Was a Test for our Country

Dena Merriam, a founding member of the Contemplative Alliance, talks about what Roy Moore's loss means for the contemplative community. The post Dena Merriam: Roy Moore Was a Test for our Country appeared first on Lion's Roar.

16-story Buddhist pagoda in China destroyed by fire

The pagoda was known for being the tallest wooden structure in Asia. The post 16-story Buddhist pagoda in China destroyed by fire appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Hurricane Harvey victims get free medical care at Buddhist temple in Houston

Roughly 633 people — many impacted by Hurricane Harvey — received free medical care at a Buddhist temple in Houston. The post Hurricane Harvey victims get free medical care at Buddhist temple in Houston appeared first on Lion's Roar...

Lion’s Roar’s “How to Meditate” Reader’s extras

Further readings to help deepen your experience with Buddhist meditation, as a companion to our "How to Meditate" special edition. The post Lion’s Roar’s “How to Meditate” Reader’s extras appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Ask the Teachers: How do we retain passion while accepting all of life equally?

The teachers are asked "How do we retain passion while accepting all of life with equanimity?" The post Ask the Teachers: How do we retain passion while accepting all of life equally? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Making the Warrior Commitment

Pema Chödrön shows us how we can let go of self-centered worries and become a bodhisattva-warrior. It's the greatest happiness of all. The post Making the Warrior Commitment appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Opinion: Net Neutrality Repeal Threatens Independent Voices & Journalism Like Lion’s Roar

Rod Meade Sperry invites you to consider how a repeal of Net Neutrality rules could stifle independent voices, in turn impacting the dharma. The post Opinion: Net Neutrality Repeal Threatens Independent Voices & Journalism Like Lion’s Roar appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Review: “Old Demons, New Deities”

We review "Old Demons, New Deities: Twenty-One Short Stories from Tibet," edited by Tenzin Dickie. The post Review: “Old Demons, New Deities” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Anonymous letter writer claims responsibility for fire that destroyed Buddhist monastery building

Karma Shangpaling has had three suspected arson attempts in one month — the last of which destroyed the center's main building. The post Anonymous letter writer claims responsibility for fire that destroyed Buddhist monastery building appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Programmed and manipulated by nefarious powers

Buddhism and those who practice it in its various forms such as Zen, in general, would like to believe that they live pretty much outside of the current social environment; that they don’t have a political or ideological bone in...

Review: “Beyond the Self”

We review "Beyond the Self: Conversations Between Buddhism and Neuroscience" by Matthieu Ricard and Wolf Singer. The post Review: “Beyond the Self” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Who carries the torch of nihilism?

The hardcore nihilist has come to the realization that everything is ultimately meaningless such that he tries lives that way. Heaven and hell are fictions for him, but also his everyday life is nothing more than a series of ‘here.....

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