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Robert Pirsig, author of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” dies at 88

Robert Maynard Pirsig, author of the famed 1974 novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values, died Monday at his home in Maine. He was at 88. Pirsig’s book captured and expanded upon ideas of Eastern spirituality and, specifically, Zen that were in increasingly in the zeitgeist of the time. Show More Summary

Lion’s Roar magazine is seeking a Proofreader

Lion’s Roar magazine is seeking an experienced freelance proofreader with a background in Buddhism. The post Lion’s Roar magazine is seeking a Proofreader appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Where Buddhism and Science Meet: Teachings, Commentary, and News

Now more than ever, Buddhists are using scientific tools and scientists are using Buddhist wisdom to uncover truths about the universe. The post Where Buddhism and Science Meet: Teachings, Commentary, and News appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Your original nature before you were born into this world

17 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

A famous patriarch of the Zen tradition once asked, “Before your father and mother were born, what was your original face?” Of course this original face is meant to represent our fundamental Buddha-nature which transcends the conditioned world of moms...

Nien Fo ~ Dharmavidya

Commentary on the Summary of Faith & Practice (part 5) TEXT (is) the practice of Nien Fo COMMENTARY Nien means mindfulness. It also means an impulse of mind. The Japanese...

No Nature ~ Dharmavidya

QUESTION: Can you explain "Buddha Nature"? SHORT ANSWER: Buddha nature is no nature. ANSWER: Buddha nature is no nature. Different writers use the concept in different ways, so to elucidate...

Complete Assurance ~ Dharmavidya

TEXT: Amida will receive you and you may fear for nothing since all is completely assured Continuing the commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice To be received and accepted...

Vatican calls on Buddhists and Catholics to work together to promote nonviolence

That vatican has issued a letter calling on Catholics and Buddhists to work together to promote "a culture of peace and nonviolence." The post Vatican calls on Buddhists and Catholics to work together to promote nonviolence appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Krista Tippett: Voice of America’s Spiritual Journey

The host and creator of "On Being" talks about her own spiritual journey, and the changing face of spirituality in America. The post Krista Tippett: Voice of America’s Spiritual Journey appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How “Buddhist Economics” Can Make Us Happier

Clair Brown argues for an economy that brings out the best in people, not the most self-centered and shortsighted. The post How “Buddhist Economics” Can Make Us Happier appeared first on Lion's Roar.

These Beautiful Photos Chronicle a Search for Light and Enlightenment

David Gabriel Fischer's ongoing photo journal gives viewers a glimpse into a mind and world defined by Zen. The post These Beautiful Photos Chronicle a Search for Light and Enlightenment appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Earth Sky – No Gap

The entire earth and the entire sky are both the undivided activity of the boat This is the last section of the quote from Dogen’s Zenki. I’ll publish all of the quote tomorrow. However many times I visit these words they do not make ordinary sense. And I think that’s the idea, pointing us past … Continue reading Earth Sky – No Gap ?

Is there another alternative besides another illusion?

We fundamentally have the awakened or Buddha-nature. It’s other name is ?tman or in Pali, att?. "The ?tman is the Tathagatagarbha. All beings possess a Buddha Nature: this is what the ?tman is. This ?tman, from the start, is always....

You Can’t Get Rid of Your Anger — And That’s OK

Denying anger or giving in to it only makes things worse. The middle way, says Josh Korda, is to live with your difficult emotions skillfully. The post You Can’t Get Rid of Your Anger — And That’s OK appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Do Dishes, Rake Leaves: The Wisdom of the Ancient Homemakers

Karen Maezen Miller on how the domestic practice of ancient Zen masters can lead us to intimate encounters with our own lives. The post Do Dishes, Rake Leaves: The Wisdom of the Ancient Homemakers appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Unintentionally Consequential

There's a line between “what we are,” and “what we do.” It's sometimes very blurry, sometimes may even overlap, and sometimes diametrically opposites. It's all based on self-identification. Depending on work, we may conduct myself as an engineer, or banker. Show More Summary

We are the Earth

Earth Day.  I remember the first Earth Day in 1970.  I was a senior in high school.  We had an assembly out on the football field and listened to a couple of speakers.  Not a big deal. Forty-seven years later, it is a very big deal.  This year, there are plenty of interesting events to …

Spiritual leader of Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, 103rd Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche, dies

Kyabje Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche, via Tibet.net.The Central Tibetan Administration is reporting today on the death of Kyabje Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin, who was appointed last year to 103rd Gaden Tripa, the spiritual head of Gelug order of the Tibetan Buddhism. Show More Summary

Undivided Activity

When you ride in a boat, your body and mind and the environs together are the undivided activity of the boat. It’s worth spending some time sitting with this. Really. Our lives as riding in a boat. Or riding makes the boat (living) what it is. This photograph was taken about a month ago. A … Continue reading Undivided Activity ?

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