Milan, Italy, 22 October 2016 - The streets of Milan were empty and dark this morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove out to the Rho Fiera Milano hall where he was to start rituals in preparation for the Avalokiteshvara empowerment he was going to give. Show More Summary
Milan, Italy, 21 October 2106 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his public day by giving an interview to an old friend, Pio d'Emilia for SkyTG 24. d'Emilia opened his questions with an enquiry about whether His Holiness’s health is still good. Show More Summary
Even before he was president, Obama was a 21st global citizen, helping us to transcend parochialism, tribalism, and that most pernicious of fictions — race. The post The Meaning of Barack Obama appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Buddhist practice is inherently political, so here are eight views on how to move society along the path to liberation from political suffering. The post Eight Buddhist Views on the Practice of Politics appeared first on Lion's Roar...
Three-Michelin star restaurant owner, French chef, and Buddhist, Eric Ripert, was featured on last week's episode of Anthony Bourdain's 'Parts Unknown." The post Buddhist chef Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain take the heat in China appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Join the great Vipassana teacher Ajahn Chah as he roams through some of Buddhism’s most important principles and practices. The post Nibbana Is Giving Up, Letting Go, and Being Free appeared first on Lion's Roar.
This year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Bob Dylan, is not the first lyricist to receive the award. In 1913, it was given to Bengali poet and philosopher Rabindranath Tagore, who also became the first non-European awarded a Nobel. Some of you may be aware that the title of this blog, The Endless …
Milan, Italy, 20 October 2016 - Day was just breaking as His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked down the steps of his hotel in Prague this morning. Friends, organizers of his visit and other well-wishers gathered to see him off to the airport. Show More Summary
Buddhism throughout its traditional homelands is not is a healthy state. A complacent and conservative Sangha has been slow or even reluctant to adjust to the modern world. The approach seems to be just to keep repeating what has been done for centuries. Show More Summary
Dave Smith, a meditation teacher with Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society is in need of extensive medical care following an accident. The post Help cover Against the Stream’s Dave Smith’s medical costs appeared first on Lion's Roar.
The yoga teacher’s instruction was not to think of anything, but what do you do when pushing thoughts away just makes them get bigger? The post Don’t Think of the Elephant! appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Prague, Czech Republic, 20 October 2016 - It was raining this morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama left his hotel and drove across Prague to the Senate Hall of the Czech Parliament. He was welcomed on arrival by Miluse Horska, Vice-Chair of the Senate, who escorted him into a meeting with 14 Senators and 34 Deputies. Show More Summary
Philosopher Peter Singer and philanthropist Julia Wise talk with Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard about why altruism leads to innumerable benefits. The post Put Your Compassion into Action appeared first on Lion's Roar.
What does it mean to call yourself a Buddhist? Are there specific things you have to do or believe, or is it up to you? The post What does it mean to call yourself a Buddhist? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
I have certainly investigated many Buddhist and Zen chat forums over these many years to see where people are coming from. The vast majority of people who contribute to these forums don’t see Buddhism or Zen Buddhism, in particular, as...
The following is from a chap who has just had a tumor removed from his brain and is now inevitably contemplating mortality and how he approaches the life he has left to live. The story which seems to make more sense to me than at any time in the past is this one: A man … Continue reading How Sweet The Taste – Living On The Edge ?
So Bob Dylan is this year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. It’s been a hot topic on the internet and this week I’ve seen more than the usual number of Whitman comparisons reeling in the air. A critic for the NY Times opined that “Mr. Dylan is among the most authentic voices America …
Prague, Czech Republic, 18 October 2016 - The overcast skies and cold weather did not detract from the warmth of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s reception by the Minister of Culture, Mr Daniel Herman, and a group of parliamentarians of the Christian and Democratic Union - Czechoslovak People's Party. Show More Summary
Intentional awareness has served Gretchen Rohr well in her challenging work as a magistrate judge in Washington, D.C. The post The Mindful Judge appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Listen to the music of Nepalese musician and Buddhist nun Ani Choying Drolma. The post Listen: Nepal’s rock star Buddhist nun, Ani Choying Drolma appeared first on Lion's Roar.