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Aung San Suu Kyi criticized for silence on alleged ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

A new military campaign against Myanmar's persecuted Muslim minority raises questions about leader Aung San Suu Kyi's commitment to human rights. The post Aung San Suu Kyi criticized for silence on alleged ethnic cleansing in Myanmar appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How Buddhism inspired Monet’s masterpieces

Was the great Impressionist master deeply informed by Zen Buddhism? The curator of a new exhibition believes so. The post How Buddhism inspired Monet’s masterpieces appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Global Problem-Solver

Mark Tercek, CEO of The Nature Conservancy, finds common ground to work with others toward a better earth. The post Global Problem-Solver appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Forget About the Road to Hell

The opening editorial from our “The Path of Enlightened Intentions” issue, from LionsRoar.com editor Rod Meade Sperry. The post Forget About the Road to Hell appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Great Atlantic Teacher

Heather Lyn Mann surrenders to the ever-changing ocean, and impermanence itself. The post The Great Atlantic Teacher appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Book Reviews for January 2017

We review Mary Oliver's "Upstream," Samuel Bercholz's "A Guided Tour of Hell," Charles Johnson's "The Way of the Writer," and more. The post Book Reviews for January 2017 appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Inside the January 2017 Lion’s Roar magazine

The January 2017 Lion's Roar magazine features teachings on the practice of intention-setting, plus Buddhist teachers on the meaning of the holidays. The post Inside the January 2017 Lion’s Roar magazine appeared first on Lion's Roa...

A response to critics of “We’ve Been Here All Along,” from the Winter 2016 Buddhadharma

Buddhadharma editor Tynette Deveaux on a "challenging but important" recent article that touched a nerve, and one Buddhist teacher's own response to it. The post A response to critics of “We’ve Been Here All Along,” from the Winter 2016 Buddhadharma appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Vow Body of Buddha ~ Dharmavidya

Summary of Faith & Practice Part 30 TEXT: we would be as the vow-body of Buddha The term ‘vow’ here is a translation of the Japanese term ‘gan’. It could...

Ridding society of religion

As far as the nation goes, the U.S. Constitution prohibits Congress from making a law respecting the establishment of religion, or a law prohibiting its free exercise. But as far as society is concerned there is a concerted effort b...

Encyclopaedias of Buddhism

The Jews started their first one in 1900 and this was joined by the Encyclopaedia Talmudit in 1942. The majesterial 26 volume Encyclopaedia Judaica came out in 1972. The Catholic Encyclopaedia saw the light of day in 1907. The Encyclopaedia of Islam was first published in 1913 and in 2005 the six volume Encyclopaedia of the Qur’an was published. Show More Summary

Watch behind-the-scenes footage from the new Thich Nhat Hanh documentary

In this new video, we're given a peek into the new documentary film about Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh's life, as narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch. The post Watch behind-the-scenes footage from the new Thich Nhat Hanh documentary appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Now Is the Time to Stand Up: Practicing the Dharma in Uncertain Times, Part 2

Three weeks after his initial response to the election, Jack Kornfield has issued a second, more action-oriented installment of guidance and encouragement. The post Now Is the Time to Stand Up: Practicing the Dharma in Uncertain Times, Part 2 appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Tibetan Pilgrims Listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the Tsuglagkhang

Thekchen Chöling, Dharamsala, HP, India, 30 November 2016 - When His Holiness the Dalai Lama met about 1000 pilgrims from Tibet today, many in traditional attire, their faces bright with anticipation, he told them that since they had...Show More Summary

Do Buddhists believe in heaven and hell?

Do Buddhists believe in heaven and hell? We answer your questions about Buddhism & meditation. The post Do Buddhists believe in heaven and hell? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

“Wings of a Windmill” or It Happened Here

A demagogue becomes president of the United States by exploiting fear politics and promising to return the country to greatness! No, not the President-elect.  Berzelius “Buzz” Windrip, who becomes President after running a populist-fueled campaign in It Can’t Happen Here, a 1935 novel by Sinclair Lewis.  After Windrip, a Democratic Senator from a Western state, …

Doing a retreat

The conditioned world including this body of ours is contrary to our true nature which is unconditioned. By going into retreat we hope to lessen, somewhat, the temptation of desiring the conditioned. Let’s call it a kind of spiritual ‘cold...

Leanard Cohen – Video – Meditation

I didn’t realise the talents and sensibility of Leanard Cohen until his passing. I did know about him ordaining as a Zen Buddhist monk and remaining in robes for five years, I think it was. In this interview he talks about his song writing etc. however what caught my attention was his description of meditation. … Continue reading Leanard Cohen – Video – Meditation ?

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

According to the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, spirituality means relating with the working basis of one’s existence, which is one’s state of mind. The post The Four Foundations of Mindfulness appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What is the most helpful advice you’ve received about meditation?

Send us your answer and we might include it in the "Share Your Wisdom" department of Lion's Roar magazine. The post What is the most helpful advice you’ve received about meditation? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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