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The Day I Went To Hell

It has been quite a few decades since anyone has told me to “go to hell!’ But some time ago I actually went there on my own accord. My brother who lives in France, his family and I, were travelling through Provence and we ended up in Val d’Enfer, the Valley of Hell. Show More Summary

Mindful Approach To Kids Using Knives

10 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

According to knives.com, the cutting-edge parenting resource, the recommended age in years when children can be introduced to knives, while supervised, is two to three. And, although it feels obvious that their research might be strongly influenced, it’s just as difficult to find an opinion that isn’t. Show More Summary

Halloween Hatha

From “The Pentacle” to Corpse Pose, yoga teacher Cyndi Lee invites you to open up and watch the movie of your mind. “Openness doesn’t come from resisting our fears but from getting to know them well.” Last Halloween, one of the teachers here at OM Yoga Center began his evening class by inviting the students […] The post Halloween Hatha appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What's That Buddha Man Doing?

13 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

There’s a new small Buddha statue in our apartment. After years of sitting in front of nothing, I decided to put together a shrine of sorts. As it turns out, all that advice to do so was valuable. There’s something more dedicated about...Show More Summary

Buddhist Arts and Practice: Coming Events (November & December 2014)

One of the Nicholas Vreeland dipytchs being shown at Tibet House beginning November 7.Poetry as Practice, Practice as Poetry December 5-7, 2014 Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT, USA Website Copper Beech Institute is offering a three-day poetry writing retreat. Show More Summary

Seductive lines on a pastel sky

From author and contemplative photographer Andy Karr comes the latest “Seeing Fresh” contemplative photo of the week, submitted by Emerald. The post Seductive lines on a pastel sky appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Are You Spiritual But Not Religious? 10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path

Buddhism is about realization and experience, not institutions or divine authority. This makes it especially suited to those who consider themselves spiritual but not religious. Here are ten reasons why: The post Are You Spiritual But Not Religious? 10 Reasons Why Buddhism Will Enrich Your Path appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Being a devil’s advocate

23 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

I recently read somewhere that behavioral scientists recommend that small groups appoint a devil’s advocate to challenge the worthiness of various claims and logic. Incidentally, this is something President Kennedy did during the Cuban missile crisis. The decisions that the...

What can Buddhism do for the environment?

Buddhism and environmentalism are a natural fit. Jessica Morey points this out in her review of Susan Murphy's new book, Minding the Earth: Mending the World, The post What can Buddhism do for the environment? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Bodhi Trees

In nature we see Buddhist truths unfold, while in Buddhism we find ways to heal the natural world. Jessica Morey on Minding the Earth, Mending the World. The post Bodhi Trees appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Indiegogo campaign raising funds to protect artifacts

Digital Monastery Project has launched an Indiegogo campaign to protect Buddhist artefacts in Bhutan. The post Indiegogo campaign raising funds to protect artifacts appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What makes mindfulness credible?

2 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

For anyone who wishes to take their meditation and mindfulness practice to the next level, it is now possible to obtain a Master of Arts in Mindfulness Studies at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. read more

Is Buddhism the religion for people who don’t like religion?

“Spiritual but not religious” is the term used to describe the 30 million Americans who have some spiritual belief yet belong to no denomination. The post Is Buddhism the religion for people who don’t like religion? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Setting our will

Bodhidharma didn’t travel west so that some Zen master later on might say, as for his reason of coming to the west, “Cypress tree in the front of the hall.” Bodhidharma came to the west to point out the true...

Symposium for Contemplative Studies starts Thursday

From October 30th to November 2nd, great minds will meet to discuss mind itself, at the Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Studies. The post Symposium for Contemplative Studies starts Thursday appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Denma Locho Rinpoche passes away

Denma Locho Rinpoche died last week in his home in McLeod Ganj, India. He was 86 years old. Locho Rinpoche was formerly the abbot of Namgyal Monastery. The post Denma Locho Rinpoche passes away appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Sunlight of Awareness

Shine the warm light of awareness on your thoughts and feelings, says Thich Nhat Hanh. The post The Sunlight of Awareness appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Harmonizing Our Planet

A draft UN report to be approved this week says that climate change may have “serious, pervasive and irreversible” impacts on the planet and human civilization, but that governments still have time to “avert the worst.” A recent paper released by the Department of Defense, “Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap,” labels climate change a “threat multiplier” [...]

Having lost the old way

While the myths and legends of Zen remain in print, not to mention its many recondite sermons, we shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that those who teach Zen these days have the True Eye, or are capable of teaching the...

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