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Filmmaker Rebecca Dreyfus documents the inner journey in “On Meditation”

What does the inner journey of meditation look like? In her documentary "On Meditation," Rebecca Dreyfus profiles those willing to share their practice. The post Filmmaker Rebecca Dreyfus documents the inner journey in “On Meditation” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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Today, like a huge number of people, I am reeling from the result of the referendum whereby the UK will leave the EU. This will have huge repercussions far beyond...

Anshin: Part 6 ~ Faith in Therapy ~ Dharmavidya

Faith evidently plays a significant part in psychotherapy. Whatever school one follows, the 'therapeutic alliance' is important. In some forms of therapy it is virtully the be-al-and-end-all of the work....

If To Love Is to Do Something, What Can We Do About Guns?

Amy Gutman asks, "How can we make our words count—and do so in a way that is true to our deepest values?" The post If To Love Is to Do Something, What Can We Do About Guns? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Suzuki-roshi at Tassajara

David Chadwich describes the early days of Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and the ways which Suzuki Roshi related to the American mind. The post Suzuki-roshi at Tassajara appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Be Sad

Karen Maezen Miller looks at the important role of sadness in life. The post Be Sad appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Wet pavement in the rain

“Look at what you might see on wet pavement in the rain. It’s a fine example of fresh seeing.” The post Wet pavement in the rain appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Anshin: Part 5 ~ Four Sukhas ~ Dharmavidya

We might ask, how is faith to be protected? Another way to ask the same question is to ask, what does faith want? If we want something to be big...

What does “Rinpoche” mean?

Rinpoche translates literally to "Precious Jewel." But what does it really mean to Buddhists? The post What does “Rinpoche” mean? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Anshin: Part 4 ~ The Judgement of the Oracle ~ Dharmavidya

I asked the I Ching to tell me the way to end war and achieve peace. The answer came as hexagram 25. There were no moving lines, so this was...

Secularizing Buddhist Ethics

For the Buddhist Geeks series on ethics, author of "After Buddhism: Rethinking the Dharma for a Secular Age" Stephen Batchelor joins host Vincent Horn to consider what it means to secularize Buddhist ethics. The post Secularizing Buddhist Ethics appeared first on Buddhist Geeks.

Conceptually constructed copies of our true nature

The idea that there can be such a thing as a constructed permanent Dharma or the same, a constructed unchanging nature or essence (svabh?va) is an important barrier that Buddhists have to overcome but often don’t. When, for example, I...

Sartre and Nagarjuna, Being and Emptiness

The impact of Buddhism on Western philosophy is still a relatively new field of study. J. Jeffrey Franklin of the University of Colorado in “Buddhism and Modern Existential Nihilism: Jean-Paul Sartre Meets Nagarjuna” delves into the subject.  According to the abstract, Franklin’s essay contends “that modernist nihilism owes a largely unexamined historical debt to …

Facing My White Privilege

When Tara Brach came to recognize her own white privilege, it revealed painful blind spots. That changed her as a dharma teacher and leader. The post Facing My White Privilege appeared first on Lion's Roar.

About a Poem: Susan Dunlap on W.S. Merwin’s “Vixen”

W.S. Merwin said you have to hear poetry to understand it. Susan Dunlap says his poem "Vixen" is a perfect example. The post About a Poem: Susan Dunlap on W.S. Merwin’s “Vixen” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Watch the short film, “Altered Focus: Burma” (Features great skateboarding, too!)

Happy International Skateboarding Day! If you have 19 minutes to spare, here’s something to check out: “Altered Focus: Burma.” Its makers describe this sweet little 2011 film as a look at “three filmmakers and skateboarders, including rider Ali Drummond, as they travel across Yangon and Mandalay. Show More Summary

Luke Wilson tells Jimmy Fallon he looks like Chögyam Trungpa

"He's a good-looking guy!" The post Luke Wilson tells Jimmy Fallon he looks like Chögyam Trungpa appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Where Buddhism & Yoga Meet

In this Shambhala Sun feature, we asked four teachers -- all of whom practice both yoga and Buddhism -- how the two can work together. The post Where Buddhism & Yoga Meet appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How the Cold War was (finally) Won/Lost

:: Dharmavidya: I expect that the following fictitious speculation will prove completely unfounded, but it is interesting to consider how impermanence can play out.... History Regarded from 2050 "Looking back...

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