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The 17th Karmapa: New Face of an Ancient Lineage

As Barry Boyce tells us, the 17th Karmapa's views will help define Buddhism in the 21st century. The post The 17th Karmapa: New Face of an Ancient Lineage appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddhist Geeks, Bitcoins, & Ukrainian Domain Pirates

It pains me some to admit this, but in the summer of 2012–just after our annual conference–the domain was stolen right out from under our noses. For five gut-wrecking days, after discovering our domain had been snipped, I worked out a deal to buy our domain name back from a Ukrainian domain pirate. Show More Summary

BG 307: Everything is Workable

Episode Description: Diane Musho Hamilton is a Zen teacher and conflict mediator. In this episode she joins host Vincent Horn to explore some of the themes from her first book Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution. Show More Summary

Don't Transfer the Ox's Load to the Cow

5 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

I pride myself on being well-informed. I pride myself on having good taste. I judge myself so harshly and berate myself so aggressively that I'm left to wonder how this rigorous humility might serve me. Perhaps it saves me the trouble of taking on some of the work I want to do, that I could be doing. read more

University of Michigan creates world’s first endowed chair of Thai Buddhism

The University of Michigan has received a gift of $2 million to establish the world's first endowed chair of Thai Buddhism. The post University of Michigan creates world’s first endowed chair of Thai Buddhism appeared first on Lion's Roar.

BG 308: Working with Questions

Episode Description: Lisa Ernst is an artist and meditation teacher in the Zen and Vipassana traditions. She leads the One Dharma Nashville Community that draws from the wisdom traditions of Zen, Vipassana, and Tibetan Buddhism. In this...Show More Summary

BG 309: Digital Dharma Gates

Episode Description: Rohan Gunatillake is the creator of buddhify, the mobile mindfulness app for modern life, and the co-producer of Sync, a program that’s helping cultural organizations in Scotland have a more progressive relationship with technology, technologists, design and designers. Show More Summary

When the Going Gets Good

11 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Your life is terrible so you decide to do something about it. You try everything. You change jobs, you change partners, you exercise, you give your time to charity, maybe you numb it out a bit with drink or drugs, I don’t know, but you try and try and search and search. Show More Summary

Buddhist-Muslim peace called for in Yogyakarta Statement

“If we want peace and justice, it is very important for Buddhists and Muslims to come together because these are two major world religions.” The post Buddhist-Muslim peace called for in Yogyakarta Statement appeared first on Lion's Roar.

BG 310: Mindful Media – A New Culture of Immersiveness

Episode Description: Megan Miller is a technology researcher and entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay area. After working in editorial and digital roles at National Geographic Adventure, New York Magazine and Popular Science, Megan...Show More Summary

Generosity Crowdfunder – Support the Ongoing Conversation

We are 100 percent fueled by your generosity.  Help us keep the battery full by contributing to our Generosity Crowdfunder. The post Generosity Crowdfunder – Support the Ongoing Conversation appeared first on Buddhist Geeks.

Ordaining Trees

There are about 250,000 Buddhist monks in Thailand. Today, I would like to bring to your attention just one of those bhikkhus. His name is Phrakru Pitak Nanthakthun and he engages in a practice that is a little out of the ordinary. He ordains trees. A paper at the Forum on Religion and Ecology at [...]

BG 311: The Dharma of Difference

Episode Description: Kate Johnson is a yogi and meditation teacher in NYC where she teaches yoga and mindfulness meditation to high school students in public schools. A student in the Vipassana meditation tradition, Kate completed the...Show More Summary

Broken Heart, Open Heart

When we encounter a poverty at the heart of our being, may we always recognize our ultimate existential context: that we always and everywhere live in the presence of the divine.

Naked Before the Sacred

Prayer and meditation can include, especially in theistic traditions, expressing our difficult feelings toward and about God. God is not a china doll. He/she will not break.

The Coming of Fall

What we each have before us is a day that encompasses everything that it is supposed to be. Regardless of the season, the beauty is present if only we open our eyes.

Recipe for Happiness

Mental states of happy and sad hold no significant difference when observed with impartiality (sam?nattat?).

War: What Is It Good For?

Is there a way to wage a peaceful war founded in love, kindness, compassion, and equanimity?

BG 312: A 3D Model for Spiritual Growth

Episode Description: Shinzen Young is a Vipassana meditation teacher and was ordained in Japan as a monk in the Shingon tradition. He has studied and practiced extensively in other traditions, including Zen and Lakota Sioux Shamanism. Show More Summary

Looking for loopholes

22 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

Most beginners who tend to be insincere; who are more curious about Zen than dedicated, approach it as if they were lawyers looking for loopholes! This attitude is not one of being open to radical change. In fact, this kind...

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