Cultural Marxist Ideology (hereafter CMI) started to begin popular in the 1960s when I took up the study of Zen just before 1965. I knew it in the form of cultural studies. Not being called “cultural Marxism” at that time...
Barbet Schroeder's latest documentary on Myanmar's anti-Islam monk, Venerable Wirathu, screened at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday. The post “Chilling” documentary on Myanmar’s anti-Islam monk screens at Cannes appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Representatives from nine faiths have issued a statement condemning Monday's terrorist attack in Manchester. The post Interfaith representatives issue statement on Manchester attack appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Nirvana is described in different ways in the Pali canon. Here is one of the most popular examples which is from the Udana: “There exists, monks, that which is unborn, that which is unbecome, that which is uncreated, that which...
We’ve got a question for you: What's your most mindless moment? Tell us the story of the most mindless thing you've ever done. The post Share Your Wisdom: What’s Your Most Mindless Moment? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Thinking of all those caught up in the event in Manchester last night. For all those who died, those injured and others who face death. For the angry and the grieving.
Emotional health means accepting the full range of human emotions, both the painful and the positive. The post How to Raise an Emotionally Resilient Child appeared first on Lion's Roar.
QUESTION: Can you explain the idea of "two truths"? SHORT ANSWER: Truth is truth and all encompassing, but there is a relative and an absolute way of intuiting it. LONGER...
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong reviews "Under the Bodhi Tree," a new musical about the life of the Buddha, that played off-Broadway this month. The post Musical about the life of the Buddha premieres off-Broadway in NYC appeared first on Lion's Roar.
In 2011, I started to ask about my sangha's ordinariness. What do we look like meditating in our apartments, or sitting on a couch? The post What might “Ordinary Zen” look like? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
If we have never met our Buddha-nature or true essence face to face, the only thing we perceive are phenomena, including our mental world, so that if a sage talks about a Buddha-nature or essence, we scratch our heads, puzzled....
Yesterday I was looking through my old somewhat dusty stack of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. I said, What the heck—I’ll do a blog on it. Tricycle: The Buddhist Review touts itself as an independent, nonsectarian Buddhist quarterly. Its main goal...
The mind is an amazing space An amazing place wanting to know Why She asked, Why do I have to wake up? No answer to that. Once again visiting my elderly sangha friend this morning. Soon we were laughing together, moving from questions which have no satisfactory answers to whether or not her Polar Bear … Continue reading Walk For The Wild Side ?
After soldiering through his grief, Jaimal Yogis sat down, looked at his mind, and let the floodgates open. There were a lot of tears — but who said that’s a bad thing? Fear, sadness, grief, jealousy, and anger are like quicksand: resisting them in a sudden, knee-jerk way can make them much more troublesome. Show More Summary
Jan Chozen Bays on the incessant desires that fuel our confusion and suffering. The post Krispy Kreme Mind appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Listen to the singer-songwriter's Buddhist-legend-checking song, "Leaving LA," found on his new LP, "Pure Comedy." The post Check out Father John Misty’s Buddhist-inflected song, “Leaving L.A.” appeared first on Lion's Roar.
The nagging, negative voice of self-judgement, says Christina Feldman, is a powerful affliction best met with courage, kindness, and understanding. The post Silencing the Inner Critic appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Jan Chozen Bays explains how to recognize and tame the critical commentary we replay in our minds. The post Getting to Know Your Inner Critic appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Paul L. Swanson reviews "The Lotus Sutra: A Biography" by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. From the Summer 2017 issue of Buddhadharma. The post The Life of the Lotus Sutra appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Rory Lindsay reviews "The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi," "The Suttanipata," "Power Objects in Tibetan Buddhism," and more. The post Buddhadharma Book Briefs for Summer 2017 appeared first on Lion's Roar.