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Playing With Buddha

At age seven, Ira Sukrungruang believed that the Buddha was more than a bronze statue. The Buddha was his best friend. The post Playing With Buddha appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Mahamudra Lineage

Osel Tendzin on Mahamudra and the lineage of Naropa, Marpa & Milarepa. The post The Mahamudra Lineage appeared first on Lion's Roar.

George Bush gives his painting of the Dalai Lama to His Holiness

George Bush gave his painting of the Dalai Lama to His Holiness himself as a birthday gift. The post George Bush gives his painting of the Dalai Lama to His Holiness appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Non-contentiousness and the Spirit of Open Dialogue

There was a death in the family so I have been away for a week. I traveled up to beautiful Oak Harbor, Washington, a small community on Whidbey Island, some 30 miles north of Seattle, to attend the memorial service and to see my 93-year old father. I might write about this visit and Whidbey [...]

What might ordinary Zen look like?

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.

Join Melvin McLeod and three of his favorite teachers at Omega

Melvin McLeod, the editor-in-chief of the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma, invites you to take part in "Waking Up in Every Moment" in late August. The post Join Melvin McLeod and three of his favorite teachers at Omega appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddhists for Racial Justice site launches

A group of Buddhist leaders have launched "Buddhists for Racial Justice." The post Buddhists for Racial Justice site launches appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Zen learning curve

There are many and varied learning curves from physical learning curves such as learning a dance, playing the drums, or a martial art to the learning curve of acquiring a new language. Their are many, many more. None come easy....

A Short Body Scan to Reduce Stress and Distraction

2 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

You’ve heard of eight-minute abs, but have you heard of an eight-minute body scan? This short embodiment practice is for when you’re lost in worry, feeling a bit frantic, or out of touch with your body. In this audio, I’ll guide you to include the felt sensations of your body, from the soles of your feet to the crown of your head. Show More Summary

The Buddhist astral body

A lot of Western Buddhists don't know of this particular discourse named the S?maññaphala Sutta. It is a conversation between the Buddha and King Aj?sattu of Magadha. It is about the rewards of the life of a renunciant. One interesting...

Zen Mind, Vajra Mind

The late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche described Suzuki Roshi as his “accidental father” in America, and through their close friendship he gained great respect for the Zen tradition. In this talk, Chögyam Trungpa looks at the basic differences between Zen and tantra. The post Zen Mind, Vajra Mind appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The strange case of Doctor Strange’s Tibet

Much of Doctor Strange takes place in a highly mythical version of Tibet mashed up with other Asian cultures. So, how will the film deal with this? The post The strange case of Doctor Strange’s Tibet appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Happily Ever After

A gay couple’s decision to wed threw them into the heart of an American culture war. The post Happily Ever After appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Fake Buddhist monks a growing global problem

A new panhandling trend takes advantage of the public's image of Buddhist monks as harmless. The problem is only growing more pernicious. The post Fake Buddhist monks a growing global problem appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Emptiness

Dainin Katagiri Roshi teaches on the Buddhist concept of emptiness. The post Emptiness appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Where Colour Photography Began

Words escape me…! These images, in colour and black and white, were taken by National Geographic Society photographers in the early 20th century, curated by Retronaut and showcased by Mashable,are something to behold. Enjoy, but don’t...Show More Summary

Walking the 12-Step Path with the Buddha: The First Steps

3 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Excerpt from 12 Steps on the Buddha’s Path by Laura S. _____________________________________________________________________________ read more

One Earth Sangha seeks to train “EcoSattvas”

This autumn One Earth Sangha will host a series of online, interactive sessions called “EcoSattva Training.” The post One Earth Sangha seeks to train “EcoSattvas” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Not Here Yet

Remarks by Gary Snyder on Buddhism, Ecology & the Poetics of Homelessness. The post Not Here Yet appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Wow wow vs. woo woo

In a previous blog I wrote, "The "woo" or "woo woo" factor generally refers to any belief in the supernatural which "big science" has not proven." For this blog I would like to refer to big science as "wow wow"...

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