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Three Things the Buddha Never Said

Monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu, a trained translator of the Buddha's words, reveals three of the fake Buddha quotes he's found. See if you're not surprised. The post Three Things the Buddha Never Said appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Middle Way of Stress

Life is stressful. Although some people claim that contemporary life is especially stressful, I am skeptical whether that is so. Living beings have always had to struggle for food, for shelter, and for safety. They have always had the stress of finding a mate and reproducing. The world is no Garden of Eden. The post The Middle Way of Stress appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Castles Made of Sand

Building sand castles is an activity associated with summertime and the beach.  Most people think of it as a kid thing, but there are adults who engage in this pastime and sand castles can range from the very simple to the amazingly elaborate. The term ‘sand castles’ can also refer to a notion or scheme …

Going beyond the world of biological fitness

15 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

Western science can only manage to look at the external world together with its properties as if such a world were ready made and really 'out there'. This hides the fact that science is actually begging the question. Science’s standpoint...

Dogen & Saigyo ~ Dharmavidya

Saigyo and Dogen were both independent Buddhist monks. Saigyo was, perhaps, even more independent than Dogen in that he seems never to have been strongly identified with one sect, although...

On Fragrant Hill – Grant Remembered

Grant died on the 27th August 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. This video is remembering him and his impact on the people he worked with in the mental health field and his Buddhist friends and friends generally too. So sorry about the sound quality. It’s not easy to record out of doors on a phone. In … Continue reading On Fragrant Hill – Grant Remembered ?

Why Is Rebecca Solnit Hopeful?

Writer and activist Rebecca Solnit tells the truth about misogyny, injustice, and environmental destruction, along with the hope found in uncertainty. The post Why Is Rebecca Solnit Hopeful? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Lamb Rescue on West Side of Great Gable – Video

Ricky Lightfoot @rickylightfoot was the chap who rescued the lamb on the West side of Great Gable when we were there, scrambling about, on May 31st. Little did we know he was wearing a GoPro. The video is edited down to just under 5 minutes but the rescue probably took longer. To date the video … Continue reading Lamb Rescue on West Side of Great Gable – Video ?

Meditation Only Goes So Far

If you want to connect with the open, spacious quality of mind, says Lama Willa Miller, at some point you have to stop trying to meditate. The post Meditation Only Goes So Far appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Threatened by fire, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center cancels guest season, seeks funds to cover “devastating” losses

The guest season will not reopen this summer at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center, due to the ongoing threat posed by California's raging wildfires. The post Threatened by fire, Tassajara Zen Mountain Center cancels guest season, seeks funds to cover “devastating” losses appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Mindfulness is the Best Medicine

After 13 years as a Buddhist nun, Sister Dang Nghiem looks back on her medical career and realizes monastic practice and medicine aren’t that different. The post Mindfulness is the Best Medicine appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Doors of Liberation

No self, no form, no goal: Thich Nhat Hanh on the truth we’re distracting ourselves from. The post The Doors of Liberation appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Dad’s Happiness

In her widowed father’s pale, hopeful face, Ann Nichols saw that everything her mother had fallen for. Why should he be limited to a life without romance? The post Dad’s Happiness appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Enlightenment in Female Form

Gelek Rinpoche argues that enlightenment is possible only when female and male energies are both present. Tara practices bring enlightened female energy. The post Enlightenment in Female Form appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Thoughtful in The Mountains

Behind this post is much pondering on why I, and others, do what we do. And the meaning we attribute to our lives and the living of it. Rio ’16 has had me thinking. Here now is an Out and About post on my most recent walk in Cumbria. (And I should mention that around … Continue reading Thoughtful in The Mountains ?

Can A Tile Be A Mirror? ~ Dharmavidya

Nangaku & Baso There is a story about two monks, Nangaku and Baso. Baso has been practising meditation for ten years. Nangaku comes along. Nangaku: What is the use of...

The way of discovery

A university education really boils down to sticking with the past—don’t rock the boat of long established theories. In light of this, a university does not teach students how to discover new truths which still lie hidden, from truths about...

The Thousand Hands Sutra, Week 8

Here’s this week’s talk on the Sutra of the Thousand Hands of Compassion. This week it features what I jokingly (sort of) call the “hell-set”, a series of verses about how the handle the hellish states of mind that arise. Take a listen and I hope you find it helpful. with palms together, Chong Go […]

The Thousand Hands Sutra, week 9

Here’s this weeks recording of my talk on the Thousand Hands Sutra. On one hand, the text is fairly straight forward at this point, yet on the other, it’s still incredibly deep. There are views and information here that are just so far beyond the usual, dualistic way we tend to think. In the next […]

The Thousand Hands Sutra, Week 10, The Great Compassion Dharani

This weeks Dharma talk is about the core of the Thousand Hands Sutra, the Great Compassion Dharani. It’s a truly wonderful poem, and even more impressive teaching as well as signpost for which direction we need to go. This dharani has been popular across asia, and it was said that reciting it would bring blessings and […]

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