"The biggest problem in our lives today," says Shambhala Sun Editor-in-Chief Melvin McLeod, "is how bad we feel about ourselves." The post Be Your Own Best Friend appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Not every day a hot air balloon comes close enough to see people in the passenger basket, dangling dangerously close to tree tops! Yesterday evening was such a day. Such excitement among the children. And the rest of us! Eventually the balloon made a dignified, all be it unscheduled, landing on the local playing field. … Continue reading Living On Alms ?
You’re never too young to practice loving-kindness. Gail Silver on how to teach metta to your kids. The post How to Practice Metta with Children appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Theravada Vipassana teacher Larry Yang answers our questions, from worst job to favorite TV show. The post Meet a Teacher: Larry Yang appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Steve Silberman recalls early and lasting loves. The post Counting to One appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Essential books, audio, websites, and videos to help develop self-compassion. The post Resources: How to Make Friends with Yourself appeared first on Lion's Roar.
In Buddhism, says Zen teacher Koun Yamada, we find salvation by experiencing our true nature as human beings. The post What is Buddhist Salvation? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
A three-step contemplation to give yourself the compassion you need (and deserve). The post Meditation: Be Kind to Yourself appeared first on Lion's Roar.
We asked: What Buddhist book has meant the most to you? Here are a few responses submitted by readers. The post Share Your Wisdom: Our readers share their favorite Buddhist books appeared first on Lion's Roar.
A meditation for fostering compassion, from Thupten Jinpa. The post Meditation: Appreciating Others appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Take a look inside the November 2015 Shambhala Sun, with features on LGBTIQ dharma and making friends with yourself. The post Inside the November 2015 Shambhala Sun magazine appeared first on Lion's Roar.
We review "Buddhism for Couples," "Finding Yourself in the Kitchen," "Golden Kingdom," and more. The post Book and Movie Reviews for November, 2015 appeared first on Lion's Roar.
My readers would have noticed that I had not blogged for over four months. I was in much need of a break and so I did a three month retreat in the jungle – the concrete jungle of Paris, where I have access to a very small flat in a very quiet suburb, my only companion being the neighbourhood moggy who came to visit me each afternoon. Show More Summary
Outside of monastic rules, there are no specific Buddhist dietary restrictions. But Buddhism does place a strong emphasis on reducing suffering. The post Does being a Buddhist mean you have to be a vegetarian? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Meditation in Buddhism comes under various names. It has one primary aim, to penetrate through the veil of illusion or the same, the conditioned world. This includes external as well as internal phenomena. While the modern man holds the conditioned...
Episode Description: Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) is the director of Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson, Arizona and author of The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Using Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science. He joins...Show More Summary
In southern Arizona, where I live, many people think that it’s illegal to give exhausted desert travelers water, food, and shelter. Go ahead and re-read that first sentence. read more
The title of the 7th chapter in Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara (“Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life”) is Virya-paramita. As it is used here, paramita means perfection or completion, referring to the progressive stages of practice that allow one to cross over the sea of suffering to the other shore of nirvana. Virya is often translated …
Socially engaged Buddhist, Sulak Sivaraksa critiqued worldwide capitalism and supported individual responsibility at the United Nations on Wednesday. The post Socially Engaged Buddhism at the United Nations appeared first on Lion's Roar.
On September 30th, the Dalai Lama reassured an audience "I’m very well, and there’s no need for any of you to worry." The post Dalai Lama says his general health is “excellent, with no major ailments” appeared first on Lion's Roar.