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Is My Original Face Gay?

Caroline Contillo explores the reality of identity. The post Is My Original Face Gay? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Unhappiness Gap

Karen Maezen Miller looks at why people the world over are finding themselves unhappy, despite being told of more and more ways to find happiness. The post The Unhappiness Gap appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Five Mindfulness Trainings

Thich Nhat Hanh's Five Mindfulness Trainings are are based on the Buddha's five precepts and translated for modern times. Their nature is universal. The post Five Mindfulness Trainings appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Western Buddhism's Hidden History I

The establishment of a previously alien religion in a new environment is bound to be one of fits and starts, successes and dead ends, and so it has been with Buddhism in the West. Until fairly recently the beginnings of Western Buddhism...Show More Summary

Buddhism vs Islam

13 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

The Qur'an was supposedly “divinely revealed” for some twenty-two years to the illiterate Muhammad by the Angel Gabriel beginning in 610 AD. The revelations he received were reported to family members and friends who either memorized them or wrote them...

“Find the cost of freedom buried in the ground”

Memorial Day, a day of remembrance for those who have died serving in America’s armed forces. Have you ever wondered just how many have died in our country’s major wars?  According to estimates from the Dept. of Defense and the Veterans Administration, the figure is around 1.1 million.  This chart, from pbs.org, breaks it down: …

Namo Amida Bu - Chanting Saved My Life ~ Modgala

This is the first of a weekly series of teachings about the chants that have guided my path over the last twenty years and which still sustain me as I...

Feed the Right Wolf

Pema Chödrön describes how to release anger by deciding which wolf in our mind we want to feed. The post Feed the Right Wolf appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Being Authentic at Your Shitty Job

How do I leave behind the feeling of being trapped in my job and the resentment it causes? I want to be authentic at work. The post Being Authentic at Your Shitty Job appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What is Mindfulness of Breath when You Can't Breathe?

2 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Warning – I describe in some graphic detail the recuperation from a surgery. read more

Ask the Teachers: How can I engage with emotions in a way that turns me towards the Dharma?

the teachers are asked how to engage emotional provocations and self-centeredness in ways that turn us toward dharma practice and life. The post Ask the Teachers: How can I engage with emotions in a way that turns me towards the Dharma? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Unconditional Love

Remarkable happenings happen when a person is close to death. Not able to see or hear a woman hears and speaks – to her daughter. Then passes on. Amazing. Remarkable the bond between parent and off spring. Remarkable too is the impact of the offering of prayers and spiritual merit. A young man close to … Continue reading Unconditional Love ?

Three Aspects of Delusion & Enlightenment ~ Dharmavidya

Dharmavidya's Teaching at Oasis de Longue Vie 27 May 2016 recorded & transcribed by Annette Dharmavidya: I was reading a passage of Dogen - Dogen Zenji, the great Zen master....

The Science of Compassion

Episode Description: Emma Seppälä, Ph.D is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Emma joins host Vincent Horn to share the science behind compassion. She describes the current...Show More Summary

The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths

The message of Buddha's Four Noble Truths is that paying attention and seeing clearly lead to behaving impeccably in every moment on behalf of all beings. The post The Buddha’s Four Noble Truths appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Three Methods for Working with Chaos

Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful... if we are brave enough to rest in their space of uncertainty. Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy, excerpted from “When Things Fall Apart.” The post Three Methods for Working with Chaos appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Artist Miya Ando auctions unique mandalas to help Tibetan Nuns Project

Minimalist artist Miya Ando has created a series of five mandalas to be auctioned online that will raise funds for the Tibetan Nuns Project. The post Artist Miya Ando auctions unique mandalas to help Tibetan Nuns Project appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Emotional Rescue: A Preview

4 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Before we reach real understanding and wisdom about our emotions, we first need a clear idea of what they are and how they work. Emotions get their power from a simple but deep-seated source: our lack of self-knowledge. read more

HOW THIS BOMBU MET THE BUDDHA

I prefer not to use the term ‘spiritual journey’. This is more like a book with different chapters, each one building upon those it follows. Looking for a spiritual home...

The Buddhist Life of Benedict Cumberbatch

"Sherlock Holmes" star Benedict Cumberbatch sits down with Dominic Wells to talk about the leading role Buddhism has played in his life and career. The post The Buddhist Life of Benedict Cumberbatch appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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