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Going beyond the moons in the stream

Many years ago, one night I walked down to the shallow portion of the stream beside my run down old ranch house. I could see countless moons in the water. Then I thought to myself that this might make a...

Meeting Meanness with Metta

21 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

I don't have to tell you that the world is a mean place. You know that -- you're on the Internet, which some days seems like nothing more than a place to share hatred and rage and stories of the awful way people treat other beings. It can feel overwhelming. read more

Cannot Be Given or Stolen

Ryokan, it is said, returned to his hut late one evening to find a thief there. He took this calmly – it was clear to both of them that there wasn’t anything worth robbing in his hut.  Ryokan was troubled because he didn’t want the man to leave empty-handed having walked up the mountain to … Continue reading Cannot Be Given or Stolen ?

How to practice walking meditation

Leslie Booker offers step-by-step instruction. The post How to practice walking meditation appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Oops, I Said the Wrong Thing

Forgive yourself for your faux pas, counsels Lodro Rinzler. You can learn from mistakes. The post Oops, I Said the Wrong Thing appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Rent for Living on the Planet

Kate Johnson offers young New Yorkers the tools and community she could have used when she was young. The post Rent for Living on the Planet appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Thank You, Pema

Andrea miller remembers her experience at a retreat with Pema Chodron. The post Thank You, Pema appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Review: This Present Moment

Andrea Miller reviews This Present Moment, by Gary Snyder. The post Review: This Present Moment appeared first on Lion's Roar.

A beginner’s guide to the teachings of Pema Chödrön

A guide to teachings by Pema Chödrön. The post A beginner’s guide to the teachings of Pema Chödrön appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Inside the September 2015 Shambhala Sun magazine

Peak inside the September 2015 issue of the Shambhala Sun, featuring a teaching by Pema Chödrön, a profile of k.d. lang, and a conversation between the two. The post Inside the September 2015 Shambhala Sun magazine appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Meet a Teacher: Willa Miller

Meet Buddhist teacher Willa Miller. The post Meet a Teacher: Willa Miller appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Practice Pema Chödrön’s “Three Conscious Breaths”

Pema Chödrön teaches us a simple technique we can use anytime we need a break from our habitual patterns. The post Practice Pema Chödrön’s “Three Conscious Breaths” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

With Eyes of the Tiger at the Pace of an Ox

Dharmavidya writes: Day One Introductory Lecture We are here to become better therapists. Learning to be a better therapist is lifelong training. It is the same as following spiritual path....

A quirky perception of color, texture, and lines

From author and contemplative photographer Andy Karr comes the latest “Seeing Fresh” contemplative photo of the week, submitted by Tom37. Andy’s comment: “This is a lovely shot of a quirky perception of color, texture and line in space. It’s a fine example of fresh seeing.” The post A quirky perception of color, texture, and lines appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What should I do with my eyes when I meditate?

Whether you keep your eyes open or closed during meditation depends on your approach. The post What should I do with my eyes when I meditate? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Why answers about Zen seem inadequate

When it comes to beginners of Zen Buddhism asking special questions, it often involves a fair amount of relevant, background context in order for the answer to make any kind of sense. Very seldom does this happen. Asking particular questions...

Soseki’s Gardens

Wisdom Publications has been publishing books on Buddhism for more than a quarter century. Many of the books in my library were put out by Wisdom. They recently contacted me, and I’m sure other bloggers, about one of their new books, Dialogues in Dream The Life and Zen Teachings of Muso Soseki by Muso Soseki …

No Finger No Moon!

I have been sitting with this small piece by Zen Master Ryokan. I love it. It has been a long time since I ventured into his work. However the other day, while passing though the library, a book as good as fell off the shelf.  And here I am – sitting with Ryokan again. You … Continue reading No Finger No Moon! ?

Are You Wishing for the Wrong Things?

3 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

My mom recently heard about an organization that grants senior citizens' wishes, like those groups that send terminally ill children and their families to Disney World, but this was for regular seniors with no special issues. This led her to think about what she'd wish for, she told me. read more

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