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...
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
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 ?
Leslie Booker offers step-by-step instruction. The post How to practice walking meditation appeared first on Lion's Roar.
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.
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.
Andrea miller remembers her experience at a retreat with Pema Chodron. The post Thank You, Pema appeared first on Lion's Roar.
Andrea Miller reviews This Present Moment, by Gary Snyder. The post Review: This Present Moment appeared first on Lion's Roar.
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.
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 Buddhist teacher Willa Miller. The post Meet a Teacher: Willa Miller appeared first on Lion's Roar.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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...
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 …
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! ?
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