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Buddhist teacher and former police officer Cheri Maples has died

"Our beloved Cheri Maples has died. A great loss to the world," wrote Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax. The post Buddhist teacher and former police officer Cheri Maples has died appeared first on Lion's Roar.

When the Teacher F’s Up, What’s a Buddhist to Do?

In light of recent, unsettling news about Buddhist teachers, Justin von Bujdoss offers a clarification of the pure view of the tantric Buddhist path. The post When the Teacher F’s Up, What’s a Buddhist to Do? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

6 Pointers for Making a Positive Life Change

Josh Korda shares six pointers on how to cultivate the patience and support to make postive changes in your own life. The post 6 Pointers for Making a Positive Life Change appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Is the psychophysical body is evil?

A question was recently brought up as to whether or not the psychophysical body is evil (evil in the sense of harmful or tending to harm). I said it was evil based on a number of different quotes from the...

My New Tumor

Two days after John McCain announced he had a brain tumor, I underwent a biopsy to diagnose a new mass in my left leg and determine whether it is cancerous. It is.  It’s a big fat ugly tumor the size of a baseball. I’m still in the dark about treatment.  My oncologist has mentioned something […]

We, the misfits... ~ Dharmavidya

We are an outpost of Nyorai’s Pure Land. We, the misfits, fit here. We are trying to live a life that is genuine — a life free from spin —...

Major cracks in the West's very foundation

Our intelligence in the West is mainly applied to reason, or the same, the faculty of explaining nature, often simplistically. From here we move into the natural sciences where we have what we believe to be an understanding of nature....

Dalai Lama’s public address in Montreal cancelled

His Holiness's scheduled public address on October 20 at the Bell Centre in Montreal has been cancelled at the advice of his physicians. The post Dalai Lama’s public address in Montreal cancelled appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Eighth Spirit Rock Teacher Training program, especially diverse, begins

Gina Sharpe, Lila Kate Wheeler, and Larry Yang, core teachers of the Teacher Training program at Woodacre, California's Spirit Rock Mediation Center, share about this year's participants. The post Eighth Spirit Rock Teacher Training program, especially diverse, begins appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Drinking a Mindful Cup of Tea

A cup of tea or coffee is a nice break. Drinking it mindfully is a real break. Joseph Emet teaches us this five-step practice. The post Drinking a Mindful Cup of Tea appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Dharma and Logos

Translating the term “dharma” is not without problems. It doesn’t just mean the teaching of the Buddha. It has other meanings such as good conduct or behavior. It can refer to the truth as in the clear and spotless vision...

Junsei Jana Drakka in hospice

Junsei Jana Drakka, Zen priest and dharma heir to Zenkei Blanche Hartman, is in hospice. The post Junsei Jana Drakka in hospice appeared first on Lion's Roar.

A Teacher’s Death and the Tao of Imperfection

Until last week, I had never heard of Michael Stone.  He was a respected Buddhist teacher, author, mental health advocate.  He died on July 13.  He was 42 years old and left behind a wife, family, and evidently, legions of admirers in Canada. Over the weekend, it was revealed that Stone likely died from an …

Some Zennists still harbor a mechanist view of the world

Most Zen Buddhists are still trying to put the round peg of Zen into the square hole of European philosophy which still harbors, among other things, a mechanist view of the world which goes back to the seventeenth century. Granted.....

True Religion is Simple Faith ~ Dharmavidya

Continuing the commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice TEXT: wishing to practise a religious life in truly simple faith, Truly Simple Faith Truly simple faith is a precious jewel...

Sogyal Rinpoche to enter “period of retreat and reflection” in response to allegations of abuse

Following the release of a letter recently issued by current and ex-Rigpa members, which details alleged abuses by Rigpa founder and spiritual director Sogyal Rinpoche, we have now received from Rigpa the following press release, which...Show More Summary

The Sacred Desire to Exist

Out of the primordial desire to exist, everything comes into being. This sacred force, says Anam Thubten, is different from clinging, which is the source of our suffering. The post The Sacred Desire to Exist appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Don’t Wait to Be Happy!

A heartfelt message to us all, from Jack Kornfield. The post Don’t Wait to Be Happy! appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How I Got Comfortable with My Imperfections

John Manderino stumbles through Zen meal practice — and decides that’s perfectly okay. The post How I Got Comfortable with My Imperfections appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Dalai Lama, Heart of Compassion

Roshi Joan Halifax reflects on personal moments with the Dalai Lama that exemplified his compassion and wisdom. The post The Dalai Lama, Heart of Compassion appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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