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We are the Earth

Earth Day.  I remember the first Earth Day in 1970.  I was a senior in high school.  We had an assembly out on the football field and listened to a couple of speakers.  Not a big deal. Forty-seven years later, it is a very big deal.  This year, there are plenty of interesting events to …

Spiritual leader of Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, 103rd Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche, dies

Kyabje Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin Rinpoche, via Tibet.net.The Central Tibetan Administration is reporting today on the death of Kyabje Jetsun Lobsang Tenzin, who was appointed last year to 103rd Gaden Tripa, the spiritual head of Gelug order of the Tibetan Buddhism. Show More Summary

Undivided Activity

When you ride in a boat, your body and mind and the environs together are the undivided activity of the boat. It’s worth spending some time sitting with this. Really. Our lives as riding in a boat. Or riding makes the boat (living) what it is. This photograph was taken about a month ago. A … Continue reading Undivided Activity ?

The Promise of Buddhist Economics

Economist Clair Brown argues for an economic system based on altruism, sustainability, and a meaningful life. The post The Promise of Buddhist Economics appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What Is Dream Yoga and How Do You Do It?

If you indulge your fantasies, lucid dreaming becomes super-samsara. If you go deeper, lucid dreaming can develop into dream yoga—spiritual practice. The post What Is Dream Yoga and How Do You Do It? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Life -Like Riding In A Boat

The following quote is from Undivided Activity (Zenki) Zen Master Dogen. Birth is just like riding in a boat. You raise the sails, row with the oar, and steer. Although you row, the boat gives you a ride, and without the boat you couldn’t ride. But you ride in the boat and your riding makes … Continue reading Life -Like Riding In A Boat ?

How to Have a (More) Buddhist Wedding

It's your special day. Why not bring dharma to the proceedings? James Ishmael Ford shares tips on how to do it — without weirding anyone out. The post How to Have a (More) Buddhist Wedding appeared first on Lion's Roar.

“Mystic and Glamorous” exhibition showcases Goryeo Buddhist Painting of three Korean artists

The paintings of three contemporary Korean artists will be showcased in the "Mystic and Glamorous" exhibition of Goryeo Buddhist painting. The post “Mystic and Glamorous” exhibition showcases Goryeo Buddhist Painting of three Korean artists appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddhahood in Three Dimensions

In these teaching on chapters one and twenty of the Lotus Sutra, Thich Nhat Hanh discusses the three dimensions in which all beings and things reside. The post Buddhahood in Three Dimensions appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Bodhichitta: The Excellence of Awakened Heart

The mind of enlightenment, bodhichitta, is always available, in pain as well as in joy. Pema Chödrön lays out how to cultivate this soft spot of bravery. The post Bodhichitta: The Excellence of Awakened Heart appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Practice of Looking Deeply Using Three Dharma Seals: Impermanence, No-self and Nirvana

Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that by looking deeply we develop insight into impermanence and no self. These are the keys to the door of reality. All authentic practices of the Buddha carry within them three essential teachings called the Dharma Seals. Show More Summary

Richard Gere tells Hollywood Reporter how defending Tibet has affected his career

In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Richard Gere opens up about how his outspoken defense of Tibet has affected his career. The post Richard Gere tells Hollywood Reporter how defending Tibet has affected his career appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Small Actions – Merit Of

What makes Dogen different from all other thinkers? someone asked when I gave a talk at St. John’s College in Santa Fe. “His deep trust in action,” I replied. “Facing the enormity of the problems in the world, we often become cynical doubting that individual action can make a significant impact. Dogen’s view of the … Continue reading Small Actions – Merit Of ?

To get to the very essence of thoughts

Our thoughts are one thing but getting down the the essence of thought is quite another matter. Most approach Zen never thinking that its goal is to get to the very stuff of thoughts. In this regard, it really doesn’t...

I’m Buddhist and going to DC’s People’s Climate March. See you there?

"I ask everyone who believes that clean air and drinking water is the right of every living being to join me in the march." The post I’m Buddhist and going to DC’s People’s Climate March. See you there? appeared first on Lion's Roar...

Buddhism & Diversity: Profiles, Teachings, and Conversations

LionsRoar.com presents a collection of our best teachings, profiles, and conversations on diversity, race, and identity in Buddhism. The post Buddhism & Diversity: Profiles, Teachings, and Conversations appeared first on Lion's Roar...

When is religion not a religion?

Reading about the influx of Muslims pouring into Western countries; and taking into account the West’s failure to acknowledge that religions can be substantially different from one another, the West has not adequately prepared itself for the inherent danger contained...

Share Your Wisdom: What’s your FB:M ratio (social media to meditation per day)?

If you’ve got an answer, we want to hear it. So, tell us by sending an email. Include your name and location, and a photo. The post Share Your Wisdom: What’s your FB:M ratio (social media to meditation per day)? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

I Love You — Pass the Cheese

What is love? That's a tough question to answer. Perhaps, suggests Charles Spearin, we might do well to ask what it isn't. The post I Love You — Pass the Cheese appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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