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When we become arrogant

A certain amount of arrogance is in all of us. We can’t help it. We want to make others aware of our station in life, the important people we know, our academic degree and certainly our vast knowledge [sarcasm]. But...

How to Be a Force for Good

Daniel Goleman on how we can follow the Dalai Lama's lead in truly making our world better. The post How to Be a Force for Good appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What is the Lotus?

The Lotus is one of Buddhism’s most recognizable symbols of enlightenment and is important in many Buddhist traditions. The post What is the Lotus? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The heart of the Buddha's teaching

If we talk about the ‘heart of the Buddha’s teaching” we are talking about the central or innermost part of Buddhism which is where Zen tries to go. If someone had asked Zhàozh?u (J., Joshu), “What is the heart of...

Thich Nhat Hanh to receive Union Medal on September 6th in livestreamed ceremony

Sister Chan Duc, an emissary from Plum Village, the renowned monastery Thay founded in southwest France, will accept the Union Medal on his behalf. The post Thich Nhat Hanh to receive Union Medal on September 6th in livestreamed ceremony appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Finding Refuge in the Scary Places Inside Us

Ray Buckner shares how Buddhist practice can help us diminish fear by facing it directly with honesty, clarity, and compassion. The post Finding Refuge in the Scary Places Inside Us appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Power of Unbearable Compassion

When we can no longer bear the suffering of sentient beings, says the Karmapa, we unleash our full potential to help others and ourselves. The post The Power of Unbearable Compassion appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The arising of fascism

I decided to do a blog on the subject of “fascism” for the reason that I think the West is entering a phase where cultural degeneration seems to be growing by leaps and bounds. I have been toying with this...

PBS Mindfulness Goes Mainstream

A few nights ago, I watched a new PBS documentary Mindfulness Goes Mainstream.  The program explores the spreading mindfulness movement and the transformative power of mindfulness practice.  It features remarks from such people as singer...Show More Summary

The Key to Knowing Ourselves Is Meditation

Meditation practice awakens our trust that the wisdom and compassion that we need are already within us. It helps, says Pema Chödrön, to know ourselves: our rough parts and our smooth parts, our passion, aggression, ignorance and wisdom. Show More Summary

SGI-USA issues “Statement on the Racial Unrest in Charlottesville, VA”

Buddhist group founded by Daisaku Ikeda quotes Martin Luther King, Jr. in post-Charlottesville statement. The post SGI-USA issues “Statement on the Racial Unrest in Charlottesville, VA” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Truth and Reconciliation Begin With Us

In spite of the conflict and pain that our national discourse on white supremacy has surfaced, Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield is still hopeful -- for we all have the tools to begin making real change happen. The post Truth and Reconciliation Begin With Us appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Returning ‘Home’

Note from Mugo: Thank you folks for your patience. It has been about a month since I last posted on Jade Mountains. I’ve stopped counting how many places I have stayed at since leaving England 11th July, I’ve certainly been contemplating the meaning of ‘home’. I landing initially in Seattle then moved over to Victoria … Continue reading Returning ‘Home’ ?

Watch exclusive clips from the Cumberbatch-narrated Thich Nhat Hanh documentary, “Walk With Me”

These exclusive clips from "Walk With Me" include insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals read by actor Benedict Cumberbatch. The post Watch exclusive clips from the Cumberbatch-narrated Thich Nhat Hanh documentary, “Walk With Me” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

A Meditation for Working with Post-Charlottesville Stress

Mushim Patricia Ikeda gives instruction in Metta meditation, which can help us foster feelings of loving-kindness, or good will. The post A Meditation for Working with Post-Charlottesville Stress appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Tiger and the Ox: A Buddhist Psychotherapy ~ Dharmavidya David Brazier

A BUDDHIST PSYCHOTHERAPY: The Tiger and the Ox ~ David Brazier 2015 Buddhism as a Basis In this paper I would like to describe one way of doing and conceptualising...

Full-Stop Mind

The late Burmese teacher Mahasi Sayadaw helped to revitalize the Vipassana tradition with his precise teachings on meditation. His student Bhante Bodhidhamma presents Mahasi’s simple and direct method for slowing down and ultimately halting conceptual thinking. The post Full-Stop Mind appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

Speed creates its own power and momentum, says Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. When we speed around, are we mastering our life or hanging on for dear life? The post Slow Down, You Move Too Fast appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Crisis on the Roof of the World

John Demont reports that China’s longterm campaign to assimilate Tibet has entered a critical new stage. The post Crisis on the Roof of the World appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The New Yorker publishes Buddhist eyewitness’s account of Charlottesville attack

Kristin Adolfson was feet away from the car attack that killed one and injured 19. The post The New Yorker publishes Buddhist eyewitness’s account of Charlottesville attack appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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