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Watch: Leonard Cohen’s contemplative “Leaving the Table” video

The new? video for the late Leonard Cohen's "Leaving the Table" begins with what one might read as a meditating Cohen. The post Watch: Leonard Cohen’s contemplative “Leaving the Table” video appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The inherent nature

In Sanskrit, the inherent nature of all phenomena is called dharmat? or the same, the true nature or essence. Even our everyday thoughts that continually arise in our heads have an inherent nature or dharmat?. The world of phenomena and...

The trap and the pass key

A trap is a useful instrument depending...

Can I practice meditation on the go?

Is it okay if I take opportunities to meditate during the day, such line or sitting on the as when I’m waiting in bus? The post Can I practice meditation on the go? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

All religions are not equal

Many of the leaders of the EU, the UK and the US see all religions as being equal. Islam, Judaism and Christianity are all equal they believe. Also Buddhism is the same as Hinduism. The list goes on. But very...

Open Letter: Myanmar’s Buddhist Leaders Must Take a Stand Against Ethnic Cleansing

More than 70 Buddhist teachers and community leaders have signed a letter to Myanmar's Buddhist leaders, calling for an end to persecution. The post Open Letter: Myanmar’s Buddhist Leaders Must Take a Stand Against Ethnic Cleansing appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Whole Way

Is Buddhism a transcendent path to enlightenment or a practical aid to everyday life? The Way cannot be divided like that, Joan Sutherland tells us. LIke the water system of the high desert, it flows in every direction and is found wherever we decide to tap into it. The post The Whole Way appeared first on Lion's Roar.

One-Shot Mind

In his seminal teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness, the late Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explained how to practice mindfulness of mind. The post One-Shot Mind appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Rohingya Crisis

It’s just a shot away: “When they are being killed and forcibly transferred in a widespread or systematic manner, this could constitute ethnic cleansing and could amount to crimes against humanity.” In fact it can be the precursor to all the egregious crimes — and I mean genocide.” These are the words of Adama Dieng, […]

Craving is about escape

Does man crave because he is entrapped in a temporal body and the outer world which this temporal body inaccurately perceives adding up to a substantial illusion? If this is the case how does one dispel such an all encompassing...

Love — It’s What Really Makes Us Happy

Zen priest Robert Waldinger is the leader of the longest-running study of happiness, who's found that science and Buddhism agree on what makes us happy. The post Love — It’s What Really Makes Us Happy appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Dalai Lama condemns alleged ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

The Dalai Lama has joined other Buddhist leaders in urging Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to address the violence against the Rohingya. The post Dalai Lama condemns alleged ethnic cleansing in Myanmar appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Wabi Sabi Is Imperfect Beauty

Wabi sabi — a philosophy with roots in Zen tea ceremonies — posits that beauty lies in what is flawed. The post Wabi Sabi Is Imperfect Beauty appeared first on Lion's Roar.

7 Things the Buddha Never Said

Monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu, a trained translator of the Buddha's words, reveals seven fake Buddha quotes he's found. See if you're not surprised. The post 7 Things the Buddha Never Said appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Readers say “Thank You, Thich Nhat Hanh” with their poems

Fans of Thich Nhat Hanh share their poems of appreciation for the Vietnamese Zen teacher and founder of Engaged Buddhism. The post Readers say “Thank You, Thich Nhat Hanh” with their poems appeared first on Lion's Roar.

A Story for Buddhists in the ICE-raid Era

Mushim Patricia Ikeda shares a small piece of Buddhist history that she’s never forgotten, and that she hopes we'll always remember, too. The post A Story for Buddhists in the ICE-raid Era appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What does “Zen” really mean?

I see the word “Zen” tossed around a lot these days. It seems to mean having a relaxing, spa-like experience. Is that what Zen’s really about? The post What does “Zen” really mean? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Sam Littlefair to debut as new LionsRoar.com Editor

Outgoing editor Rod Meade Sperry, who will remain with Lion's Roar, shares his excitement about the transition. The post Sam Littlefair to debut as new LionsRoar.com Editor appeared first on Lion's Roar.

We are naturally impious

Just yesterday I was listing to a song on Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE album (2004). The name of the song was Child is the Father of the Man. "Child is the Father of the Man" is a line from William...

Memories Locations

It is said that one’s memories from early life remain sharp, clear and vivid. Partly because the first time one does something is so significant in ones growing up. For example ones first proper date, first proper job interview, first car, first time abroad, oh and yes – the first kiss. What is vivid is … Continue reading Memories Locations ?

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