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Awakening to the mysterious

When we look at a piece of iron that has...

National Treasure: Gary Snyder

Beat hero, steward of the earth, Zen Buddhist—in his mid-eighties, poet Gary Snyder looks back on an honorable life at the leading edge. The post National Treasure: Gary Snyder appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Day 3: 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

19 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Welcome to Day 3. Please be sure to read about the challenge here before posting comments, and view Day 2 at this link. read more

Real gongfu (kung fu)

All of us are living confined within the...

Dalai Lama, at Kalachakra event, says “I think I can say I’ll live to be 100”

His Holiness the Dalai Lama told attendees of the Kalachakra Empowerment at Bodhgaya, India that he believes he will live to be 100 years old. The post Dalai Lama, at Kalachakra event, says “I think I can say I’ll live to be 100” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

secretly taking on the sufferings of others ~ Dharmavidya

QUESTION: Can you tell something more on the verse “Bring help and happiness to all other beings, and secretly take upon myself, all their harm and suffering” (The eight verses...

Mastering the fourth Zen (dhyana)

The fourth dhyana is achieved with the immovability of the mind (citta?iñjyata?). In a split second the waves of mind cease, completely. But not by the adept’s effort. The adept cannot, by their will, effect cessation. To do so woul...

Let’s Stand Up Together

Bhikkhu Bodhi urges Buddhists to be visible advocates of peace, basic sanity, and social justice — causes that, he argues, transcend party politics. The post Let’s Stand Up Together appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Day 1: 21 Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

2 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word." Martin Luther King, Jr. read more

Tossing away spirituality

Just recently Hollywood director Martin Scorsese said that "we shouldn't toss away spirituality". He said this in connection with his film Silence which was released on Dec. 23. The film is based on Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel of the same...

Avalokiteshvara Permission, Long Life Offering and Conclusion of Kalachakra Empowerment

Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, 14 January 2017 - Crowds two or three metres deep lined the road as His Holiness the Dalai Lama made the short journey from Namgyal Monastery to the Kalachakra Temple hoping to catch a glimpse of him once again this morning.

Third and Final Day of the Kalachakra Empowerment

Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, 13 January 2017 - Since His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Bodhgaya more than two weeks ago, the misty skies have cleared and the sun has come out, but there remains a chill in the air. As he did yesterday, His Holiness came early to the Kalachakra Temple to perform the preparatory rites for the empowerment, which took him four hours.

The Bells of Religious Liberty

Monday, January 16, is Martin Luther King Day.  It’s also National Religious Freedom Day, first proclaimed by President H.W. Bush in 1993.  President Obama’s proclamation of 2010 reads, “On this day, we commemorate an early realization of our Nation’s founding ideals: Virginia’s 1786 Statute for Religious Freedom.” It guaranteed Virginians the right to practice the …

How to Be a Help

We may not be able to stop someone from dying or suffering pain, but we can still help through the honesty, compassion and presence of mind we bring. The post How to Be a Help appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Bodhisattva

Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche explains; those who take the bodhisattva vow make one simple commitment: to put others first, holding nothing back for themselves. The post The Bodhisattva appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Petition lodged after bhikkuni blocked from paying respects to Thailand’s late King

A petition has been has lodged after a group of bhikkuni were blocked from paying respects to Thailand's late King last month. The post Petition lodged after bhikkuni blocked from paying respects to Thailand’s late King appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Lion’s Roar presents a Bay Area-weekend of Buddhist discussion, dialogue, and debate

Dialogues and debates on Friday January 27th and Saturday the 28th are presented in partnership with the Khyentse Foundation and San Francisco Zen Center. The post Lion’s Roar presents a Bay Area-weekend of Buddhist discussion, dialogue, and debate appeared first on Lion's Roar.

We are The Birds That Stay

‘Tis not that Dying hurts us so – ‘Tis Living – hurts us more – But Dying – is a different way – A Kind behind the Door – The Southern Custom – of the Bird – That ere the Frosts are due – Accepts a better Latitude – We – are the Birds – … Continue reading We are The Birds That Stay ?

Second Day of the Kalachakra Empowerment - Seven Empowerments in the Pattern of Childhood

Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, 12 January 2017 - Today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama made another early start. He took his seat in the Kalachakra Temple at half past six to prepare for the granting of the empowerments.

How Will You See the Guru?

Are you able to see your teacher as the Buddha? It’s not easy, says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, but this is where the real path begins. The post How Will You See the Guru? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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