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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

19 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : The Zennist

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.

Official statement on passing of Michael Stone released

Carina Stone, Erin Robinsong and Rose Riccio have released an official statement on the passing of Buddhist teacher Michael Stone. The post Official statement on passing of Michael Stone released appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Cloud’s Illusions

In The Art of Living, Thich Nhat Hanh says, “We should not be afraid of suffering. We should be afraid of only one thing, and that is not knowing how to deal with our suffering.  Handling our suffering is an art.  If we know how to suffer, we suffer much less, and we’re no longer …

Vidya is Authenticity ~ Dharmavidya

Authenticity & Freedom I have been reading some existentialism. One of the key concepts in existentialism is authenticity. This goes with another key idea, which is freedom. These ideas reached...

Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche from current and ex-Rigpa members details abuse allegations

A letter, written by students of Sogyal Rinpoche, has been posted on the internet, detailing abuses allegedly committed by Rinpoche. The post Letter to Sogyal Rinpoche from current and ex-Rigpa members details abuse allegations appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Becoming authentic Bodhisattvas

It is my impression, and not without a lot of evidence over the years, that modern Zen practitioners regard themselves as Bodhisattvas. But I wonder how they deal with passages like this from the Mahayana canon? “His [the Bodhisattva’s] body...

The ‘Road’ is Home

The infant has it’s own joy because the world is not a mere road but a home, of which it will have more and more as it grows up in wisdom. With our road the gain is at every step, for it is the road and the home in one; it leads us on yet … Continue reading The ‘Road’ is Home ?

What’s your “Ask the Teachers” question?

What is your question? Which teachings do you find particularly challenging or perplexing? We want to know. The post What’s your “Ask the Teachers” question? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Touching Sound: A visit to the Rubin Museum’s thrilling new exhibit

Lindsay Kyte takes you to the Rubin Museum of Art's auditory exhibition, "The World Is Sound." The post Touching Sound: A visit to the Rubin Museum’s thrilling new exhibit appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Confronting Abuse: Be Proactive

An Olive Branch presents an action plan for putting the necessary supports in place to protect sangha members from abuse The post Confronting Abuse: Be Proactive appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Supreme Meditation

"Aging, illness and death are treasures for those who understand them. They’re Noble Truths, Noble Treasures. If they were people, I’d bow down to them." The post The Supreme Meditation appeared first on Lion's Roar.

No such thing as equality of outcome in Buddhism

I was just doing a little bit of research on the notion of “equality of outcome” (sometimes called “equality of result”) which is an egalitarian idea that believes we must eliminate material inequalities between individuals. To accomplish this goal involves...

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