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REAL HAPPINESS CHALLENGE: WEEK 2 - Where Am I?

5 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Like a lot of New Yorkers, I'm a busy person! Rushing from place to place, answering endless emails, Facebooking, Instagraming, Twittering, drinking coffee, attending meetings, scheduling, writing a class outline while riding the subway,...Show More Summary

Book and Movie Reviews for March, 2016

We review Natalie Goldberg's "The Great Spring," S.N. Goenka's "Satipatthana Sutta Discourses," Dzigar Kongtrul's "The Intelligent Heart," and more. The post Book and Movie Reviews for March, 2016 appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Seeking externally

Our culture is far too shallow and superficial. It is only interested in the outside. Moreover, it directs us to the outside so that the inside for us becomes over time a lacuna leaving us with a growing sense of...

Only the Dance

At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless; Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is, But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity, Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards, Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the … Continue reading Only the Dance ?

This Twitter bot tweets sections of John Cage’s “4’33?” every three hours

There are a lot of bots on Twitter that regularly tweet inspirational quotes or automated nonsense, but one new account is breaking through the noise. @john_cage_bot posts a random section from John Cage’s classic piece, 4’33”, every three hours. Show More Summary

Real Happiness Challenge - Week 2: How Fast Can You Take Your Time, Kid?

6 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

“DE is a way of doing. DE simply means doing whatever you do in the easiest most relaxed way you can manage which is also the quickest and most efficient way, as you will find as you advance in DE.You can start right now tidying up your flat, moving furniture or books, washing dishes, making tea, sorting papers. Show More Summary

Friends of murdered Rinpoche plead for mercy for attackers

Days after the the two men who murdered Akong Rinpoche were sentenced to death, friends of the victim are asking the Chinese government for mercy. The post Friends of murdered Rinpoche plead for mercy for attackers appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Sharon Salzberg and Susan Piver teach a columnist how to do loving-kindness meditation for Donald Trump

It's a question that's on many minds these days: what's with Donald Trump? The post Sharon Salzberg and Susan Piver teach a columnist how to do loving-kindness meditation for Donald Trump appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The culture of death

It is difficult for the average person to believe that we do, in fact, live in and accept a culture of death. How can I say this? It is not too difficult if you give it some thought. A culture...

How Sharon Salzberg Found Real Happiness

Lindsay Kyte talks to Sharon Salzberg about how she became one of today’s most relatable Buddhist teachers. The post How Sharon Salzberg Found Real Happiness appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The “Alphabet Heart Sutra”

Aura Glaser express the truth of the Buddha's Heart Sutra in 26 words — from A to Z. The post The “Alphabet Heart Sutra” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Real Happiness Challenge Week 1: How You Speak To Yourself

The body the body the body. The breath the breath the breath. How do you speak to yourself? What did you say just now? How did you say it? Who is speaking and why? read more

Help this Columbus Buddhist center rebuild after a fire

On Sunday morning, the Columbus KTC Center, a Buddhist center in Columbus, Ohio, was destroyed by fire. The post Help this Columbus Buddhist center rebuild after a fire appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Karmapa announces plans to empower female Buddhist practitioners

“Nuns are future holders of the Buddhadharma. This education will help prepare you to fulfill that great responsibility.” The post Karmapa announces plans to empower female Buddhist practitioners appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Nike — makers of Dharma-Burgers for your feet

Back in 2013, Nike launched a shoe that the company said at the time was “inspired by the practice of meditation and the concept of Zen…. Almost every part of the shoe reflects an aspect of a tranquil Zen garden: a modified Waffle outsole...Show More Summary

Buddhism In Gilgit

There were Buddhist cultures that flourished for centuries and not only disappeared but left almost nothing beh i nd and are scarcely known today, if at all. One of them was in Gilgit, and if you don’t know where Gilgit is look it up on Wikipedia. Show More Summary

Having to go back to square one might be a good thing

It is certainly true that words of wisdom can come from the wise. Ananda, supposedly, remembered many of the Buddha's wise, profound words. But does it follow that reading and pondering the words of a wise person like the Buddha...

Cry, Cry, Cry

A while back Gloria Steinem created a minor stir, when during an interview, she suggested that it should be all right to cry at the office. There is an unfortunate stigma associated with displaying tears in public. For men, crying has never been acceptable. Men who cry are babies. We expect women to cry but …

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