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Talking about Compassion and Ethics to Students at ITAHAAS

New Delhi, India, 6 February 2017 - This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove to the Convent of Jesus and Mary near the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in New Delhi. He was received on arrival by Smita Vats founder and director of the Indian...Show More Summary

The will-to-truth

Western civilization has been on a will-to-power voyage for a very long time going as far back as to the split in Christianity between the Roman Catholic faith and the Orthodox faith and who knows, maybe even further. But let’s...

Public Talk at the Talkatora Stadium

New Delhi, India, 5 February 2017 - The streets of New Delhi were quiet this Sunday morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove under misty skies to the Talkatora Stadium at the heart of the city, where Vidyaloke had arranged for him to give a public talk. Show More Summary

Second Day of Teachings at Vidyaloke

New Delhi, India, 4 February 2017 - When His Holiness the Dalai Lama returned to their family house this morning, Mr and Mrs Analjit Singh, with their son Veer, as well as Mr and Mrs Najeeb Jung, received him. They escorted him through the house to the dais beneath a shamiana in the garden. Show More Summary

Inaugural Teachings at Vidyaloke

New Delhi, India, 3 February 2017 - After travelling from Dharamsala to Delhi yesterday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was today the guest of Vidyaloke, an initiative, whose name alludes to the light of wisdom, focussed on revitalizing ancient Indian tradition. He was welcomed by patrons of Vidyaloke, Analjit Singh, his wife and son Veer, on arrival at the family house

Real Happiness Challenge - Week 1: A Round of Sound

2 weeks agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

I can't force myself to fall in love with a piece of music, but I can force myself to hate it. read more

Above The Snowline

Sunday didn’t look promising. Low cloud. Snow on the high fells. Bitterly cold. Undaunted we went forth climbing into the silver mist. We talked we walked.Met adventurers. A young wild camper decending after a night out. A chap carrying his bike because the trail was too steep and too rough to ride. The same path … Continue reading Above The Snowline ?

It takes lots of leisure time

By some kind of crazy reasoning and logic people who engage with Zen Buddhism imagine that the quest for enlightenment or satori allows them to continue with their everyday materialistic lifestyle, the orientation of which is always towards Darwinian fitness....

Amida Newsletter #43, announcing a retreat in the UK

Summer Retreat - Dwelling in Entrustment 13th - 18th August in Holland House, Worcestershire, UK A residential retreat Spend a week learning to trust, 'lean in' and be held on...

Buddhism is more than dependent origination

Buddhist scholars like Hakamaya Noriaki and Matsumoto Shir? created a tempest in an academic teapot a few years ago with “Critical Buddhism” (hihan bukky?). In my opinion, they were looking at Buddhism while wearing blinders so that they only saw...


When I was in high school, I saw an ad in Time Magazine that I’ve never forgotten.  Well, actually I’ve forgotten what the ad was for, but not the headline: When you put up a wall who are you really shutting out? I’ve not forgotten the Berlin Wall either.  Officially, it was the Anti-Fascist Protective …

Is Zen a religion?

Religion without the existential question is not really religion. It sinks into something external and almost trivial; almost like a performance in which we are religious actors. We do various observances and ceremonies. We learn to hide in uniformity and...

To Practice Mindfulness Is to Return to Life

Thich Nhat Hanh says that mindfulness shows us the suffering of life and connects us with compassion. The post To Practice Mindfulness Is to Return to Life appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Problem of Personality

We believe deeply in ourselves as personalities, says Ajahn Sumedho, each committed to the reality of our own personal history and distinctive traits. The post The Problem of Personality appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Soka Gakkai International’s Daisaku Ikeda issues 35th annual peace proposal

Soka Gakkai International's president, Daisaku Ikeda, has issued his 35th annual peace proposal titled “The Global Solidarity of Youth: Ushering in a New Era of Hope." The post Soka Gakkai International’s Daisaku Ikeda issues 35th annual peace proposal appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Changing the World One Life at a Time

Helping others is the ultimate political act. Lindsay Kyte profiles five people  who are changing society from the ground up. The post Changing the World One Life at a Time appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Coddling our inner monster

We humans have certainly, throughout history, proven our ability to make a good situation worse, turn peace into war, wealth into poverty, and wisdom into foolishness. And when we have some leisure left we waste it upon the trivial, not...

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