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The Lion’s Roar Online Auction is underway!

Bid in our online auction, from November 13th to November 27th, 2017. The post The Lion’s Roar Online Auction is underway! appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Inside the Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly

The Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma — the first in its new journal format — is available now. Preview the magazine contents. The post Inside the Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly appeared first on Lion's Roar.

A Woman of Zen

Melissa Myozen Blacker recounts how she, as a practitioner and a teacher, has navigated a male-dominated tradition. The post A Woman of Zen appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What the Animals Taught

Roger Jackson Yetunde reviews "Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination" by Reiko Ohnuma. The post What the Animals Taught appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Understanding Dukkha

Konin Cardenas, Mark Unno, Thubten Chodron, and Bhikkhu Bodhi examine what dukkha is, why it matters, and how we can approach it in our lives. The post Understanding Dukkha appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Deep River of Dharma

Buddhadharma editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod takes a look at the journal’s relaunch, and its mission to support committed Buddhists. The post The Deep River of Dharma appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Real Meaning of Original Sin

Buddhists misrepresent the Christian view of human nature, says theologian Steven Shippee. It’s a lot closer to Buddhism than you think. The post The Real Meaning of Original Sin appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What is the connection between Buddhism and secular mindfulness?

What is the connection between Buddhism and secular mindfulness? Some people say mindfulness is just Buddhism in another form. Is that true? The post What is the connection between Buddhism and secular mindfulness? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Does Buddhism deny a transmigrant?

Over these many years I have noticed a hardening of the general belief that the Buddha denied an afterlife, specifically, that after this life there is no more continuation for us. The following I found on the Internet sums up...

Prepare to Die

Are you prepared to die? The ancient samurai of Japan would prepare for death each day of their life.  The first line in the core text of bushido (”way of the warrior”), the Hagakure reads, “The way of the warrior is found in death.” There is another line about when faced with life or death, […]

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness 4 ~ The Precious Mirror

Dharmavidya writes: In Chinese Buddhism, the idea of the mind as a mirror became a much used metaphor. There are a number of interesting features of mirroring that can help...

Consciousness has an important place in Buddhist meditation

Like something out of a science fiction film, we are trapped in a prison-like world from which even escape is only an illusion of escape; which is a necessary part of that prison-like world. In other words, there is no...

A major presupposition of ours

Everyone who takes up the study of Buddhism—and Zen—tries to understand it based upon their presuppositions. Few can even imagine that Buddhism will challenge many of the presuppositions that they are holding on to. The Buddha’s teaching cannot be comprehend...

Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield talks to Melvin McLeod about the hopeful message in his new book: we can have joy and freedom — right here, right now. The post Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield appeared first on Lion's Roar.

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness 3 ~ Wonderful Awe

Dharmavidya writes: In Part One we stopped to take a look at mindfulness and in Part Two we found many different ways of understanding what mindfulness is. We considered different...

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness 2 ~ Some Different Kinds of Mindfulness

In Part One we looked at mindfulness as punctuating the day with times of immediate, here and now, bare awareness, appreciating beauty. Thich Nhat Hanh equated mindfulness with “seeing deeply”,...

From Mindfulness to Heartfulness 1 ~ To stand and stare

Dharmavidya writes: The practices that now go under the heading of mindfulness are not new but they have taken on a special relevance as we have become more and more...

The Suffering of Busyness

When life starts moving fast, Charlotte Rotterdam asks herself, “Can I just stop?" The post The Suffering of Busyness appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Just Do It

Whether you’re learning to meditate or ride a bike, says Ajahn Jayasaro, it’s not about how good you are or how far you get. The point is simply to practice with a sincere and consistent effort. The post Just Do It appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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