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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.

Isn’t Buddhism Supposed to Be Apolitical?

Insisting that Buddhist communities rally against the incoming Trump administration, San Francisco Zen Center priest Jiryu Rutschman-Byler argues that the idea of “apolitical Buddhism” is flawed from the start, based on four misconceptions. Show More Summary

Hope and joy in photos of the first nuns to earn “doctorates” of Tibetan Buddhism

The geshema degree, equivalent to a doctorate, represents the highest level of training in the Gelugpa school of Buddhism. It was previously only awarded to men. The post Hope and joy in photos of the first nuns to earn “doctorates” of Tibetan Buddhism appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How do I know whether to avoid or accept something that causes me distress?

In Buddhadharma's Ask the Teachers section, Sestuan Gaelyn Godwin, Larry Yang, and Dungse Jampal Norbu discuss relating to obstacles and difficult emotions. The post How do I know whether to avoid or accept something that causes me distress? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Consider This Before Going on a Buddhist Retreat

Christine Skarda has been on retreat for the past twenty-five years. She offers advice on preparing for a successful Buddhist retreat. The post Consider This Before Going on a Buddhist Retreat appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddhism in a Nutshell: The Four Seals of Dharma

“Buddhism,” says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, “is distinguished by four characteristics, or ‘seals.’ If all these four seals are found in a path or a philosophy, it can be considered the path of the Buddha.” People often ask me: “What...Show More Summary

Comment turned blog!

Mathesis: That is interesting about a "magnetic-like field". The mind can be conceived either as a living field-like being or a more solid-state fixed object or system. The most logical relationship between the two is that of the solid "mind"...

First Day of the Kalachakra Empowerment - Entry into the Mandala

Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, 11 January 2017 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama left his residence at Namgyal Monastery early this morning to spend four and a half hours performing the prerequisite rituals for the Kalachakra Empowerment. These involved prayers, sadhanas, consecration of the vase, generation in front, offerings, ritual cake offerings and self-generation practices.

Buddhist Conservatives: We Want to Hear From You

If you are a Buddhist conservative, we invite you to tell us your thoughts about the current political situation. Submissions can be sent to magazine@lionsroar.com. The post Buddhist Conservatives: We Want to Hear From You appeared first on Lion's Roar.

A better way

Both the practice of zazen and koans/gong'ans can lead us down a path that soon turns into a pathless jungle where we can easily lose all sense of direction. Even with a teacher, one whom we believe is skilled, the...

Burmese Art At The Museum

Recently I went to see the newest exhibition at the Museum of Asian Civilizations, ‘Cities and Kings, Ancient Treasures from Myanmar’. The exhibition is only a small one, giving the visitor a rather hurried tour of Burmese art, mainly religious, from the Bagan period to the 19 th century. Show More Summary

Preparation of Students for the Kalachakra Empowerment

Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, 10 January 2017 - Overnight rain in Bodhgaya laid the dust, leaving roads wet and muddy, but improving prospects for umbrella sellers. Before setting out for the Kalachakra Temple, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave an interview to Australian former war correspondent Michael Ware for National Geographic Television.

Buddhists Take a Stand: The March on Washington and Beyond

What Buddhists across the country are doing on inauguration day, and for the Women's March on Washington, plus helpful Buddhist teachings and commentaries. The post Buddhists Take a Stand: The March on Washington and Beyond appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Kalachakra is led by Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya; Karmapa in attendance

The Grand Kalachakra Empowerment, as given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is now underway. The post Kalachakra is led by Dalai Lama in Bodhgaya; Karmapa in attendance appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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