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The Heart Sutra Will Change You Forever

Penetrate the true meaning of the Heart Sutra, says Karl Brunnhölzl, and nothing will be the same again. The secret is making it personal. The post The Heart Sutra Will Change You Forever appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Bencho ~ Successor of Honen ~ Dharmavidya

Bencho (1161-1238) was the successor to Honen as the leading teacher in the Jodo School. The role of great successor is very important. Would we have Christianity without St Paul...

From doubt to awakening

Zen master Dahui once said: "A great doubt will definitely be followed by a great awakening." In other words, it is only when we feel confused, frustrated, and uncertain— Dahui's biting the iron bar—that we are making the proper effort...

Rebirth In The Pure Land ~ Dharmavidya

This is the next part in the commentary upon Summary of Faith and Practice. Text: know that this will generate rebirth in the Pure Land Birth in the Pure Land...

Four Noble Truths – a Way to Practice – Video

An overview of the Four Noble Truths from the point of view of a Soto Zen Buddhist practitioner, Saido Kennaway, at Telford Buddhist Priory. Buddhist teachings show you a way of practice, to become liberated from greed hate and delusion and in this very moment realise, Bright Buddha Nature. Show More Summary

Close Kind Encounters

Today, still staggering about suffering from the heat, still needing to find somebody to look at a seriously non fitting door when good fortune fell in my path. A works van pulled across the pavement in front of me to park. Long story short the lovely chap, Graham, is going to come and look at … Continue reading Close Kind Encounters ?

Why Larung Gar, the Buddhist Institute in eastern Tibet, is Important

Larung Gar Buddhist Academy is a major center of Buddhist monasticism and study in Tibet. It faces demolition later this month. The post Why Larung Gar, the Buddhist Institute in eastern Tibet, is Important appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi mobilizes task force to confront Buddhist extremists

Aung San Suu Kyi and her government have clamped down on Buddhist-led violence against Muslims after many months of silence. The post Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi mobilizes task force to confront Buddhist extremists appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Kyo Ju Kai Mon: Ten Precept Teaching ~ Dharmavidya

There are various versions of the moral precepts of Buddhism. The following is based, with very slight variation, upon the version offered by my teacher Jiyu Kennett Roshi. The precepts...

A good pavement shot

“I’m a sucker for a good pavement shot and this is a good one: all texture and color." The post A good pavement shot appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The reports of Marxism's death are greatly exaggerated

Marxism didn’t die with the collapse of the Soviet Union. It became cultural Marxism. It is not even necessary for us to use the word “communism” because the outward form is impotent; its usefulness worn out. What survives of Marxis...

Meditation: Touching In with the Present Moment

A meditation practice to find yourself in the present moment from renowned American Buddhist teacher Pema Cho?dro?n. The post Meditation: Touching In with the Present Moment appeared first on Lion's Roar.

What is the Eightfold Path?

The Buddha taught his disciples this eight-step path to awakening. These eight aspects of Buddhist practice are described as “wise,” or simply, “right.” The post What is the Eightfold Path? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Styles of Buddhist Training ~ Dharmavidya

Having given a teaching on the pitfalls of the idea of training, I would now like to give one on its excellencies. The Buddhas accept all who turn to them...

Live With Wholeness Of Heart ~ Dharmavidya

QUESTION: How do I proceed to live your Amidist take on the 4 Noble Truths and Eightfold Path? SHORT ANSWER: Live wholeheartedly LONGER ANSWER: In my understanding, the eightfold path...

Turning outward and making more poison

The body and the world we cling to is like a poison. The more we cling to it the worse the poison becomes. The poison I have in mind are the three poisons of moha (delusion, confusion), raga/lobha (greed, sensual...

Prevent Anger, Prevent Violence - August is Metta Month

Recent news of killings and shootings in the U.S., and terrorist acts abroad have created a lot of discussion about the causes and conditions which allow violence to occur. Some suggest that mental illness is the cause, others suggest that humans are just brutal barbarians at heart. But a recent article read more

You Can’t Get Rid of Your Anger— And That’s OK

Denying anger or giving in to it only makes things worse. The middle way, says Josh Korda, is to live with your difficult emotions skillfully. The post You Can’t Get Rid of Your Anger— And That’s OK appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The 4 Noble Truths of Emotional Suffering

The Buddha laid out a four-step path to freedom from difficult emotions. Anyen Rinpoche says the secret is understanding why our emotions cause suffering. The post The 4 Noble Truths of Emotional Suffering appeared first on Lion's R...

How Do I Put My Mind to Rest?

We constantly face the challenge of emotional turmoil and restless mind. Karen Maezen Miller suggests you cut off your conflicting emotions at their root. The post How Do I Put My Mind to Rest? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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