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Why every experience you have is 99% wrong

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I sat outside on a lovely early summer morning. The sun played hide-and-seek with the clouds, who in turn were playing chase with the breezes. The garden had turned a rich green from the recent rains, and the strawberry flowers whispered of treats to come in a couple of weeks. Show More Summary

Awakening to the animative principle

The Buddha's awakening just doesn't mean the Bodhisattva suddenly awoke as if from a deep sleep and became aware. Rather it means the Bodhisattva awakened to something or saw something he had not previously seen whereby his former ignorance was...

Thich Nhat Hanh’s health “making remarkable progress,” Plum Village reports

Thich Nhat Hanh. Photo by Velcrow Ripper.In a new June 28th statement, Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village community in France reports that the Zen teacher, who suffered a stroke last fall, has been, “despite his advanced age, […] makingShow More Summary

Technological illusions

People are very much deceived if they believe that advances in technology offer mankind a greater insight into his own being, inching him closer to ultimate truth. Even if we have the capability to travel to distant galaxies and mee...

A Buddhism and Pali scholar's journey into and out of the academic tradition

For those of you interested in a career in academia, be forewarned. It's not a very welcoming place at the moment. The people are pretty decent imho, but there are currently far too many PhDs for what "the market" needs. Or, put another...Show More Summary

How do I share the dharma with my kids?

Three teachers answer the question "how do I introduce Buddhism to my children without forcing it on them?" The post How do I share the dharma with my kids? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Four Highest Emotions

When we think of love, we have ideas that are purely personal and, on the whole, quite fanciful. They are based in general on our desire to be loved, from which we expect fulfillment. The post The Four Highest Emotions appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Theravada bhikkhunis in Indonesia “bounce back” after 1000 years

Photo: Sutar Soemitro, from comes the news that “after being asleep for more than 1000 years, the lineage of Theravada bhikkhunis [fully ordained female monastics] in Indonesia [has] bounced back,” thanks to a ceremony held on Sunday, June 21. Show More Summary

US Gov honors Dalai Lama, condemns China

A resolution from the House of Representatives praises the Dalai Lama, while a report from the State Department condemn's China's repression in Tibet. The post US Gov honors Dalai Lama, condemns China appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Help cover Zenkei Blanche Hartman’s medical costs

Blanche Hartman, senior dharma teacher at San Francisco Zen Center, is in hospital facing $100,000 in medical bills, and her community is asking for help. The post Help cover Zenkei Blanche Hartman’s medical costs appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Sylvia Boorstein invites you to “Wake Up”

Sylvia Boorstein will be teaching with Melissa Myozen Blacker and Tsokyni Rinpoche at our late-August "Waking Up in Every Moment" retreat at Omega. The post Sylvia Boorstein invites you to “Wake Up” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Pope Francis, Catholics, meet with Buddhists at Vatican

Meetings between Buddhists and Catholics, including Pope Francis, began today at the Vatican. The post Pope Francis, Catholics, meet with Buddhists at Vatican appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Keen To Lern!

When I wrote my first letter applying for a job I was unschooled and innocent (ignorant). Not only was I applying for a job I wasn’t qualified for (no, I didn’t have a driving licence, no, not (yet) 21 years old and no (save for amateur tinkering about) experience as a photographer). However, I wrote, … Continue reading Keen To Lern! ?

Unbounded Wholeness

Holistic medicine is a still relatively new approach to healing in the West, and yet it has ancient roots – in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, and even in the teachings of Hippocrates, the so-called father of medicine, who lived in the 4th century B.C. and emphasized the healing power of nature.  This approach to healing [...]

The reflection of consciousness

True of a lot of things people believe in, we often can't figure out the specific reason as to why they hold on to their beliefs. We are not infrequently left in the dark. I have often wondered why researchers...

Guided Meditation For Relaxation

Listen to this recorded meditation for relaxation session Download 01 Meditation For Relaxation Length: 46 minutes

BG 364: Virtual Reality and the Tea Ceremony

Episode Description: Michael Heim is an American author, educator, and Tai Chi instructor known as a philosopher of cyberspace and virtuality. In the conclusion to their conversation, host Vincent Horn and Michael discuss integrating the virtual with the physical. Show More Summary

Interview with the gateless gate

Student: What is Zen? Gate: Enter through me and find out. Student: I would like to know before I enter. Gate: In that case find a Zen teacher. Student: But what can he or she do? Gate: They can either...

Why I Cheat on Retreat: Writing & Meditation

“What would be most helpful for you to put down in order to be here wholeheartedly?” asked Christina Feldman in the opening talk. Our group of a hundred meditators had a week of practice ahead of us. I was committed to make the most of the opportunity: to sit every sitting period, to walk every walking period, to follow all of the precepts and rules. Show More Summary

How to mind your feelings

While we can’t control when we feel anger or fear—or how strongly—we can gain some control over what we do while in their grip. The post How to mind your feelings appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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