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Thunderous Silence

In the Vimalakirti Sutra, Manjushri asks the assembled Bodhisattvas to define non-duality. They all come up with answers, but none of them really nail it. Their explanations speak of entering into non-duality, but all of the 31 explanations descend into duality. Show More Summary

How do I know if I’m having a moment of realization?

The teachers are asked "How do I know if I’m having a moment of realization or if I’m just deluding myself (still in ego)?" The post How do I know if I’m having a moment of realization? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The evil path which goes contrary to consciousness and mind

We take pride in our technological advancements while at the same time holding on to a course of spiritual degeneration, that is, a growing disbelief in the immaterial, including mind or spirit. This is evident from the almost settled theory...

Enlightenment Has No Gender

Sara Lewis reviews "Buddhism beyond Gender: Liberation from Attachment to Identity" by Rita Gross. From the Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma. The post Enlightenment Has No Gender appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Science of Early Buddhism

Michel Bitbol reviews "Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics," conceived by His Holiness the Dalai Lama; edited by Thupten Jinpa. The post The Science of Early Buddhism appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Simple Man, Extraordinary Yogi: The Life of Patrul Rinpoche

Matthieu Ricard provides a glimpse into the life of Patrul Rinpoche, one of the most revered spiritual teachers in Tibetan history. The post Simple Man, Extraordinary Yogi: The Life of Patrul Rinpoche appeared first on Lion's Roar.

About the art in the Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma

We take a closer look at the art featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly. The post About the art in the Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Fourfold Sangha Still Matters

Ayya Yeshe looks at why the monastic path has failed to take hold in the West, and shares why she believes we must renew the fourfold sangha. The post The Fourfold Sangha Still Matters appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Inside the Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly

The Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma is available now. Preview the magazine contents and sample articles. The post Inside the Spring 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly appeared first on Lion's Roar.

An asura run world doesn't end with awakened people

Most serious students of Zen have had some kind of crisis moment in their lives when they are moved to practice the Way. They have realized that over time things will only get worse. Supposedly, this happened to Prince Siddhartha...

Review: “Long Strange Journey”

We review "Long Strange Journey: On Modern Zen, Zen Art, and Other Predicaments" by Gregory P. A. Levine. The post Review: “Long Strange Journey” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How Can We Build Coalitions in This Critical Moment of History?

A guest post by Robertson Work Shared vision and shared values are the keys to collaboration and coalition building. It is natural for each individual, organization, and movement to have different priorities and strategies, but they can still share a common vision and common values to guide their work and cooperation. Show More Summary

On the Road to Rishikesh (and Beyond)

50 years ago, this month, The Beatles traveled to northern India to attend an advanced Transcendental Meditation (TM) training course at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh.  They were joined by their wives and girlfriends, along with a number of friends and associates, including Mike Love (Beach Boys), Donovan, and Mia Farrow. This […]

After quoting Dalai Lama on Instagram, Mercedes apologizes to China

The corporation told china it would not support anyone who subverts China's sovereignty — an idea the Dalai Lama says he has no interest in. The post After quoting Dalai Lama on Instagram, Mercedes apologizes to China appeared first on Lion's Roar.

We’re hiring a Webmaster and Information Technology Coordinator

We’re looking for a creative, detail-oriented individual who wants to put their information technology know-how to use. The post We’re hiring a Webmaster and Information Technology Coordinator appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Shambhala statement addresses sexual misconduct

Shambhala, one of the largest Buddhist organizations in the West, plans to develop a “comprehensive plan to address abuse.” The post Shambhala statement addresses sexual misconduct appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Meeting the dark forces antagonistic to enlightenment

Buddhists, if at all, seldom look into the dark world of psychopathy; much less a pathocracy, a system of government created by a small pathological minority. Most of us are like some frogs put into a pot of cold water...

Watch this viral video of a Zen priest singing the “Heart Sutra” with acoustic backing

A video of the Japanese band Kissaquo reciting the "Heart Sutra" has gone viral, collecting nearly a million views. The post Watch this viral video of a Zen priest singing the “Heart Sutra” with acoustic backing appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Radical Buddhism of Rev. angel Kyodo williams

"I just want people to be liberated." John DeMont on the radical Buddhism of Rev. angel Kyodo williams. The post The Radical Buddhism of Rev. angel Kyodo williams appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Go Canada, Go!

Just love Canada, all Canadians, all who live, and love here. I’m ready to fly back to England from Vancouver, waiting and watching clouds form and disolve around distant mountains. Snow aplenty out up there. I imagine myself winter hill-walking. That will have to wait… It has been an eventful five weeks starting with viewing … Continue reading Go Canada, Go! ?

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