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Why are you Buddhist (in under 30 seconds)?

In April, we asked our readers, "When someone asks you why you’re a Buddhist, what’s your 30-second answer?" The post Why are you Buddhist (in under 30 seconds)? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Delight: Thunder over Earth

Remnants of former Hurricane Dolores off Baja California barreled through our area this past weekend, bringing much needed rain along with a few other things. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works captured 245 million gallons of storm water from the downpours. That much rain is highly unusual for Southern California at this time …

Denial of the ?tman is maximal suffering

It is a truism to say, that if there were no transcendent ground such as ?tman (P., att?), how might the five skandhas be condemned as false, or the same, not the ?tman? For example, when the Buddha tells us...

Karmapa, Pema Chödrön endorse Buddhist art “caretaking” project

Treasure Caretaker Training is working to preserve and protect sacred Buddhist art by training "treasure caretakers” such as monks and nuns. The post Karmapa, Pema Chödrön endorse Buddhist art “caretaking” project appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Anne Waldman receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The poet Anne Waldman has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in this year's American Book Awards. The post Anne Waldman receives Lifetime Achievement Award appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Trulshik Rinpoche’s successor recognized

A boy born in Nepal has been recognized as the reincarnation of Trulshik Rinpoche (1924-2011), one of the seniormost lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. The post Trulshik Rinpoche’s successor recognized appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How We Work with Koans and How They Work on Us

Joan Sutherland, Judy Roitman, and Bodhin Kjolhede examine the practice of koan introspection and how different traditions approach it. The post How We Work with Koans and How They Work on Us appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddhist Swiss cheese

If we substitute the word "history" with the word "Swiss cheese," instead, which is a kind of cheese mainly characterized by holes that form during ripening, we may get a better idea of how, in particular, Buddhist history works. Critical...

Turning the Wheel

I was fortunate to spend a week this month on retreat with a teacher who had kickstarted my personal exploration of the Buddhist path a few years ago. By then, I'd been studying Buddhism for a while, but it had been largely intellectual until I did a weekend program with him, and later a weeklong retreat. read more

Take Heed

Iain’s bequest: to point us in the right direction, yet you really have to look them out before they’ll invite you in. A perfect posture: not bending over backwards to gratify you – rather bending towards you, to meet you half-way. Even sunlight, brought to its knees, only half-illumines such a purpling of the blues. … Continue reading Take Heed ?

The Bars That Keep Us From Meditating

I often wonder how many others are like me; those who are attempting to meditate, who really want to achieve that level of being that can only be found in meditation, but feel there is a seemingly unsurmountable wall that keeps you from doing it. Show More Summary

The Cruelty We Delivered: An Apology

After learning a childhood acquaintance has committed suicide, Ira Sukrungruang comes to terms with his adolescent role in the boy's teasing and exclusion. The post The Cruelty We Delivered: An Apology appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Crime and Punishment

The United States is world’s largest jailer, with 2.2 million people currently incarcerated. That is a statistic I would expect to see for a totalitarian regime, not the “land of the free.” But we have more of our people in prisons than Russia, China, and North Korea combined. Nearly half of the people jailed in …

The Buddha's bait-and-switch

Asian Buddhist laypeople accept all the glitzy stuff in a Buddhist temple, including the ceremonies. A beginner who is a Westerner is sometimes overwhelmed or taken back by all the glitter; who may consider this as a sign that Buddhism...

Ultimate reality laughs at humans

It would certainly be a misreading on our part to assume or to even conclude that science understands ultimate reality or truth, or using more down-to-earth words, science knows what the universe is made of. Holding such a wrong assumption...

Let It Slide

Tens of times a day, Diana Winston's two-year-old daughter helps her practice letting go. The post Let It Slide appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Welcome to the world, Alexandra Hope Cano-Miller!

We hope you'll join us in celebrating the birth of Alexandra Hope Cano-Miller, born to Shambhala Sun deputy editor Andrea Miller and her partner on July 10. The post Welcome to the world, Alexandra Hope Cano-Miller! appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Not Crying Over Spilled Milk

It splattered poured forth disgorged ran out sloped tumbled flowed out scattered about. Spillage, SPILLAGE! It was double cream to be exact. flipped off the kitchen counter landed upside down white liquid flowing under the kitchen unit there to go sour and smell. Did my best mopped and wiped wiped and mopped Sheet after sheet … Continue reading Not Crying Over Spilled Milk ?

The Life and Teachings of Sister Chan Khong

She’s best known as Thich Nhat Hanh’s invaluable collaborator, but Sister Chan Khong is also a dedicated activist and gifted teacher in her own right. Andrea Miller tells her extraordinary story The post The Life and Teachings of Sister Chan Khong appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddhists, activists join to memorialize Hiroshima, Nagasaki

The organizers are calling on people everywhere to fold paper cranes, to be brought to Los Alamos National Laboratory, "the cradle of the bomb." The post Buddhists, activists join to memorialize Hiroshima, Nagasaki appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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