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Now that I’m doing Buddhist meditation, should I give up therapy?

I’m in psychotherapy and it’s been very helpful to me. Now that I’ve started doing Buddhist meditation, should I give up therapy? The post Now that I’m doing Buddhist meditation, should I give up therapy? appeared first on Lion's Ro...

Listening Deeply for Peace

Peace will only become a reality when world leaders come to negotiations with the ability to hear the suffering at the root of all conflicts. The post Listening Deeply for Peace appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Zen is not that simple

Some Zennists want us to believe that just as you are right now, that is the way. Don’t look any further than where you are right now. But this is not real Zen. Zen is not that simple although some...

History, ‘Forgiveness and Reconciliation' in Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016

Wroclaw, Poland, 20 September 2016 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s first full day in Wroclaw began with an interview by Piotr Krasko for TVN. The conversation touched on his having no fear of death and his sense that the unique Buddhist insight concerning the absence of intrinsic existence of self or phenomena had resulted in a reduction of his negative emotions.

A Little-known Buddhist Physician

V ? gbha ? a was a ? yurvedic physician who flourished during the 6 th century, probably in Sindh in western India. His teacher was Avlokita, another notable Buddhist physician of whom unfortunately all information has been lost. Since...Show More Summary

Chronic fatigue syndrome is so much more than exhaustion

When I told friends earlier this month that I’d planned a trip to go visit my friend who is sick, I started to see it as a way to spread...

Quantum Buddha ~ Dharmavidya

It is quite common in Buddhist circles these days to hear the following assertions: 1. everything affects everything else, at least minimally, in one way or another therefore 2. everything...

The existential self

In modern terms, what the Buddha meant by not-the-atman (S., an?tman) is the existential self which is taken to be localized to the corporeal body as in: “this is mine”, “I am this”, “this is my self”. All theories and...

Leaving Strasbourg for Wroclaw

Wroclaw, Poland, 19 September 2016 - Before leaving France after a successful week’s visit during which he visited the European Parliament and Council of Europe, gave teachings and spoke to thousands, His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave a couple of short interviews. Show More Summary

Bodhisattvas Never Outside the World of Suffering

Here is a post from 2012 that has recently gotten a bit of attention.  Perhaps it was re-blogged or posted in a forum – I don’t know but all the sudden I am getting inquires about it.  A few people want to know where I found Thich Nhat Hanh’s version of the vows.  I wish …

Uncovering the Buddhist lessons in Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing” comics

More than thirty years ago, famed comics auteur Alan Moore put a Buddhist spin on DC Comics’ Swamp Thing. The post Uncovering the Buddhist lessons in Alan Moore’s “Swamp Thing” comics appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Do You Know Your True Face?

Lama Rod Owens says we need to look honestly at who we are, in all our complexity. This is especially vital for those who teach the dharma. The post Do You Know Your True Face? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

There is nothing to understand?

When U.G. Krishnamurti said to his questioner, “So freedom exists not in finding answers, but in the dissolution of all questions,” he was really speaking about the dissolution of the ontological question, for example, who am I?, or is there...

Fabulous Fungus Fanciers!

Let not this day end without acknowledging the truely decent, humble, dedicated and above all peaceful gathering of fungus explorers from Kew Gardens who I had the honour to go walk-about with today. Not only was it a window on a whole area of the natural world largely hidden from the naked eye but also … Continue reading Fabulous Fungus Fanciers! ?

Avalokiteshvara Empowerment and Public Talk

Strasbourg, France, 18 September 2016 - It was dark and raining when His Holiness the Dalai Lama left his hotel for the Zénith Strasbourg this morning. Dawn broke on the way and he was warmly received when he arrived. Sitting before the mandala pavilion he engaged immediately with preparations for the empowerment he was to give. An hour or so later, he addressed the audience.

Explaining Death – Religion Meets Science

The following is taken from an article titled What It’s Like To Die by Jennie Dear In her last couple of weeks, when my mother’s mind seemed to be floating off somewhere else most of the time, she would sometimes lift her arms into the air, plucking at invisible objects with her fingers. Once, I … Continue reading Explaining Death – Religion Meets Science ?

Teaching Nagarjuna's ‘Commentary on Bodhichitta’ in Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France, 17 September 2016 - Eight thousand eight hundred people gathered today in the Zénith de Strasbourg, an indoor sporting arena and concert hall designed in the Postmodern Expressionist style, to listen to His Holiness the Dalai Lama explain Nagarjuna’s ‘Commentary on Bodhichitta’. Show More Summary

Contemplative practitioners gather in New York to discuss the future of Buddhism

Young people are hungry for spirituality, yet shun religion; how can Buddhists serve these seekers without compromising their sacred traditions? The post Contemplative practitioners gather in New York to discuss the future of Buddhism appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Body, Mind, Science at University of Strasbourg

Strasbourg, France, 16 September 2016 - The sky was overcast this morning as His Holiness the Dalai Lama drove across the city to the University of Strasbourg to take part in a dialogue with the scientific community, at the interface of modern science, engagement, and meditation. Show More Summary

84000 announces new developments in mission to translate the Buddha’s words

84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha — whose mission is “to translate all of the Buddha’s words into modern languages, and to make them available to everyone” — has announced two new developments related to that goal: the launch...Show More Summary

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