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The emptiness of representational thinking

The idea of emptiness is really about putting an end to representational thinking—it is not some kind of Buddhist essence. In this regard, emptiness can never be turned into a doctrine because it is, itself, inane. It is important t...

Does Buddhism Need Men?

6 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

As a practitioner of Buddhism, I don’t think about myself in terms of gender. I try to cut through such concepts and rest in the true condition of unborn and unceasing luminous emptiness, the ground of being. -- Lama Tsultrim Allione read more

Students for a Free Tibet flag important issue

On January 14th, Students for a Free Tibet launched the #TibetFlagChallenge. The post Students for a Free Tibet flag important issue appeared first on Lion's Roar.

An Olive Branch to host Buddhist ethics webinar

Starting January 27, An Olive Branch will host a free series of webinars, titled “Ethics in American Buddhist Groups.” The post An Olive Branch to host Buddhist ethics webinar appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Major changes for Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism announced

In December His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin announced major changes for the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism's approach to leadership. The post Major changes for Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism announced appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Wirathu’s latest comment is just a drop in the bucket

Burmese monk Wirathu made worldwide headlines earlier this week for a disparaging comment he'd made about a U.N. human-rights envoy. The post Wirathu’s latest comment is just a drop in the bucket appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Authentic Dhammapada

What did the Buddha actually teach? Well, the ancient texts are pretty clear. Not only do they communicate the Buddha’s vision, but they present it using different words and from different perspectives dozens, sometimes scores, occasionally hundreds of times. Show More Summary

The World as Satire?

You can’t make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you’re doing is recording it. – Art Buchwald I’ve been laid up all week with a sore knee – actually, sore is not the word for it, more like pain to the nth degree – and as a result, haven’t done much [...]

Michael Grady to retire from Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

Michael Grady has recently finalized a decision to retire from the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center. The post Michael Grady to retire from Cambridge Insight Meditation Center appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Tara, the First Feminist

Since becoming ordained four decades ago, Lama Tsultrim Allione has faced her share of challenges and sexism. The post Tara, the First Feminist appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Ninja And The Warrior

In this photo, my dog, Margaux, (pictured with my son), is the warrior. In this photo, my son, the ninja, is also the warrior. Beyond the frame of this photo, my husband, my daughter, my other dog, Claude, are, and I am, the warrior. In life, we are all the warrior. read more

Free event on women, Buddhism, and social justice at NYU

On February 3, The Mindfulness Project and The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs will present a discussion, on women, Buddhism, and social justice at NYU. The post Free event on women, Buddhism, and social justice at NYU appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Watch: Four funny, poignant teachings from Ajahn Brahm

In this video series from Buddhadharma, Ajahn Brahm offers four short, insightful teachings. The post Watch: Four funny, poignant teachings from Ajahn Brahm appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Enough Already!

One of the hardest things in the world is watching somebody lose it over seemingly nothing. It is not only confounding and bewildering, but you’re suddenly dealing with a person with no emotional compass and little ability to reason. Our own reactions move from initial sympathy to irritation and eventually to exasperation if it continues long enough. read more

The introspective sciences?

Why do I find it strange that a few people object to me saying that Buddhism is an introspective science? They shouldn’t. Science is a nice term. In the O.E.D. science is defined as: The state or fact of knowing;...

Please Don't Start Meditating (Unless You're Willing to Change)

A Buddhist teacher I respect a great deal once proclaimed a warning about meditation: Don't do it unless you're willing to change. If you're one of the two gazillion people aiming to launch a meditation practice in this new year, please heed that warning. read more

A door of perception

There is something so peaceful and composed about this image, yet it would be easy to overlook the perception. It's a great example of fresh seeing. The post A door of perception appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Watch: Matthieu Ricard says altruism is the solution

In a TED Talk published yesterday, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard offers his simple solution to climate change, biodiversity loss and global inequality. The post Watch: Matthieu Ricard says altruism is the solution appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Relative and absolute nihilism

Nihilism or 'everything is non-existent' (sabbam natthî'ti) has been around for a long time in India going maybe as far back as the antiquity of the Upanishads. It was around during the time of the Buddha and it may have...

Back To Earth Again

It’s something of a surprise to learn just how many people in America die or have a near-death-experience, go to heaven, come back to life again and then write an account of their brief but wonderful sojourn in the celestial realm. The...Show More Summary

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