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What’s the Music All About?

When nine-year-old Michael Stone was with his Uncle Ian, he had enough space to think about the world in new ways. The post What’s the Music All About? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Everything is Joyous – An interview with John Giorno

In the midst of New York City’s celebration of vital poet, pop artist, and Buddhist, John Giorno, Lauria Galbraith speaks with him about his art and inspirations. The post Everything is Joyous – An interview with John Giorno appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How to Practice Tonglen

Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. The post How to Practice Tonglen appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How do you text “I’m meditating”?

For World Emoji Day on Monday, Apple released a preview of its forthcoming emojis, including a meditator emoji. The post How do you text “I’m meditating”? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Like Buddhism but not rebirth

Many Western Zen Buddhists, and in general, Western Buddhists have a real problem with rebirth, that is, the idea that after this death we will be reborn. Usually, the first thing they throw out is, how can their be rebirth...

Remembering Buddhist teacher Michael Stone

Michael Stone, 42, was an activist, family man, and teacher of yoga and Buddhism. The post Remembering Buddhist teacher Michael Stone appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Watch ‘Reactor,’ the 2013 documentary that recounts the late Michael Stone’s pilgrimage to Fukushima

The short film "Reactor" is the story of Michael Stone's 2012 trip to Japan in the wake of the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima disaster. The post Watch ‘Reactor,’ the 2013 documentary that recounts the late Michael Stone’s pilgrimage to Fukushima appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Include Everything

A teaching on fear and street retreats by Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara. The post Include Everything appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Seeking truth in a postmodern, relativistic culture

Truth, in the sense of discovering what is most primordial, unchanging and undying, is not important in a postmodern, relativistic culture. Such a culture believes that we have no way to step outside of ourselves to see reality as i...

Buddhist teacher Michael Stone, after hospitalization, to be taken off life support

Via MichaelStoneteaching.com. As reported here on Friday, July 14, Buddhist teacher Shoken Michael Stone was hospitalized on the 13th and being monitored closely; Stone was in a coma. At about 2:45 Vancouver, BC time today, the following...Show More Summary

Buddhist teacher Michael Stone “in a coma, and being monitored closely”

British Columbia-based Buddhist teacher, yogi, and psychotherapist Michael Stone has been hospitalized. The post Buddhist teacher Michael Stone “in a coma, and being monitored closely” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Natural Warmth of the Heart

In the difficulties of your life, says Pema Chödrön, you will discover your natural love and warmth. The post The Natural Warmth of the Heart appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The barren soil of the West

China was not a barren land for the growth and development of Buddhism. In fact, given the development of Confucianism and Daoism it was quite fertile. Even when the Chinese language is taken into consideration, putting Sanskrit into Chinese characters...

Kagyu Thubten Choling addresses sangha about Lama Norhla Rinpoche’s sexual misconduct with students

On April 12, 2017, Kagyu Thubten Choling monastery held a meeting to inform their community about Lama Norhla Rinpoche’s sexual misconduct with students. The post Kagyu Thubten Choling addresses sangha about Lama Norhla Rinpoche’s sexual misconduct with students appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddha statue repeatedly vandalized with sledgehammer in L.A. neighborhood

A beloved Buddha statue in a Los Angeles neighborhood has been vandalized with a sledgehammer for the fourth time. The post Buddha statue repeatedly vandalized with sledgehammer in L.A. neighborhood appeared first on Lion's Roar.

“I’ve Got Friends Here” — Stories from Issan House

Three HIV-positive residents of Issan House share their stories with photographer, author, and Zen practitioner A. Jesse Jiryu Davis. The post “I’ve Got Friends Here” — Stories from Issan House appeared first on Lion's Roar.

An eagerness or desire for something

In Buddhism, Sanskrit t???? (generally translated with thirst or craving) is also close to the notion of avidity this being an eagerness or desire for something such as wealth or worldly enjoyments. In the case of Buddhism, it is t????...

Am I ever going to feel good when I meditate?

I’ve been meditating for quite a while, but so far I haven’t experienced much of that calm and well-being people talk about. The post Am I ever going to feel good when I meditate? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Home is?

A friend said recently that she didn’t know where home is anymore. And I can completely understand having recently packed up and stored everything that represents ‘home’. Pots and pans, altar items, books and spare clothing. Not to mention my walking boots and sundry other items. Bedding. My instant response to my friend comment was … Continue reading Home is? ?

Koans are made from this one interpretation

In this postmodern era, it almost seems like there are an infinite number of ways to interpret or represent any set of data or text, for example, a poem or a novel like Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Yet, in truth, there...

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