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Having lost the old way

While the myths and legends of Zen remain in print, not to mention its many recondite sermons, we shouldn’t jump to the conclusion that those who teach Zen these days have the True Eye, or are capable of teaching the...

Cooling the Fires of Anger with RAIN

4 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Although humans like to believe that we’re rational cognitive creatures, we're actually fundamentally very emotional creatures. You might expect that we would be good with something that we have had experience with our whole lives. Yet one of the great ironies is that we are really pretty bad at relating to our own emotions, despite all this experience. read more

EPISODE #6: “How Vimalak?rti and T?r? May Influence the 2014 Midterm Elections”

This week, with only days to go before the 2014 U.S. midterm elections, we are joined by two active candidates: one a devoted Buddhist, and the other with a background in the academic study of the religion. First, New Hampshire’s Suzanne Harvey, who was Nashua’s Ward 2 Democratic State Representative from 2005-2010, shares how her…

Putting a stop to desire

The notion of desire in Buddhism is not an easy subject to think about. We can think of the problem of desire as I am almost continually subject to desires such that I also have some capacity to resist desire,...

No One Is More Dear To Me

5 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

The Buddha, as a man who left his wife and young child to seek enlightenment, doesn't give a lot of advice on marriage. As one of my teachers says, if you're having difficulty in your romantic relationship, is a celibate monk the best person to ask for advice? The Raja Sutta offers this story: read more

Joan Didion documentary blasts past goal on Kickstarter

Photo by David Shankbone.In his Shambhala Sun profile of Joan Didion – the great American novelist – David Swick explored Didion’s renown, her thoughts about death, and her relationship to Zen. Now, Didion’s nephew, Griffine Dunne, points...Show More Summary

Video: How to be Ultra Spiritual… or ultra spiritually materialistic

In this video, life coach and blogger JP Sears gives some tips on how to be ultra spiritual, including “silently-slash-passive aggressively” comparing how spiritual you are to others, talking in a super-soft voice with other spiritual...Show More Summary

Bhikkhu Bodhi discusses the path to liberation in early Buddhism

Earlier this month, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Theravada teacher and accomplished Buddhist translator, gave a talk at the first American Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony. The post Bhikkhu Bodhi discusses the path to liberation in early Buddhism appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Beyond “photogenic”

You could easily miss this scene if you were looking for something 'photogenic.' However, the rich colors and texture make a very strong image. It's a great example of fresh seeing. The post Beyond “photogenic” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Yoga from the Inside Out

For Christmas a few years ago, my partner, Teja, gave me a round yoga mat about six feet in diameter. When I spread it out and began to practice—by the twinkle of the Christmas tree lights—I was amazed at the way my asanas transformed. The post Yoga from the Inside Out appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Welcome to LionsRoar.com

Named for the fearless proclamation of the buddhadharma, Lion's Roar offers news, commentary and features from the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines. The post Welcome to LionsRoar.com appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Daniel Aitken joins Wisdom Publications as Sales and Marketing Director

Wisdom Publications, the not-for-profit, ecumenical publisher of Buddhist books, has hired a new director of sales and marketing, Daniel Aitken. The post Daniel Aitken joins Wisdom Publications as Sales and Marketing Director appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddhism and anime collide yet again

We posted recently about a Japanese temple that is using “cute-sexy” anime depictions of deities to promote itself. Now, here’s another surprising trend in Buddhist art. The post Buddhism and anime collide yet again appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Ashoka Mukpo cured of Ebola [Updated]

Ashoka Mukpo is cured of Ebola. Yesterday evening, he posted on Twitter, "Just got my results. 3 consecutive days negative." The post Ashoka Mukpo cured of Ebola [Updated] appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Support the Dalai Lama Foundation’s “Living History” campaign

Who is the Dalai Lama? The Dalai Lama Foundation wants to answer that question simply and definitely with one website, The Living History of the Dalai Lama. The post Support the Dalai Lama Foundation’s “Living History” campaign appeared first on Lion's Roar.

There is a Path that Frees Us from Suffering

Insight teacher Gina Sharpe is working to create a truly inclusive sangha. The place to start, she says, is facing the truth that even Buddhist communities aren’t free from the suffering caused by racism. The post There is a Path that Frees Us from Suffering appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Revolution Will Not Be Search-Engine Optimized: Confessions of a Groucho Marxist

This is not content. This will not be syndicated or pushed through social networks. This was not rewritten with a keen eye for SEO. It will not go viral. Less than 1% of 1% of 1% of the people on earth will ever be aware that this existed.Early experiences with Southern Baptists and other cultists gave me a sustained distrust of evangelicals. Show More Summary

Turtle wisdom

There is a small group of diehard Buddhists who believe there is no absolute beyond this world—no refuge. In my many years on the Internet, even before the advent of the Netscape browser, they would challenge my view of a...

The Infinite Ways Pet Ownership Has Benefited Our Family

I frequently say that I have four children; two furry and two not. The six of us, my husband, two dogs, and two children, have been a family for close to six years. The human-animal bond we have has strengthened each of us as individuals and improved our lives as a whole in ways we could never have dreamed; for which we are eternally grateful. read more

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