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Facing My White Privilege

When Tara Brach came to recognize her own white privilege, it revealed painful blind spots. That changed her as a dharma teacher and leader. The post Facing My White Privilege appeared first on Lion's Roar.

About a Poem: Susan Dunlap on W.S. Merwin’s “Vixen”

W.S. Merwin said you have to hear poetry to understand it. Susan Dunlap says his poem "Vixen" is a perfect example. The post About a Poem: Susan Dunlap on W.S. Merwin’s “Vixen” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Watch the short film, “Altered Focus: Burma” (Features great skateboarding, too!)

Happy International Skateboarding Day! If you have 19 minutes to spare, here’s something to check out: “Altered Focus: Burma.” Its makers describe this sweet little 2011 film as a look at “three filmmakers and skateboarders, including rider Ali Drummond, as they travel across Yangon and Mandalay. Show More Summary

Luke Wilson tells Jimmy Fallon he looks like Chögyam Trungpa

"He's a good-looking guy!" The post Luke Wilson tells Jimmy Fallon he looks like Chögyam Trungpa appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Where Buddhism & Yoga Meet

In this Shambhala Sun feature, we asked four teachers -- all of whom practice both yoga and Buddhism -- how the two can work together. The post Where Buddhism & Yoga Meet appeared first on Lion's Roar.

How the Cold War was (finally) Won/Lost

:: Dharmavidya: I expect that the following fictitious speculation will prove completely unfounded, but it is interesting to consider how impermanence can play out.... History Regarded from 2050 "Looking back...

Anshin: Part 3 ~ Symbolism of My Island Home ~ Dharmavidya

In the teaching yesterday we looked at the emoticon image for peace, being a dove with an olive sprig in its beak. In ancient Greek mythology, the dove and the...

Stand Tall

Stand UP! stand tall walk tall sit tall. Foxgloves Don’t know they Are We humans do! Taken top of Loughrig Fell above Ambleside. These plants are a great inspiration.

Lacking that unborn supreme security

In the aryan (P., ariya) quest described in the Ariyapariyesana Sutta the Buddha-to-be sees the unborn supreme security from bondage which is nirvana; which is deathless and transcendent. Here, bondage refers to the temporal world which is subject to decay...

It Takes a Sangha

For positive change to take place in this world, our spiritual practice has to be more than getting our ass on the meditation cushion for part of each day. The post It Takes a Sangha appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Dalai Lama to address California State Legislature today

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be welcomed by the California State Legislature today for a special address in his first visit to Sacramento. The post Dalai Lama to address California State Legislature today appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Adding more confusion

Modern Buddhism is somewhat like a person going deer hunting and coming back with a dead cow. This is the norm. It happens because our cultural presuppositions about Buddhism have little to do with Buddhism; they only add more confusion....

Inter Acting

I’ve responded to comments this morning, sometimes at length. I do love to hear from readers. Especially good to hear from people I’ve lost touch with as well as those I interact with reasonably frequently too. It has been an especially active ten days doing things with people both with Buddhist friends and family (cousins). … Continue reading Inter Acting ?

The Practice of Love

By allowing yourself the space to be as you are, you discover a self-existing sanity that lies deeper than thought or feeling. For many of us this may be the hardest path of all—opening our hearts to ourselves. The post The Practice of Love appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Anshin: Part 2 ~ Domestic Bliss? ~ Dharmavidya

Anshin is a Japanese word, often translated as 'settled faith' as I explained in Anshin Part One yesterday. It is a particularly important term in Pureland Buddhism. However, the theme...

Another Place

Lovely day out on Crosby Beach looking out to sea with 100 iron statues. Just being there. Looking with them brought about an inner calm which couldn’t go unnoticed.

Another Place

This post escaped from my phone however I am glad it did. Love this image, the rust, the colour and texture of the ‘skin’.

Anshin: Part 1 ~ It's alright ~ Dharmavidya

Starting on 28th June we have a five day retreat on the topic of Anshin. In preparation, I'd like to say a bit about the topic here. The term anshin...

Talking Race, Love, and Liberation

Episode Description: Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei is a maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer, and founder of Center for Transformative Change. She is the author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. Sensei williams joins host Vincent Horn to continue the current series on ethics in a talk about race, love, and liberation. Show More Summary

Buddhism, Orlando, and the Question of Good and Evil

Jishi Peter Coyote on the unique way Buddhists look at — and co-exist with — good and evil. The post Buddhism, Orlando, and the Question of Good and Evil appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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