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Dharma Connect: Goodbye Dalai?

12 hours agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

The Dalai Lama, the world's best-known Tibetan Buddhist, stirred things up this week with an interview in which he seemed to suggest that he should be the last to hold that title. “The 14th Dalai Lama now is very popular. Let us then finish with a popular Dalai Lama,” he told a German newspaper, which interpreted it to mean he did not want a successor. read more

Dharma Connect: Bill Murray Gives a Lesson in Meditation

A reporter at the Toronto Film Festival, which designated a Bill Murray Day, asked Murray: What is it like to be you? His answer is a gem, and a really good four-minute meditation. read more

Jerry Granelli: Bringing The Real Stuff — and “Warrior Songs”

Meet jazz legend and Buddhist Jerry Granelli — soon to debut a World Premiere work at Naropa University. “I didn’t come to the dharma looking to be a better musician,” says Jerry Granelli. “I’d accomplished most of what I’d hoped for. But I didn’t know how to be a human.” At 72, the jazz drummer […]

Hey, 'Lost' fans: Bid now in a huge charity auction

Bid on Dharma items, signed scripts and more from the cult TV series.        

Like Thangkas You Can Hear: Buddhism & the Metal Underground

“Buddhist Metal.” That’s… a thing? Yes, it is. And it runs the gamut. Some of it’s artier, some’s goofier, some’s pure expression, some of it is capable of conveying real dharma — if we’re willing to listen. Of course, it can be heavy, hectic, screamy music, so it’s understandable why many may not be so willing. But there are rewards. Like a Buddhist […]

Dharma Connect: This Mortal Kangaroo gets Tricky How High

3 weeks agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

I find a cherished mix from '07 & awaken from a full nights rest only to realize while stirring some eggs that I have a teacup of coffee waiting to be sipped. I choose to take my vitamins at a later time & simply make my way to the lighter...Show More Summary

Dharma Connect: Different Techniques Have Different Results

last monthReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Scientific research into meditation typically has focused on mindfulness meditation -- connecting to what's happening in the present moment, particularly the breath -- and has found that it calms the mind and the physical body, reducing the stress response. Show More Summary

Dharma Connect: Interdependence of Intimacy & Autonomy

2 months agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

A Grand understanding for unraveling its balance. As the month o metta makes an awesome jumpstart, I can't help but feel my souls sigh of relief--in a genuine expansion all about practice.Basking in refreshing reunions, introductions, & hardcore contemplations in the city of angels: Los Angeles read more

Shiva Teachings to Sati

2 months agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

Some of the important teachings in Sanatana Dharma were revealed through the dialogue... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Private Eye Tenzing Norbu, central character in Dharma Mystery fiction series.

I was very excited yesterday to see that one of the "Kindle book deals" that Amazon alerts me to, daily, was (for me) a new book in the Tenzing Norbu, Private Eye, detective-fiction series. I bought the book (Of course! For $1.99!) and stayed up late last night to read my way through to the middle of TheThird Rule of Ten. Show More Summary

Pitch in and help Against the Stream open their new San Francisco meditation center

Via Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society: “For over a decade, people from all over the Bay Area have been getting together every Friday to sit in silent meditation and learn from a phenomenal group of dharma teachers including Vinny Ferraro, Gene Lushtak, Matthew Brensilver, Megan Cowan and more. If you’ve meditated with us over […]

Buddhist Bluegrass: Peter Rowan shares his “Dharma Blues”

This month sees the release of Dharma Blues, the newest album from Bluegrass star and Buddhist Peter Rowan. His twentieth LP credited as a solo artist, it was recorded in California and New Orleans, and contains bluegrass and country tunes with references to Poe’s “The Raven” and, of course, Buddhadharma, in the album’s Eastern-tinged title […]

Common Values to be followed by Hindus

2 months agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

Sanatana Dharma lays down a set of common disciplines for all Hindus, despite their... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Ancient Sayings from Hindu Dharma

2 months agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

Scriptural compositions are endless. There is great deal to be known. The obstacles are... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Dharma Connect: A Shocker -- We Don't Like to Be Alone with Our Thoughts

2 months agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Researchers at the University of Virginia found that two-thirds of men and one-quarter of women were so averse to sitting with only their thoughts for 15 minutes that they chose to administer an electric shock to themselves that they'd previously said they would pay to avoid after first experiencing it. read more

Dharma Connect: Are breathing booths a chance to relearn to relax?

3 months agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Its happened.While being busy was the new black in 2013--2014&( hopfully'15 ?) is all about flourishing towards a peace of mind& DOWNTIME. read more

“Bless this cyber-space with comfort, bliss, and enlightenment” — Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse’s “Prayer for Internet Practice”

This weekend, dharma teacher Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche released a “”Prayer for Internet Practice,” — on its own Facebook page, naturally. “This prayer,” the page explains, “was requested of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche to help dharma students surf the waves of attraction and distraction on the Internet and turn them to practice.” (And it’s not the […]

Dharma Yudha – The Rules to Be Followed During War

3 months agoReligion / Hinduism : Hindu Blog

Wars in ancient India were waged in accordance with prescribed rules and such wars were... [Visit original source to read the entire content and more such articles.]

Dharma Connect: Live Your Life, Don't Live the Dream

3 months agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

Lately, I've been reading more and more Facebook updates and Huff Post-type articles urging people to "do what you love" and "live your dream". Considering it's an incredibly difficult economic time and the U.S. has a 6.3% unemployment...Show More Summary

Find the Treasure Within – free ebook

For several years, we’ve had book of questions and answers available for free. Taken from the Dharma talks of Daehaeng Kun Sunim, the questions range from basic issues such as “why does life feels empty” to “is there such a thing as previous lives,” and “how can I become a more spiritual person.” It’s a nice little […]

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