One member of my Tea Dharma Club asked me: “Is the tea ceremony romantic?” I was surprised by this question, so I checked an English dictionary to find what the word “romantic” means. Continue reading ? The post Is the tea ceremony romantic? appeared first on T Ching.
A little more on the raft parable -- I occasionally bump into someone saying the raft parable tells us we can ignore dharma teachings as we like, because we're supposed to ditch them, anyway. This is an un-serious interpretation, seems to me.... Read Full Post
Sage Bharadvaja was one of the Saptarishis (seven sages) and is believed to have authored Dharma Sutra, Shrauta Sutra and text...
Most of you probably know the Buddha's raft simile -- that the dharma is like a raft that you can abandon once you are on the other shore. Recently I decided to check out exactly where the raft story originated.... Read Full Post
Earlier this month, The New Yorker online interviewed the Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, while he was getting ready to speak at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. The Sakyon read more
Would you rather be seen by a doctor who paid attention to you, who listened to what you said during your appointment, or one who was distracted, whose mind was somewhere else, who heard the first few sentences and then made assumptions? read more
Neoproterozoic massif-type anorthosites and related magmatic suites from the Eastern Ghats Belt, India: implications for slab window magmatism at the terminal stage of collisional orogenyAuthors:C.V. Dharma Rao, M. Santosh and Shuan-Hong...Show More Summary
The Buddha said that hatred never destroys hatred -- only love can do that. But it's hard not to hate people who hurt, especially when the ones they hurt are children, especially when they hurt our children. That's what makes a letter written by the father of a teenager who was set on fire on a bus so extraordinary. read more
Laurie Anderson -- performance artist, meditator, and wife of Lou Reed -- wrote an extraordinarily beautiful description in this week's Rolling Ston e of her husband's death. The couple were students of Yonge Mingur Rinpoche and had studied Buddhist teachings on how to prepare for death -- and how to live when one spouse has a terminal illness. read more
My Guru would say: “That delicious smell when you are cooking the food is the best part disappearing.” He would then point to the stomach and say: “Let that be your pot, my son. Do your cooking there.” (Sri Dharma …
Many of you may have heard about the recent and tragic death of the Tibetan master Akong Tulku Rinpoche. He set up many Dharma centres around the world where people could learn and practice the principles of Buddhism. In London, a group of filmmakers are in the process of making a documentary about him. They [Read More...]
Yogasana Ambassador Brittany Trubridge on Fire Yoga Mat. Photo by Diana Padgett These unique gifts embody the essence of yoga and meditation -- a state of mind/body/spirit. Far beyond fashion or trend, the yogic lifestyle is a deeper way of living, with consciousness and compassion. Show More Summary
The controversial marriage between Courtney Stodden and Doug Hutchison has ended, Us Weekly reports. In 2011, Hutchison, known as the former Dharma leader Horace Goodspeed on Lost, made headlines when he married Stodden, who was 16 at the time, in Las Vegas. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Lost Doug Hutchison Couples Therapy Courtney Stodden
It is easy to become disheartened in our study of Zen Buddhism often feeling that we are not up to it; wishing for a Maitreya or wishing we had been born in the True Dharma Age. Such a view is...
"It is beyond good and bad. The sky is blue: is that good or bad? That is Beyond good and bad. Water is flowing: is that good or bad? That too is beyond good or bad. read more
Teachings on Dharma from Epic Mahabharata That which upholds is called dharma; all beings are sustained by dharma. Anything that is...
In the last post I argued that Buddhism, in function, is more like an art than either a religion or a philosophy. I'd like to add something about the role that art plays in Buddhism.... Read Full Post
If you listen to dharma talks or read contemporary dharma books or talk deep dharma to people, you'll hear the lament that people don't really see each other or hear each other. We see just enough to slot them into a place in our perceptions and determine how they relate to me. Wouldn't it be wonderful, people ask, if we really saw each other? read more
The DreamWorks partner will distribute four of the veteran Bollywood banner's upcoming titles in international markets. read more
The past week has been a tough one for the Kagyu lineage. Recently the great Karma Chagme Rinpoche passed away in New Delhi, and one of the first trailblazers of dharma in the West, Akong Rinpoche, along with two travel companions was murdered in Eastern Tibet. Needless to say, these two important lamas impacted the […]