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  • 25 Ways She Tells You She Loves You (Without Saying A Word)
    – By: Rebecca Jane Stokes It’s more than three little words. It shouldn’t be so hard to say I love you. After all it’s just three little words, right? But it is amazing just how much weight they carry. There are people who are trigger happy…
    - 20 Jan 17, 7:19pm -
  • 6 Reasons Women Leave the Men They Love
    (Power of Positivity) Love has no judgment, no agenda, no bias, and no bigotry. Love is love without a concrete definition. It lets go of boundaries, walls, and inhibitions. It is effortless. In relationships it does require work, but it’s just a r…
    - 20 Jan 17, 1:52am -
  • Why Women Leave Men they Love
    By: Laura Brown, Editor: Cat Beekmans We stay with men who make us feel valued. Many of us have been there. We have felt the increasing void within as someone we love treated us with indifference. We have started questioning our value and even fel…
    - 20 Jan 17, 12:44am -
  • 7 Signs You Have A Man Who Will Love You Forever
    There is nothing better than being in love. You have a bounce in your step, and simply thinking about him sends you to Cloud 9. Finding Mr. Right can be challenging, but if you are fortunate enough to pin him down, here are eight definite signs that…
    - 17 Jan 17, 3:01am -
  • How Do You Know When You Love Someone?
    I used to believe that love was a light switch. Something flicks on. You get an overwhelming sensation. It hits you like a bag of bricks. Or a strong arrow. When you know, you know. Right? Not so much. After 38 years and an expired marriage, I don’…
    - 16 Jan 17, 11:03pm -
  • Here’s Why You Should Sleep On Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

    Here’s Why You Should Sleep On Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

    Ayurvedic medicine originated thousands of years ago in Hindu medicine. The basic premise is that the entire body needs to be in harmony: Lack of harmony leads to illness. In Ayurvedic medicine, the body has three doshas, which are the Vatta, Kapha a…
    - 16 Jan 17, 10:28pm -
  • Children And Sex Education – A Buddhist View
    (Awakening Path) Teaching children the facts of sex and sexual development needs to be done with care, sensitivity and in a holistic manner. Coping with changes in sexual development is an issue every child must face, and the challenge is even more c…
    - 16 Jan 17, 12:55am -
  • 10 Little Habits that Steal Your Happiness
    – By Angel Chernoff You ultimately become what you repeatedly do.  If your habits aren’t helping you, they’re hurting you.  Here are a few examples of the latter that will steal your happiness if you let them: 1.  Focusing on everyone’s st…
    - 13 Jan 17, 9:58am -
  • How to Break the Habit of Overthinking
    Helpful ways to stop thinking and become present. One of the greatest addictions of humans, according to well known spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle, is thinking. While it’s an addiction you won’t usually hear about, we all struggle wit…
    - 13 Jan 17, 7:59am -
  • 3 Reasons Why Modern Relationships Are Falling Apart
    By: Higher Perspectives Almost all of us have had our hearts broken at one point or another, and well, there’s not much else to say other than that it sucks. But, we cannot deny that learning how to handle breakups is a normal part of life.Within e…
    - 13 Jan 17, 7:07am -

Engaged Dharma

  • Monkey Mind, Puppy Mind

    Monkey Mind, Puppy Mind

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng At the Cherokee Buddhist Temple (Wat Buddhamanee Rattanaram) a couple of Sundays ago the topic was the Five Precepts. As part of that discussion Lorena talked about the ‘monkey mind’ except she used a different term, one that s…
    - 55 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 2:00pm -
  • Practice of Acceptance
    By Wayne Ren-Cheng It is difficult to ignore or discount the image of the Buddhist who exhibits acceptance and patience in the midst of the most extreme situations, ones that would drive most human beings to distraction and anxiety. The ability to re…
    - 58 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 12:50pm -
  • Self-Help Awakening
    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Below is the script for the talk I gave as part of the day-long observance of Vesak Day held at the Buddha Center in virtual world of Second Life on May 29th.  Before reading imagine this is the Buddha himself channeling a contemp…
    - 78 days ago, 29 May 18, 3:01pm -
  • Mahakasyapa, Ananda and Enlightenment
    by Wayne Ren-Cheng There is a seeming paradox that centers around the attaining of Nirvana. There is a view that it is a gradual process, while another view is of sudden attainment (satori). In truth it is a Middle Way that accepts that there can’t…
    - 100 days ago, 7 May 18, 11:13am -
  • Upajjhatthana Sutta: Contemplating the Realities
    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Walking the Noble Path requires one to not just accept certain realities but to contemplate how those realities affect their lives so that acceptance transforms into wisdom. This wisdom allows one to set aside the fear and anxiety…
    - 23 Apr 18, 9:44am -
  • COURAGE: A TOOL OF TRANSITION
    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Courage is not something many people credit themselves with. It is a disposition that most people find difficult to recognize in themselves. We each face challenges and the need to make hard decisions in our lives and doing those t…
    - 1 Apr 18, 10:06am -
  • A Message for Gun Rights Advocates

    A Message for Gun Rights Advocates

    The NRA and many of it’s followers scream “You will not take our guns!!!!” Here is a response from a Buddhist perspective. We DO NOT want to take your guns. We DO want you all to THINK and ACT with COMPASSION.
    - 25 Mar 18, 6:49pm -
  • Cat in a Box – Engaging Form and Emptiness
    by Wayne Ren-Cheng The Buddhist philosophical ideal that “form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form” found most famously in the Heart Sutra can be a difficult concept to wrap the mind around. Emptiness is well . . . empty, and…
    - 20 Mar 18, 10:34am -
  • Col. Olcott’s Flag – by WR-C

    Col. Olcott’s Flag – by WR-C

    Like all things are interconnected and interdependent, so too do the colors run together. Blue: Spirit of Compassion Yellow:  The Middle Way Red:  Realizations of Practice White:  Purity of the Dharma Orange:  Wisdom of Buddha’s Teaching  
    - 15 Mar 18, 4:34pm -
  • Welcomed at Cherokee Buddhist Temple – Wat Buddhanamee Rattanaram

    Welcomed at Cherokee Buddhist Temple – Wat Buddhanamee Rattanaram

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng   Joined the sangha at the Cherokee Buddhist temple for a robe ceremony, a fund raiser so that this local temple can offer more English language instruction and expand their engagement with the city of St. Louis.  Welcoming peopl…
    - 12 Mar 18, 12:14pm -

Mandala Magazine

  • ‘The Friend Who is Angry Can Be the Most Kind Person in Your Life’

    ‘The Friend Who is Angry Can Be the Most Kind Person in Your Life’

    In October 2016, a student wrote to Lama Zopa Rinpoche asking how to deal with a situation in which an individual behaved in ways that were angry and unkind. Rinpoche typed out the following reply himself from Buddha Amitabha Pure ... read full artic…
    - 17 Jul 17, 2:25pm -
  • FPMT Student Brings Dentistry to Solu Khumbu

    FPMT Student Brings Dentistry to Solu Khumbu

    In September 2016, long-time student and former FPMT center director George Manos and a team of three volunteers journeyed from Australia to Chailsa, Nepal, to offer dental care to the villagers living there. With the help of four porters, the ... re…
    - 15 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • Dozen of Volunteers Prepare for Light of the Path 2017

    Dozen of Volunteers Prepare for Light of the Path 2017

    From August 20 to September 17, Lama Zopa Rinpoche will teach in Black Mountain, North Carolina, US, at the fifth annual Light of the Path retreat, hosted by Kadampa Center. This massive Dharma undertaking requires the support of dozens of ... read f…
    - 14 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • The Inner Job Description Card: A Mindfulness Practice Tool

    The Inner Job Description Card: A Mindfulness Practice Tool

    The Inner Job Description Card (Mindfulness Practice Tool) was created to help those offering service to FPMT track their progress throughout the day as they attempt to develop the inner professional and subdue outer expressions of ignorance, anger,…
    - 13 Jul 17, 1:44pm -
  • Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Shopping

    Lama Zopa Rinpoche on Shopping

    Can shopping go along with Dharma? In 2009, Lama Zopa Rinpoche gave some advice on how to make shopping a virtuous activity. Rinpoche said, “When you do shopping, watch and prepare your motivation. When you are in the shop, either ... read full art…
    - 12 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • Investing in Retreat Houses for Geshes in Chailsa, Nepal

    Investing in Retreat Houses for Geshes in Chailsa, Nepal

    Chailsa is in Solu Khumbu, north-eastern Nepal, the district where Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born. Chailsa is in the southern part of the district. In May, Lama Zopa Rinpoche stayed at Thubten Shedrup Ling Monastery for a month and visited ... read full…
    - 11 Jul 17, 1:41pm -
  • ‘We Have Full Freedom in Our Life’

    ‘We Have Full Freedom in Our Life’

    Lama Zopa Rinpoche talked in 2008 about our good fortune: being able to choose happiness. What is the source of this good fortune? Teachings on how to create the causes of happiness. “What people believe in the world, the more ... read full article…
    - 10 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • Merit Box Project Reaches US$1 Million in Grants Awarded

    Merit Box Project Reaches US$1 Million in Grants Awarded

    In May, the International Merit Box Project disbursed sixteen new grants for Dharma projects and activities in six countries, totaling US$37,455 for the year. This was the fifteenth cycle of annual of Merit Box grants. Since the Project was created .…
    - 8 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • Debate Demonstrated in English by Sera Je IMI Monks [Video]

    Debate Demonstrated in English by Sera Je IMI Monks [Video]

    In the twenty-minute video below, Sera Je International Mahayana Institute (IMI) monks Vens. Tenzin Gache and Tenzin Legtsok give a demonstration of monastic debate in English, introduced and explained by Ven. Gyalten Lekden. As the monks and nuns in…
    - 7 Jul 17, 2:30pm -
  • Learn the Tunes for Khadro-la’s Long Life Prayer for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

    Learn the Tunes for Khadro-la’s Long Life Prayer for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

    Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drönme) is consulted every year for advice on practices to clear obstacles for Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health and long life. In 2016 she advised that all the students in all FPMT centers, projects, and servi…
    - 6 Jul 17, 12:05pm -

Shambhala Sunspace

  • newAnother Birthday on Death Row
    Rebecca Solnit celebrated his 56th birthday with Jarvis Jay Masters, who has spent almost 30 years on death row, as he seeks freedom through meditation.The post Another Birthday on Death Row appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 15 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 1:38pm -
  • newLoving-kindness for Litterbugs
    Armed with a trash picker and a garbage bag, Lina Blanchet finds an unusual opportunity to discover the sacred nature of life, in all of its guises.The post Loving-kindness for Litterbugs appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 19 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 10:00am -
  • I’m Not O.K., You’re Not O.K.—and That’s O.K
    "We are all subject to the pain of loss, grief, sadness and even plain disappointment. But by talking to one another about it, we console. It is enough."The post I’m Not O.K., You’re Not O.K.—and That’s O.K appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 8:00am -
  • Buddha: The Great Physician
    The Buddha is compared to a doctor because he treated the suffering that ails all of us. His diagnosis and cure, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, is called the four noble truths.The post Buddha: The Great Physician appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 12 Aug 18, 8:18am -
  • Mindful Media Consumption
    Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com editor Sam Littlefair asks: how can we find sanity in our dizzying media landscape?The post Mindful Media Consumption appeared first on Lion's R…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 1:49pm -
  • Buddhist goes up against Buddhist in Hawaii’s Democratic gubernatorial primary
    On Saturday, Democrats in Hawaii will head to the polls to decide who they want to represent them in the gubernatorial election this November, and the frontrunners are Buddhist politicians Colleen Hanabusa and David Ige.The post Buddhist goes up aga…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Aug 18, 1:25pm -
  • Jamgon Kongtrul and His Lineage
    Who was Jamgon Kongtrul and who are his successors?The post Jamgon Kongtrul and His Lineage appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 4:14pm -
  • Summertime Longing
    Whether meditating or doing headstands, Susan Moon’s small self continues to reach for something beyond.The post Summertime Longing appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 9 Aug 18, 3:48pm -
  • How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation
    This basic mindfulness meditation from Zen teacher James Ishmael Ford offers a great practice to start your day.The post How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 3:09pm -
  • San Francisco’s famed Zen hospice closes doors while seeking funding
    The Zen Hospice Project guesthouse opened in 1990, during the height of the AIDS epidemic.The post San Francisco’s famed Zen hospice closes doors while seeking funding appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 7 days ago, 8 Aug 18, 11:16am -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • newGratitude Haiku

    Gratitude Haiku

    See all with gratitude, like how the Buddha gazed gratefully at the Bodhi tree.
    - 6 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 11:05pm -
  • newVerses On Reverent Respect

    Verses On Reverent Respect

    若得恭敬,当愿众生, 恭敬修行,一切佛法。 不得恭敬,当愿众生, 不行一切,不善之法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第112-113偈) If attaining reverent respect, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, […
    - 6 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 11:04pm -
  • newRepair & Repurpose Before Rebuying

    Repair & Repurpose Before Rebuying


    - 6 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 11:03pm -
  • newCan A Buddhist Shrine Be Near A Dining Table?

    Can A Buddhist Shrine Be Near A Dining Table?

    Question: Can a Buddhist shrine (with a Bodhisattva image) be set up very near – right in front of a dining table at home? Answer: If family members are going to be eating killed animals (i.e. meat) there regularly, it is better to place the tabl…
    - 6 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 11:01pm -
  • newThe ‘Historically’ Fantastic ‘Legend Of The Demon Cat’

    The ‘Historically’ Fantastic ‘Legend Of The Demon Cat’

    ‘Legend Of The Demon Cat’ (妖猫传) is what can be called ‘fantastical history’ or ‘historical fantasy’ – a highly dramatised and romanticised retelling of how events might had been, that led to the demise of Yang Guifei (杨贵妃),…
    - 6 hours ago, 14 Aug 18, 11:00pm -
  • How Can A ‘Creator’ Be ‘Created’?

    How Can A ‘Creator’ Be ‘Created’?

    I’m the one who asked Brahmā  in the Hall of Justice before the assembly:  ‘Friend, do you still have the same view  that you had in the past?  Or do you see the radiance  transcending the Brahmā realm?’ [to be continued…] – Mahā-Mo…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 11:06am -
  • Learning Haiku

    Learning Haiku

    Keep relearning the Dharma, even what already known, to check if it is practised well.
    - 7 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 11:05pm -
  • Verses On Almsbowls

    Verses On Almsbowls

    若见空钵,当愿众生, 其心清净,空无烦恼。 若见满钵,当愿众生, 具足成满,一切善法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第110-111偈) If seeing empty almsbowls, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, their…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 11:04pm -
  • The Top 10 Buddhist Assurances

    The Top 10 Buddhist Assurances

    Potential is there, yet as if ‘not there’, if never actualised. – Zhaojian [1] We Have Great Potential: We all have Buddha-nature, which is the perfect potential to become fully liberated and enlightened Buddhas, with True Happiness. This is s…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 11:03pm -
  • Don’t Put It Off Till Tomorrow

    Don’t Put It Off Till Tomorrow

    To live each day fully, is to live each life fully. – Shilashanti  ‘Zengosaidan’ is a Zen expression meaning that we must put all our efforts into each day so that we have no regrets, and that we must not grieve for the past or worry about th…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Aug 18, 11:02pm -

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