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Buddhist Broadcasting Network

  • 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

  • WELCOMED AT TARA MANDALA, PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO

    WELCOMED AT TARA MANDALA, PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO

    During a recent trip Mary and I found ourselves in Pagosa Springs, Colorado staying at the SOCO Motel.  Chris and Krista, both friends of the owners Autumn and Colin, and now friends of ours told us of a Buddhist monastery outside of town.  They of…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 11:54am -
  • Reciting the Three Refuges as Intentional Practice

    Reciting the Three Refuges as Intentional Practice

    Engaging the Three Refuges by Wayne Ren-Cheng for a talk at the Buddha Center, Second Life – 030317 Across Buddhist traditions the Three Refuges (P., tritratna) is the initial step for all on the Noble Path. In the Chinese Ch’an tradition recitin…
    - 1 Mar 17, 9:54am -
  • DONALD TRUMP IS MARA – BUDDHISM AND THE VOTE

    DONALD TRUMP IS MARA – BUDDHISM AND THE VOTE

      DONALD TRUMP IS MARA by Wayne Ren-Cheng Did that get your attention? Mara whose name means destruction, the personification of the Desire World, the Buddhist demon that represents the cravings and passions that delude us into unwholesome choices h…
    - 11 Oct 16, 12:25pm -
  • SUPERPOWER

    SUPERPOWER

    SUPERPOWER by Wayne Ren-Cheng You have a superpower. You can’t fly like Superman or snikt out adamantium claws like Wolverine. You aren’t bulletproof like Luke Cage or as fast as the Flash . . . your superpower is much greater. It is so much grea…
    - 7 Oct 16, 4:06pm -
  • Buddhists Wear Clothes

    Buddhists Wear Clothes

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng There is a long running post titled “Buddhists Eat Meat” on this site. It has been read by hundreds and commented on by some. The comments are generally directed toward defending the commenter’s point of view and lots of talk…
    - 13 Sep 16, 1:18pm -
  • In the Moment – In the Experience

    In the Moment – In the Experience

    By Wayne Ren-Cheng Shi In an interview with Peter Sagel on the NPR show ‘Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” the television writer and producer, Norman Lear (All in the Family) was asked how, at the age of 94 he stayed so connected with the world around…
    - 8 Jul 16, 9:37am -
  • All Phenomena is Causally Conditioned . . . Even You

    All Phenomena is Causally Conditioned . . . Even You

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Causality, co-dependent arising, the causal chain, the arising and falling away of phenomena, causal conditioning, these are all labels for the causes and effects brought about by the reality of impermanence. Due to the dynamism of…
    - 1 Jul 16, 10:46am -
  • Dharma of the Individual

    Dharma of the Individual

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Buddhism in the West must find a way to skillfully harness the power of the individualistic view and action of those who choose the Noble Path. In each person is a reservoir of imagination, skills, gifts, compassion and the Buddha-…
    - 3 Jun 16, 5:54am -
  • A Squirrel and the Dharma: Pragmatism in Buddhism

    A Squirrel and the Dharma:  Pragmatism in Buddhism

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Pragmatism is not a modern phenomena. It is a multi-layered philosophical concept with Charles Sandford Pierce and William James as its roots, and the growth of the Neo-pragmatist ideas of Richard Rorty as its branch into contempor…
    - 27 May 16, 9:49am -
  • Buddhism’s Pragmatic Transformation

    Buddhism’s Pragmatic Transformation

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Buddhism in the West has a schizophrenic quality to it. There are a host of voices and streams of images clamoring for attention. It isn’t a stretch to say that through the amazing and sometimes intimidating media choices that a…
    - 21 May 16, 8:27am -

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…
    - 11 days ago, 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…
    - 13 days ago, 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 days ago, 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,…
    - 15 days ago, 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…
    - 16 days ago, 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…
    - 17 days ago, 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…
    - 18 days ago, 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 .…
    - 20 days ago, 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…
    - 21 days ago, 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…
    - 22 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 12:05pm -

Shambhala Sunspace

  • Dalai Lama’s public address in Montreal cancelled
    His Holiness's scheduled public address on October 20 at the Bell Centre in Montreal has been cancelled at the advice of his physicians.The post Dalai Lama’s public address in Montreal cancelled appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 2:42pm -
  • Eighth Spirit Rock Teacher Training program, especially diverse, begins
    Gina Sharpe, Lila Kate Wheeler, and Larry Yang, core teachers of the Teacher Training program at Woodacre, California's Spirit Rock Mediation Center, share about this year's participants.The post Eighth Spirit Rock Teacher Training program, especial…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 2:32pm -
  • How to Practice Zen Koans
    John Tarrant demystifies Zen koan practice. Yes, it’s paradoxical, poetic, and totally personal. And so is life.The post How to Practice Zen Koans appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:25am -
  • Drinking a Mindful Cup of Tea
    A cup of tea or coffee is a nice break. Drinking it mindfully is a real break. Joseph Emet teaches us this five-step practice. The post Drinking a Mindful Cup of Tea appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • How to Practice Tonglen
    Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion. The post How to Practice Tonglen appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 1:40pm -
  • Don’t Wait to Be Happy!
    A heartfelt message to us all, from Jack Kornfield.The post Don’t Wait to Be Happy! appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 1:40pm -
  • You Are Already Enlightened
    Guo Gu, a longtime student of the late Master Sheng Yen, presents an experiential look at the Chan practice of silent illumination.The post You Are Already Enlightened appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 12:30pm -
  • Junsei Jana Drakka in hospice
    Junsei Jana Drakka, Zen priest and dharma heir to Zenkei Blanche Hartman, is in hospice.The post Junsei Jana Drakka in hospice appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 12:09pm -
  • How I Got Comfortable with My Imperfections
    John Manderino stumbles through Zen meal practice — and decides that’s perfectly okay.The post How I Got Comfortable with My Imperfections appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 9:30am -
  • How to Practice Metta with Children
    You’re never too young to practice loving-kindness. Gail Silver on how to teach metta to your kids.The post How to Practice Metta with Children appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 5 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 9:00am -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • Impermanence Haiku

    Impermanence Haiku

    Since impermanence is a constant truth, be mindful of it now.
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 5:17am -
  • Verse On Assemblies

    Verse On Assemblies


    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 5:17am -
  • Love Not Terrorism But Hate Not Terrorists

    Love Not Terrorism But Hate Not Terrorists

    ‘He abused me, he struck me,  he overpowered me, he robbed me.’  Those who do not harbour such thoughts  still their hatred. – The Buddha (Dhammapada) Someone quipped this on our post-truth era, ‘We used to laugh at comedians and listen t…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 5:17am -
  • Your Money Or Your Self?

    Your Money Or Your Self?

    That which is true can never be lost. That which is lost can never be true. – Stonepeace | Books Once, when Sakyamuni Buddha was meditating in a forest, he heard, from a distance, the laughter of a young woman. A little later, he saw her hurryin…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 5:16am -
  • How Do I Make Spiritual Vows?

    How Do I Make Spiritual Vows?

    Question: How do I make my own personal spiritual vows? Answer: You can announce your vows before a Buddha image in a proper Buddhist temple while kneeling, prostrating once upon saying each vow. If you wish to further express the sincerity and serio…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 5:15am -
  • Meet ‘Okja’ The Super Omni-Animal!

    Meet ‘Okja’ The Super Omni-Animal!

    ‘Okja’ begins with the mercenary Lucy Mirando announcing, ‘The world’s [human] population is 7 billion. 805 million humans struggle with hunger every day, including 30 million right here in the United States. The world is running out of food…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 5:15am -
  • Meaning Haiku

    Meaning Haiku

    Not seeking greater meaning, this is all life is (again), with death coming (again).
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 2:05am -
  • Verse On Dangerous Paths

    Verse On Dangerous Paths

    若见险道, 当愿众生, 住正法界, 离诸罪难。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第58偈) If seeing dangerous paths, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, abide in the realm of right Dharma,* [and] depart from all difficultie…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 2:01am -
  • How To Spiritualise The Worldly Five Desires

    How To Spiritualise The Worldly Five Desires

    What cannot be rid of immediately should be transformed immediately, so as to be rid of eventually. – Stonepeace | Books As beings in the Desire Sphere (欲界), we are all with the Five Desires (五欲), for pleasing sights (色), sounds (声),…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 1:12am -
  • Where Are The 17 Arhats?

    Where Are The 17 Arhats?

    Sudden windfalls seldom bring about sudden happiness; bringing sudden unrest instead.  – Stonepeace | Books A peasant dug up a very valuable golden statue of an Arhat from a hill. When his friends learned of the discovery, they rushed to congratul…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 12:28am -

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