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  • Reviews Of The Best Cheap Running Shoes
    Finding the best running shoes for you can be the refinement between walking out considerable miles and feeling free and basic on your feet. Nevertheless, with such countless and styles to investigate, finding the perfect match for your running style…
    - 22 Jun 18, 5:42am -
  • Shoulder Pain Relief
    Shoulder pain is a common occurrence among many people and it can be caused by a number of different reasons, such as injury or overuse. Even mild shoulder pain can be debilitating, regardless of the cause. There are a variety of ways to relieve shou…
    - 16 Jun 18, 6:53am -
  • 6 Nutritional Foods That you Can’t Miss in your Daily Diet Introduction
    Nutritionists indicate that there are some food varieties that are vital in performing several functions in the body. Therefore, we should not fail to include them in our diets.  Combining these foods in your lifestyle habits can be crucial in impro…
    - 6 Jun 18, 12:06am -
  • Healthy Sleep- Runner’s Guide to Better Sleep

    Healthy Sleep- Runner’s Guide to Better Sleep

    Since spending two weeks with acquaintances in Andalusia, I admire the Spaniards for their extended siesta. Whenever we return to the summer heat, I would like to have a daily rhythm like that of the Andalusia’s: At one o’clock in the afternoon y…
    - 5 Jun 18, 12:10am -
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Watching Porn
    With the ubiquity and easy access of Porn these days, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that people are beginning to study the effects of it on our sex lives. According to a website called projectknow.com, 420 million web pages are dedicated to Porn,…
    - 1 Jan 18, 5:51am -
  • 15+ Shocking Illustrations Reveal How Animals Feel By Switching Them With Humans

    15+ Shocking Illustrations Reveal How Animals Feel By Switching Them With Humans

    How pretty scary when you have to depend on animals as the way you treat them? Nobody has no insight about how humans are monstrous unless they get the first hand experience. The above shocking scenes of illustration that are designed to get you to t…
    - 16 Dec 17, 11:51pm -
  • Trend of E-Cigarettes cause more harm than usual habit of smoking – researches reveal
    Harvard University of health and science had worked out on a study about the growing trend among youth – E-cigarettes. E-cigarettes which was said to be less harm to consumers was observed to cause more harmful disease called “popcorn lung” or…
    - 8 Dec 17, 9:15pm -
  • Do You Know How The Position You Sleep In With Your Partner Reveals The Strength Of Your Relationship
    Couples who sleep an inch or less close are happier than those who don’t About 42% of the couples sleep back to back while about 4% face each other Partners who sleep face to face while cuddling were the happiest This article shows how sleeping pos…
    - 1 Dec 17, 12:36pm -
  • Married or not, You should read this…
    “When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let h…
    - 29 Nov 17, 9:39am -
  • The Word You See First Will Reveal Your Subconscious Personality

    The Word You See First Will Reveal Your Subconscious Personality

    The first word that comes to your mind when you look at this image will determine your result. What word did you see first? What does this say about your subconscious? Keep reading to find out! If you see LOVER: Your subconscious personality is Live…
    - 28 Nov 17, 11:07pm -

Engaged Dharma

  • PANDEMIC AND PRACTICE: CAUSALITY
      How can we best respond to the corona virus pandemic? Contemplate causality, the reality that what we do matters. Each of us are now a causal factor that will have an impact on what happens next. We can choose an unwholesome path dictated by selfi…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 10:34am -
  • PANDEMIC AND PRACTICE: IMPERMANENCE
    This too will pass. What makes you think it won’t? Everything else eventually does. Corona virus isn’t immune to the reality of impermanence. This too will pass. We must take the actions necessary to allow corona virus to fall away sooner rather…
    - 8 days ago, 30 Mar 20, 10:45am -
  • CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC AND PRACTICE
    PANDEMIC AND PRACTICE: LANGUAGE by Wayne Ren Cheng Shi Is calling it social distancing the most effective use of language? Pragmatically isn’t physical distancing what is really needed? Social distancing can send the wrong signal to the bodymind. A…
    - 13 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 2:12pm -
  • The Inseparable Link Between Motivation and Practice
    Rule #81 (#81) The Rule of Actions: An action presupposes a motivation, and a motivation presupposes a goal. There are no random or unintended behaviors, but there are manyunacknowledged and/or unadmitted goals. -Fred Kennedy-from “The Rules” (c…
    - 20 Aug 18, 10:58am -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 18 Jun 18, 12:50pm -
  • 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…
    - 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 -
  • 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 -

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

  • newThe Rice Seedling Sutra
    Spoken by the bodhisattva Maitreya, the Rice Seedling Sutra is one of the most important Buddhist sutras on the topic of dependent arising, the basic Buddhist doctrine that everything depends on something else for its existence. Introduction by Rory…
    - 23 hours ago, 6 Apr 20, 10:22am -
  • Reach Down and Touch the Earth
    Now more than ever, says Buddhist teacher Pamela Weiss, we need to do away with patriarchal values and reweave women’s voices into the torn fabric of our world. As the Buddha did in the face of Mara, we need to reach down and touch the earth.The p…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Apr 20, 1:58pm -
  • Trying to Stay Afloat
    Kamilah Majied shares her advice for staying afloat when you feel like you're drowning.The post Trying to Stay Afloat appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 1:46pm -
  • Ram Dass: To Love & Serve
    Sara Davidson remembers the American spiritual icon Ram Dass in the May 2020 issue of Lion's Roar magazine.The post Ram Dass: To Love & Serve appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 1:45pm -
  • The Secret Is Mind
    In the opening editorial of the May 2020 issue of Lion's Roar, Melvin McLeod looks at Buddhism’s central insight and the key to Buddhist meditation.The post The Secret Is Mind appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 1:44pm -
  • How to Free Yourself from the 7 Obsessions
    To free ourselves from habitual patterns, says Valerie Mason-John, we need to see how they have become part of our identity.The post How to Free Yourself from the 7 Obsessions appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 1:44pm -
  • Joanna Macy on the Great Awakening the Planet Needs
    Buddhist thinker and environmental activist Joanna Macy on the global awakening the planet needs. At heart, it’s a spiritual revolution.The post Joanna Macy on the Great Awakening the Planet Needs appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 12:06pm -
  • Inside the May 2020 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine
    The May 2020 issue of Lion's Roar magazine features Buddhist wisdom and meditations on freeing yourself from the patterns that hold you back.The post Inside the May 2020 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 11:47am -
  • Three Methods for Working with Chaos
    Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful... if we are brave enough to rest in their space of uncertainty. Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy, excerpted from “When Things…
    - 6 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 7:30am -
  • The Bodhisattva Response to Coronavirus
    Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield on what we can do in this confusing, tough time.The post The Bodhisattva Response to Coronavirus appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 1 Apr 20, 6:29am -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • newDo The Right Thing Naturally

    Do The Right Thing Naturally

    There is no enjoying the possession of anything valuable unless one has someone to share it with. — Seneca Neither the Buddhists nor the Stoics believed in what has come to be called ‘original sin’ — that we are a fallen and flawed broken spe…
    - 2 hours ago, 7 Apr 20, 7:00am -
  • How Is The Threefold Refuge Both Vows & Precepts?

    How Is The Threefold Refuge Both Vows & Precepts?

    Question: Is it alright for ‘Buddhists’ who had taken the Threefold Refuge in the Triple Gem (of the Buddhas, Dharma and Sangha) to totally immerse themselves in other ‘spiritual’ groups, with essentially different (i.e. non-Buddhist or pseud…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Apr 20, 7:00am -
  • Meaning Haiku

    Meaning Haiku

    Think the meaningful, to speak the meaningful and do the meaningful.
    - 10 days ago, 28 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Bird In Vase

    Bird In Vase

    鸟来入瓶中,以縠掩瓶口。縠穿鸟飞去,识神随业走。 《大智度论》   When a bird comes to enter a vase within,with fine gauze covered is the vase’s mouth.When the gauze is penetrated, the bird flies to go off,the consciou…
    - 11 days ago, 27 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Summary of ‘Practices With Ten Great Obstacles’《十大碍行》纲要

    Summary of ‘Practices With Ten Great Obstacles’《十大碍行》纲要

    佛祖圣贤,未有不以逆境为大炉韝者。 — 净土宗九祖蕅益大师《十大碍行》跋 Of Buddhas, Patriarchs, noble and virtuous ones, there are yet to be with those who did not practise with opposing situations as great furnaces a…
    - 12 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • One Stone At A Time

    One Stone At A Time

    Since there is only one thoughtin each moment,be aligned to do only one thing wellin each moment. — Shilashanti There is no such thing as good multitasking… Pay attention to your attention — when you have it and when you don’t. Notice the thi…
    - 13 days ago, 25 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Must Negative Karma Be Exhausted For There To Be Liberation?

    Must Negative Karma Be Exhausted For There To Be Liberation?

    Question: Is it so that we have to exhaust all our negative karma before we can become liberated? Answer: No. This can be clearly known by looking at the case of Maudgalyāyana (Moggallāna). Although he has already attained self-liberation as an Arh…
    - 14 days ago, 24 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • The Matrix’s Desert Of The Real Vs Altered Carbon’s Garden Of The Virtual

    The Matrix’s Desert Of The Real Vs Altered Carbon’s Garden Of The Virtual

    In ‘The Matrix’ is this introductory dialogue on the titled… Morpheus: [In a white boundless space, which represents the mind’s open possibilities for simulated experiences.] This is the construct. It’s our loading program. We can load anyt…
    - 15 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Anger Haiku

    Anger Haiku

    An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes. — Cato the Elder
    - 17 days ago, 21 Mar 20, 7:00am -
  • Return To Original Nature By Understanding The Path 返本会道

    Return To Original Nature By Understanding The Path 返本会道

    博闻爱道,道必难会。守志奉道,其道甚大。 — 释迦牟尼佛《四十二章经》: 第九章 Widely listen to and treasure the path,as the path is definitely difficult to understand.Guard your aspiration for receiving the path,as…
    - 18 days ago, 20 Mar 20, 7:00am -

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