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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

  • 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 -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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

  • newGone, Gone, Everything Gone
    Like leaves in the autumn or wood in the fire, all things pass. But, there is a moment in which we can see things as they are.The post Gone, Gone, Everything Gone appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Jan 20, 6:02am -
  • newRam Dass lives on in collaborative album with East Forest
    Musician East Forest's collaborative album with the late Ram Dass encompasses his lifetime of wisdom in 14 tracks, bringing his teachings to life.The post Ram Dass lives on in collaborative album with East Forest appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 19 hours ago, 20 Jan 20, 2:07pm -
  • The King We Need: Martin Luther King Jr., Moral Philosopher
    He was more than just the "civil rights leader" he is remembered as today. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of America's greatest moral philosophers.The post The King We Need: Martin Luther King Jr., Moral Philosopher appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 20, 8:24am -
  • I Love My Kids But…
    Sylvia Boorstein offers advice to a parent who is disappointed in their adult children.The post I Love My Kids But… appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 20, 8:13am -
  • How the Gandharan Manuscripts Change Buddhist History
    The Gandharan Buddhist manuscripts are leading scholars to rethink the origins of Mahayana Buddhism. Richard Salomon explores the recently-unearthed texts are changing Buddhist history.The post How the Gandharan Manuscripts Change Buddhist History a…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 20, 8:02am -
  • How to Practice Sympathetic Joy
    Christiane Wolf on how to multiply the joy in your life with mudita — delight in the happiness of others.The post How to Practice Sympathetic Joy appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 9:11am -
  • Pema Chödrön steps down from Shambhala position
    Pema Chödrön, a bestselling author and one of the best-known American Buddhist teachers, has stepped down as a senior teacher in the Shambhala organization. The post Pema Chödrön steps down from Shambhala position appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 7:48am -
  • Does My Dog Have Buddhanature?
    Remembering her beloved childhood pet, Andrea Miller ponders one of Zen’s most famous questions.The post Does My Dog Have Buddhanature? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 9:56am -
  • Loving Your Inner Critic
    Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash in conversation with Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg at the Rubin Museum about loving yourself, your work, and—yes—even your inner critic.The post Loving Your Inner Critic appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 6:07am -
  • Buddhist Books by and for People of Color
    Can you recommend some Buddhist books by and for people of color? We answer your questions about Buddhism and meditation. The post Buddhist Books by and for People of Color appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 5:46am -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • newHow Should New Vegans Handle Old Non-Vegan Stuff?

    How Should New Vegans Handle Old Non-Vegan Stuff?

    Question: As I am aspiring to be a Buddhist vegan also committing to the Five Precepts, what should I do with old non-vegan stuff like wool shawls and leather bags? Since they are already bought, should I continue using them till they are damaged? Or…
    - 3 hours ago, 21 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • ‘The Best Of Enemies’ As Better Friends

    ‘The Best Of Enemies’ As Better Friends

    How do you transform an enemy, to make him or her a friend? By offering unconditional help as a fellow human being. By giving the least expected, yet the most needed without being asked, how can an enemy not be moved to see the ‘enemy’ as a true…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • Focus Haiku

    Focus Haiku

    Begin focusing now on what you have to at the end.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • One Same Buddha-Nature 同一佛性

    One Same Buddha-Nature 同一佛性

    我肉众生肉,名殊体不殊,原同一种性,只是別形躯。 — 宋黄庭坚 My flesh and other sentient beings’ flesh,have names different but essence not different,originally with the same one kind of nature,only with other shapes an…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • Are You Affected by the Bystander Effect?

    Are You Affected by the Bystander Effect?

    The fully awakenedstand up fully,at the forefront. — Shilashanti The air-conditioning is way too cold in the waiting room.But all the strangers in it endure it for no good reason.No one complains to anyone.No one does anything about it.Not even whe…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • Give The Dharma By Asking For It

    Give The Dharma By Asking For It

    Ask well if the answer matters to the welfare of you and/or all others. — Shilashanti Bodhisattvas aspire to offer all their actions of body, speech and mind as Dharma gifts. We have received the gift of the Dharma, and now we have an opportunity t…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • Does Āmítuófó Have A Sexist Vow?

    Does Āmítuófó Have A Sexist Vow?

    Question: The 35th Vow of Amitābha Buddha (阿弥陀佛: Āmítuófó) says that ‘if there are women who hear my name (i.e. are sincerely mindful of it), with joyful faith, give rise to Bodhicitta, and loathe the female body, after the end of thei…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’; Not Go To War?

    ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum’; Not Go To War?

    The word ‘Parabellum’ comes from the the Latin adage, ‘Si vis pacem, para bellum’, which translates as, ‘If you want peace, prepare for war.’ It comes from the last two words combined, in English being ‘prepare for war’ — the brief…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • Madness Haiku

    Madness Haiku

    Who is totally mad, if mostly still able to cross streets well?
    - 10 days ago, 11 Jan 20, 6:00am -
  • Verse For Wearing Precepts’ Robe 搭缦衣偈

    Verse For Wearing Precepts’ Robe 搭缦衣偈

    善哉解脱服,钵吒礼忏衣, 我今顶戴受, 世世常得披。 This excellent liberation garment,the patta* prostration and repentance robe,I now with my crown support and receive it,** in life after life, may I always attain draping of…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Jan 20, 6:00am -

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