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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

  • 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 43 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…
    - 57 days ago, 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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.
    - 86 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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  
    - 96 days ago, 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…
    - 99 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 12:14pm -
  • SUFFERING FOUR WAYS – DUKKHA
    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Siddhartha experienced suffering for the first time when Chana, his charioteer rode him through the streets of Kapilavatthu. He saw the sick, the aged, and the dead; views of the world outside his home that had been hidden from him…
    - 99 days ago, 12 Mar 18, 11:20am -

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

  • newMetta for Refugees
    Zen priest Liên Shutt teaches a short meditation to foster compassion for beings in search of refuge.The post Metta for Refugees appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:33am -
  • The Burning Heart of a Bodhisattva
    On the 55th anniversary of Thich Quang Duc's self-immolation, Edward Tick shares what he has learned from his pilgrimages to the site of the famous protest.The post The Burning Heart of a Bodhisattva appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 4:26pm -
  • Why Should I Meditate?
    Matthieu Ricard explains what Buddhist meditation is and why we do it.The post Why Should I Meditate? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 2:03pm -
  • 200 Buddhist teachers call for end to separation of children and parents at US–Mexico Border
    "As people of faith and conscience, we feel that it is important that we speak out clearly in defense of basic human rights at this time."The post 200 Buddhist teachers call for end to separation of children and parents at US–Mexico Border appeare…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 11:59am -
  • Before You Go on a Long Retreat
    Andrew Holecek offers some practical advice for anyone considering a long-term retreat.The post Before You Go on a Long Retreat appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 18, 6:05am -
  • Princeton professor of religion Jacqueline Stone honored with American Academy of Arts and Sciences fellowship
    Jacqueline Stone, a Princeton University professor of religion specializing in Buddhism, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.The post Princeton professor of religion Jacqueline Stone honored with American Academy o…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 4:25pm -
  • Shamatha–Vipashyana: Our Original Nature
    Gaylon Ferguson explains that through both shamatha and vipashyana meditation we bring our mind back to its original state.The post Shamatha–Vipashyana: Our Original Nature appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 4:22pm -
  • Why Do Buddhists Meditate?
    Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Lion's Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod looks at the reasons many Buddhists meditate.The post Why Do Buddhists Meditate? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 3:55pm -
  • Why I Didn’t Attempt Suicide
    Zen teacher Brad Warner on the time he considered suicide—and the different kind of death he chose.The post Why I Didn’t Attempt Suicide appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 3:38pm -
  • Advice for Modern America, from When Buddhism Was Seen as a National Threat
    For much of the 19th and 20th centuries, Buddhism was considered a threat to America. Hondo Lobley interviews scholar Duncan Williams about what we might want to remember from that time.The post Advice for Modern America, from When Buddhism Was Seen…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 18, 3:29pm -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • Repentance Haiku

    Repentance Haiku

    If the truly wrong, do not truly repent, they are truly wrong indeed.
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 4:25am -
  • Verse On Orthodoxy

    Verse On Orthodoxy


    - 14 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 4:04am -
  • Is Life Just A Lamp To Be Snuffed Out?

    Is Life Just A Lamp To Be Snuffed Out?

    Just look at how the circuit of the universe returns upon itself. You will see that nothing in this cosmos is extinguished, but everything falls and rises and turns. – Seneca (Epistle 36.7-12) As written in Seneca’s Epistle 54, ‘Before I was bo…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 4:00am -
  • We Should Repay The Kindness Of All Mother Sentient Beings

    We Should Repay The Kindness Of All Mother Sentient Beings

    They are kinsmen stranded in Samsara’s ocean Who seem to have fallen into the abyss; When due to birth, death and rebirth You don’t recognise them and reject them, Freeing only yourself: there is no greater shame. – Chandragomin (Letter To A Di…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 3:44am -
  • The Unalienation Of ‘The Alienist’

    The Unalienation Of ‘The Alienist’

    As the title card of ‘The Alienist’ informs, ‘In the 19th century, persons suffering from mental illness were thought to be alienated from their own true natures. Experts who studied them were therefore known as alienists.’ Yes, they were ca…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 3:42am -
  • Can Lay Buddhists Teach Buddhism?

    Can Lay Buddhists Teach Buddhism?

    Question: Should only monastics teach the Dharma? Answer: From the book ‘The Buddha and His Disciples’ by Venerable S. Dhammika is a section that can answer this question – ‘It is often mistakenly thought that it is the job of monks and nu…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Jun 18, 3:35am -
  • Wisdom Haiku

    Wisdom Haiku

    The intelligent might understand much, while the wise realise the essential and follow through with action.
    - 27 days ago, 24 May 18, 1:30am -
  • Verses On Armour

    Verses On Armour

    见著甲胄,当愿众生, 常服善铠,趣无师法。 见无铠仗,当愿众生, 永离一切,不善之业。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第94-95偈) Seeing those wearing armour, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, alway…
    - 27 days ago, 24 May 18, 1:25am -
  • Why There Is Never Reason For Anger

    Why There Is Never Reason For Anger

    Just as a doctor does not fight but helps Patients who are possessed by spirits, though they get angry, So the Sage sees that the afflictions are at fault, Not the person who have the afflictions. – Aryadeva (Four Hundred Stanzas) Analyse, thinking…
    - 27 days ago, 24 May 18, 1:20am -
  • How One Who Slighted None Attained Buddhahood

    How One Who Slighted None Attained Buddhahood

    此诸众生 云何具有 如來智慧, 愚痴迷惑, 不知不见? – 释迦牟尼佛 (华严经) [Of] all these sentient beings, why [are they] complete with [the] Tathāgatas’ wisdom, [yet] ignorant [and] confused, not knowing [and] n…
    - 27 days ago, 24 May 18, 1:20am -

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