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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

  • Awakening to Our Climate Crisis
    Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Buddhadharma editor Tynette Deveaux shares why we must put the Buddhist teachings to work in the face of climate change. Sign up here to receive the Weekend…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 9:00pm -
  • Review: The Art of Simple Living
    In The Art of Simple Living, Shunmyo Masuno offers pithy tips on how to increase our feelings of well-being by making some seemingly small changes in how we approach life.The post Review: The Art of Simple Living appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 11:37am -
  • Beyond the Upper Middle Way
    Convert Buddhism has a class problem: it appeals mostly to a narrow demographic of well-off college graduates. Buddhist scholar Ann Gleig offers some class consciousness to help Buddhism drop the barriers and benefit many more people.The post Beyond…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 11:12am -
  • First Do No Harm
    When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. If he touched it now, it would cry out in pain. The post First Do No Harm appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Sep 19, 11:10am -
  • Here at the End of the World
    In this time of so much loss, says Joan Sutherland, we need to come to terms with grief.The post Here at the End of the World appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 12 Sep 19, 2:53pm -
  • Can you recommend some Buddhist books for kids?
    Buddhist children’s literature offers parents a fun, gentle way to share dharma concepts and practices with their kids.The post Can you recommend some Buddhist books for kids? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 11 Sep 19, 12:27pm -
  • Restoring the Mind to Kindness
    Sylvia Boorstein on how to rescue your mind when confusion overwhelms it into suffering.The post Restoring the Mind to Kindness appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 11 Sep 19, 12:20pm -
  • At Ground Zero
    Zen teacher Bonnie Myotai Treace on a place where there are no answers.The post At Ground Zero appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 11 Sep 19, 9:11am -
  • Acknowledging Buddhism’s South Asian Roots
    Vishnu Sridharan points out a blind spot in Western Buddhism — South Asia is exorcized, while Buddhism’s origins in South Asian culture are ignored.The post Acknowledging Buddhism’s South Asian Roots appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 2:44pm -
  • Pema Chödrön Foundation grants property deed to Pema Chöling monastic center
    The Pema Chödrön Foundation has granted the deed to the residential property that they purchased for Pema Chöling to the community.The post Pema Chödrön Foundation grants property deed to Pema Chöling monastic center appeared first on Lion's R…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Sep 19, 10:08am -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • Experience Haiku

    Experience Haiku

    Only those who know they are less experienced can become more experienced.
    - 9 days ago, 6 Sep 19, 11:00pm -
  • Two Razors

    Two Razors

    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity. – Hanlon’s Razor It is always from the third poison of delusion, that arise the first poison of greed, and the second poison of hatred. – Poisons’ Rule
    - 10 days ago, 5 Sep 19, 11:00pm -
  • [F] How Do Sūtras Disappear In This Dharma-Ending Age? 佛经如何在末法时期消失?

    [F] How Do Sūtras Disappear In This Dharma-Ending Age? 佛经如何在末法时期消失?

    恶人转多, 如海中沙。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《佛说法灭尽经》 Evil persons will multiply to be many, like sands’ number within the ocean. – Śākyamuni Buddha (Sūtra In Which The Buddha Speaks Of The Dharma’s Complete End) Accor…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Sep 19, 11:00pm -
  • How To Rise From Rock Bottom

    How To Rise From Rock Bottom

    When you hit rock bottom, the only way is up – or to stay sunken. – Extended saying I’ve been a Dharma teacher for twenty years, and I’ve observed that prisoners, war veterans, refugees, and others who have been through extreme difficulties a…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Sep 19, 11:00pm -
  • Why Buy To Liberate Animals ‘Meant’ To Be Eaten?

    Why Buy To Liberate Animals ‘Meant’ To Be Eaten?

    Question: Buddhists practise liberation of animals caught from the wild or bred, into the right environments. But when bought, more might be caught or bred. Should they not be bought then?   Answer: If so, this is saying that all commercially trappe…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Sep 19, 11:00pm -
  • The Gun Of ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster Frankenstein’

    The Gun Of ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster Frankenstein’

    In the first act of the theatrical production (ironically and comically produced for TV), the proverbial starting gun is spotted on a table, as this dialogue ensues… Miss Machbeth: Don’t touch that. It’s a gun. Aren’t you going to move it…
    - 14 days ago, 1 Sep 19, 11:00pm -
  • Doppelganger Haiku

    Doppelganger Haiku

    If you meet your ‘double’, while there can be only one, will you be the better one?
    - 16 days ago, 30 Aug 19, 11:00pm -
  • Why Take Threefold Refuge?

    Why Take Threefold Refuge?

    Worldly teachers will let you down, but the world-transcended Buddhas’ pure blessings will never let you down – thus should you take refuge in the Buddhas. Worldly teachings will let you down, but the world-transcending Dharma’s perfect advice…
    - 17 days ago, 29 Aug 19, 11:00pm -
  • [E] How Is The Monastic Community Destroyed In The Dharma-Ending Age? 僧团如何在末法时期被破坏?

    [E] How Is The Monastic Community Destroyed In The Dharma-Ending Age? 僧团如何在末法时期被破坏?

    吾涅槃后法欲灭时,五逆浊世魔道兴盛。 – 释迦牟尼佛《佛说法灭尽经》 After my Parinirvāṇa, when the Dharma is about to end,in this Five Heinous Transgressions’and Five Defilements’ Evil Age,demonic paths will flou…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Aug 19, 11:00pm -
  • Friends, Not Food

    Friends, Not Food

    If you’re eating animals please understand that  they do not want your metta;  they want you to not eat them.   – Bob Isaacson If you stopped people on the streets of Chicago or London and ask them if Buddhists are vegetarian, the most likely…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Aug 19, 11:00pm -

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