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  • The Difference Between Showering and Bathing

    The Difference Between Showering and Bathing

    Are you a bather or a shower person? What is your preferred method of cleaning your body? This may sound like a trivial question, but it is worth exploring. Not many people realise the major differences between these two. They are not only different…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 4:08am -
  • 3 Best Tips: How to Have Fun with Your Friends on the Weekend

    3 Best Tips: How to Have Fun with Your Friends on the Weekend

    As an adult, you are taught to behave in a businesslike way – there’s the time to have fun and joke around, and there’s a time when you have to act in a serious manner. What’s more, in most work environments, there are strict rules that tell…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 20, 8:47am -
  • The Best of TV, Movies, and What’s Currently Streaming in 2020

    The Best of TV, Movies, and What’s Currently Streaming in 2020

    The 21st century is the peak era for television and movies from the best crime stories To Blockbuster Movies And Comedy Capers. The content produced today is the best to have been produced ever. What is the reason for that? Well, today’s technology…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 20, 7:59am -
  • A Guide to Becoming a Midwife: All you Need to Know

    A Guide to Becoming a Midwife: All you Need to Know

    We are all enchanted by the wonders of nature and when a woman is ready to give birth, she does need some professional assistance, which is traditionally provided by a midwife. If any young person wishes to enter into the nursing and midwifery sector…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 20, 1:21am -
  • Workers Compensation During COVID 19

    Workers Compensation During COVID 19

    In the wake of COVID 19, many workers are having to face the reality of working from home with no previous warning. The reality is that many workers have found that are ill equipped and poorly supported and resulted increase in workers’ stress leve…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Sep 20, 8:52am -
  • Five Great Celebrity-Themed Online Slots

    Five Great Celebrity-Themed Online Slots

    You don’t have to be famous to have an online slots game made about yourself – but it helps. Ever since online slots started to develop increasingly specific themes and genres around fifteen years ago, celebrities have been queuing up to associat…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Sep 20, 6:54am -
  • What to Expect from an STD Test and How to Prepare for It
    Men’s Health & Sexual Test Clinic Though not officially labelled as an actual specialization under Singapore’s Ministry of Health (MOH), men’s & female health care centers are distinctive in the sense that they focus on an incredibly distinct s…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Sep 20, 1:36am -
  • Top Benefits of Hiring Advertising Agencies to Handle Your Campaign

    Top Benefits of Hiring Advertising Agencies to Handle Your Campaign

    What does it mean to work with advertising agencies? If you think it means a massive, expensive ad campaign reserved only for the big brands, you are wrong. While most advertising agencies worked with huge campaigns, they can be of very good use for…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Sep 20, 1:30am -
  • From the mechanical to the video slot

    From the mechanical to the video slot

    Many people often forget to look at the history of various gambling games, however they are almost always incredibly interesting, and also fascinatingly wrapped up in the technology of the era too. We could go all the way back to the age of antiquity…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Sep 20, 9:48am -
  • House residence window seats in your house

    House residence window seats in your house

    A bright window seat with a number of pillows may be the very best location to invest a summertime mid-day having a look at a book. Nonetheless, a great deal of home owners do not have the minute to maximize their house window seats as one a lot more…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Sep 20, 6:48am -

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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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

  • The Lamp of Zazen
    The point of zazen, says Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, is to live each moment in complete combustion, like a clean-burning kerosene lamp. In this talk at the Tassajara sesshin in the summer of 1969, the great Zen master explains Dogen’s teaching on practic…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 20, 3:25am -
  • When Spirituality and Diet Culture Collide
    In this commentary from non-diet dietician Jenna Hollenstein, she shares why we need to stop battling our basic biology as a means to overcome "craving" on the path to liberation.The post When Spirituality and Diet Culture Collide appeared first on…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 11:37am -
  • Beyond Birth and Death
    Water and wave, being and nonbeing, beginning and ending—liberation from all duality, teaches Thich Nhat Hanh, is the key to enlightenment.The post Beyond Birth and Death appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 9:24am -
  • The Beauty of Imperfection
    Lion's Roar Special Projects editorial assistant Sandra Hannebohm looks at wabi-sabi and the perfection of imperfection.The post The Beauty of Imperfection appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 7 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 8:00pm -
  • Turning to the Present Moment of Racism
    How do we hold the realities of racism in our hearts, asks Doshin Mako Voelkel. And how do we hold the parts of ourselves that might want to look away?The post Turning to the Present Moment of Racism appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 1:16pm -
  • Welcoming the Life That’s Yours
    Claire B. Willis and Marnie Crawford Samuelson share how when you allow and accept all of life's experiences, you can fully open to the life that’s yours to live.The post Welcoming the Life That’s Yours appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 12:17pm -
  • The Supreme Meditation
    "Aging, illness and death are treasures for those who understand them. They’re Noble Truths, Noble Treasures. If they were people, I’d bow down to them."The post The Supreme Meditation appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • Meditation & Therapy Working Together
    Psychotherapy can be a powerful complement to spiritual practice, supporting our inspiration to develop awareness and compassion.The post Meditation & Therapy Working Together appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 11:00pm -
  • Meditation Takes Gumption
    In the direct, insightful style for which he is known, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana teaches the meditation technique known as Vipassana and explains why only meditation addresses the human condition.The post Meditation Takes Gumption appeared first on…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 11:00pm -
  • Peace in Every Step
    Alan Senauke reflects on Thich Nhat Hanh’s profound contributions to Buddhism, activism, and the place where they meet.The post Peace in Every Step appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 8 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 2:44pm -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • newTo What Extent Should The Dharma Be Protected? 护法应当到什么程度?

    To What Extent Should The Dharma Be Protected? 护法应当到什么程度?


    - 5 hours ago, 23 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • newWhy Dread Karmic Retribution?

    Why Dread Karmic Retribution?

    Question: Why should one be afraid of being reborn in a lower realm like hell if one does not remember anything from one’s past life? Answer: If one knows one is going to hell later, one will be terrified now. If one is in hell now, one will be t…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • Meet Ron The White-‘BlackkKlansman’

    Meet Ron The White-‘BlackkKlansman’

    Dharmically, we have been reborn so many times already, that we must have all been of various species of sentient beings, what more races. Who is a ‘purebred’ then? There are no definitely inferior races; only inferior individuals due to their il…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • Battle Haiku

    Battle Haiku

    As life is precious and short,choose your battles well —those against your ‘self’.
    - 11 days ago, 12 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • Abide In The Middle To Attain The Path 处中得道

    Abide In The Middle To Attain The Path 处中得道


    - 12 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • That One Should Disdain Hardships

    That One Should Disdain Hardships

    You will earn the respect of all menif you begin by earning the respect of yourself. — Musonius Rufus(Fragment: 30) In order to support more easily and more cheerfully those hardships which we may expect to suffer in behalf of virtue and goodness,…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • How Best To Have Sea Burial?

    How Best To Have Sea Burial?

    Question: For sea burial, is it better to scatter the ashes, which seems to express freedom, or to drop the ashes in the urn? Answer: Scattering of ashes does not lead to freedom of the deceased, just as keeping ashes together does not lead to being…
    - 15 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • ‘She’s Funny That Way’, How She’s Connected To Others

    ‘She’s Funny That Way’, How She’s Connected To Others

    In the tight comedic scripting of ‘She’s Funny That Way’, the audience quickly realises how each person is linked to another. As a film ‘law’ of sorts, it is no coincidence at all, that protagonist 1 knows protagonist 2, who knows secondary…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • How Maitreya Bodhisattva Gave Rose To The Aspiration To Be Born In Amitābha Buddha’s Pure Land 弥勒菩萨如何发愿往生阿弥陀佛的净土

    How Maitreya Bodhisattva Gave Rose To The Aspiration To Be Born In Amitābha Buddha’s Pure Land 弥勒菩萨如何发愿往生阿弥陀佛的净土

    是故弥勒,设有大火,充满三千大千世界,要当过此,闻是经法,欢喜信乐,受持读诵,如说修行。 – 释迦牟尼佛《无量寿经》 Therefore, Maitreya, if there is a great fire, that fully fills the three-thous…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Sep 20, 8:54pm -
  • Buddha Haiku

    Buddha Haiku

    If what mindful of, you will become —be mindful of Buddha then.
    - 24 days ago, 30 Aug 20, 7:00am -

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