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Buddhist Broadcasting Network

  • 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

  • AMERICAN MACHO BUDDHA — HOOP-T ART

    AMERICAN MACHO BUDDHA — HOOP-T ART

    Hello to all, This is what I call Hoop-T art.  Made from a promotional t-shirt that got worn out but whose image I’ve always liked.  It is from the independent film American Macho Buddha by Walt Mancing, 2009.  A difficult film to find now but w…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 11:49am -
  • JUMP IN . . . THE WATER’S . . . WHAT WE MAKE IT

    JUMP IN . . . THE WATER’S . . . WHAT WE MAKE IT

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Buddhist philosophy and practice has long focused on the mind as a weak point for human beings. The mind can fool you with delusions, tell you lies you want to believe, and insist on thoughts and actions it is comfortable with rath…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 5:12pm -
  • AGGRESSION IN MANY FORMS

    AGGRESSION IN MANY FORMS

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng A critical aspect of Buddhist philosophy and practice is the ideal of non-violence (ahimsa). Violence, any physical action that results in the harm or death of another being, is antithetical to the development of compassion, loving…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 12:02pm -
  • CATEGORIZE THE MIND

    CATEGORIZE THE MIND

      Reading Carla Hayden’s fascinating book, “The Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures” I came across some information about how Thomas Jefferson categorized his library and was struck by the similarity to how a Buddhist practition…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Oct 17, 4:30pm -
  • EACH

    EACH

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng   We are each  unique expressions of the Universe.   We are not each unique in the Universe.   Filed under: Buddhist art, by Wayne (Ren Cheng), Engaged Dharma, Meditation and Practice, Uncategorized
    - 39 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 12:32pm -
  • Moments and Causality

    Moments and Causality

    CAUSAL MOMENTS by Wayne Ren-Cheng The whole of the human experience is a sequence of causal moments. Some of those moments pass without notice, others never seem to pass. Each moment, no matter the span of time is causally conditioned by the moments…
    - 47 days ago, 4 Oct 17, 7:50am -
  • Rock in the Road – Uncovering Buddha-element

    Rock in the Road – Uncovering Buddha-element

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng A student asked, “Is Buddha-element easy to find?” “No.” “Then why should I put in the effort to find it?” That led to a tale. There was a road that led to a magnificent castle. The people of the kingdom used the road t…
    - 56 days ago, 25 Sep 17, 9:47am -
  • A Truth from Abdul Rahman Pazhuak

    A Truth from Abdul Rahman Pazhuak

    If fools and folly rule the world, the end of man in our time may come as a rude shock, but it will no longer come as a complete surprise. Abdul Rahman Pazhuak — Afghan poet and diplomat, President of U.N. General Assembly  1966-1967Filed under: A…
    - 56 days ago, 24 Sep 17, 3:38pm -
  • Dukkha (Suffering) as Human Experience

    Dukkha (Suffering) as Human Experience

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Shi In Buddhist philosophy there are three types of suffering (dukkha) recognized in the human experience. In our contemporary experience there is another to be recognized. There are physical phenomena that arise as the result from…
    - 58 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 11:17am -
  • Setting Up a Buddhist Altar & Sacred Space

    Setting Up a Buddhist Altar & Sacred Space

        Setting-up A Buddhist Altar & Sacred Space Rev. David Xi-Ken Astor This guide is meant to assist in creating a home sacred space with an altar for your Buddhist practice.  It is intended for the Ch’an/Zen practitioner, as the various Buddhis…
    - 61 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:53pm -

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

  • Adapt or Die
    Now that Buddhism has come to the West, asks David Loy, how are they changing each other?The post Adapt or Die appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:06pm -
  • Buddhism’s New Pioneers
    It’s possible that most Western Buddhists are “unaffiliated.” There is therefore no record of their activity. They practice off the books.The post Buddhism’s New Pioneers appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:04pm -
  • Yes, Buddhism is a Religion
    Buddhism shouldn’t be stereotyped as a New Age fad or reduced to a technique, says Scott Mitchell. We miss so much by not acknowledging what it is.The post Yes, Buddhism is a Religion appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • Is It All My Karma?
    When something bad happens to you, it isn’t necessarily the result of your own actions. Judy Lief offers a nuanced understanding of karma.The post Is It All My Karma? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:35pm -
  • Watch: Ethan Nichtern on “The Dharma of The Princess Bride”
    Buddhist teacher Ethan Nichtern talked with Lion's Roar about one of his favorite films—and the subject of his new book—"The Princess Bride."The post Watch: Ethan Nichtern on “The Dharma of The Princess Bride” appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:19pm -
  • Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield
    Jack Kornfield talks to Melvin McLeod about the hopeful message in his new book: we can have joy and freedom — right here, right now.The post Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:08am -
  • You and Me — It’s All One Thing
    James Ishmael Ford finds that an ancient Zen story's wisdom speaks quite well to our confusion around questions of identity, sexuality, and gender.The post You and Me — It’s All One Thing appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 9:00am -
  • The Lion’s Roar Online Auction is underway!
    Bid in our online auction, from November 13th to November 27th, 2017.The post The Lion’s Roar Online Auction is underway! appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 2:32pm -
  • Inside the Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly
    The Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma — the first in its new journal format — is available now. Preview the magazine contents.The post Inside the Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 2:12pm -
  • A Woman of Zen
    Melissa Myozen Blacker recounts how she, as a practitioner and a teacher, has navigated a male-dominated tradition.The post A Woman of Zen appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 2:12pm -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • Appreciation Haiku

    Appreciation Haiku

    Even if still before your eyes, the unappreciated fades away, as it remains continually missed.
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 12:09pm -
  • Verse On Marsh

    Verse On Marsh

    若见陂泽, 当愿众生, 疾悟诸佛, 一味之法。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第69偈) If seeing a marsh,* [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, swiftly awaken to all Buddhas’ Dharma of one taste.’* – Manjusri Bodhis…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 12:08pm -
  • How To Neither Meet Nor Become Mara!

    How To Neither Meet Nor Become Mara!

    All beings need to conquer their inner Maras – including all outer Maras themselves! – Stonepeace | Books Is Mara (the evil one) immortal? Well, as Mara is a heavenly demon with much good (positive) yet abused karma, he lives long, but will s…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 12:07pm -
  • Eat Poo-Poo!

    Eat Poo-Poo!

    Welcome any tests by others with good will, but test not others with ill spirit. – Stonepeace | Books Kyabje Khunu Lama Rinpoche told His Holiness the Dalai Lama that one time, somebody was sitting meditating outside Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. Some…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 12:06pm -
  • ‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’, On The Empty Concept Of Teams

    ‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’, On The Empty Concept Of Teams

    In the stand-up comedy routine of ‘Jerry Before Seinfeld’, he told this joke – ‘This whole concept of the team [in competitive sports] – your team, my team… Really? Is It our team? Who are these guys? Where are they from? They’re not…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 12:05pm -
  • How Best To Express Filial Piety?

    How Best To Express Filial Piety?

    Question: In Buddhism, what are the best ways to express filial piety to our parents? Answer: Beyond the usual ways of taking physical care of them, in terms of offering enough clothing, food, shelter and such, which are worldly in nature and thus st…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 12:04pm -
  • Promise Haiku

    Promise Haiku

    Promise to live up to your promises without compromise.
    - 20 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 3:07pm -
  • Verse On River

    Verse On River

    若见大河, 当愿众生, 得预法流, 入佛智海。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第68偈) If seeing a great river, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, attain advancement [in] the stream of Dharma, [to] enter the Buddha’s…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 3:06pm -
  • Why Are Some Buddhists Not Monastics Here & Now?

    Why Are Some Buddhists Not Monastics Here & Now?

    Though the problems below are not all’s views, they do reflect those faced by the idealistic, who wish for nothing but the best. Problem [1]: Perfect Teacher Sought Being with idealistic hopes to find a perfect(ionistic) monastic teacher, who seems…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 3:02pm -
  • Never Have Contempt At The Contemptuous

    Never Have Contempt At The Contemptuous

    Since the mind is not physical, No one can ever destroy it. It is strongly attached to the body, And so it is harmed by physical suffering. Contempt, offensive speech, Ans unpleasant words Do not harm the body, Then why, mind, are you so angry? – E…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Oct 17, 2:53pm -

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