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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

  • newA 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  1966-1967 Advertisement…
    - 9 hours 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 4:53pm -
  • Who are you competing with?

    Who are you competing with?

    Filed under: Engaged Dharma, Humor, Meditation and Practice, Uncategorized
    - 6 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 11:18am -
  • Pure Buddhism. No Such Thing.

    Pure Buddhism. No Such Thing.

    Wayne Ren-Cheng Pure Buddhism. No such thing. Pure words of the Buddha. No such thing. How can we be certain of this? Well, if all phenomena are impermanent, changing with each moment and, Buddhism is a phenomena then its components must undergo simi…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 5:39pm -
  • WELCOMED AT TARA MANDALA, PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO

    WELCOMED AT TARA MANDALA, PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO

    During a recent trip Mary and I found ourselves in Pagosa Springs, Colorado staying at the SOCO Motel.  Chris and Krista, both friends of the owners Autumn and Colin, and now friends of ours told us of a Buddhist monastery outside of town.  They of…
    - 77 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 11:54am -
  • Reciting the Three Refuges as Intentional Practice

    Reciting the Three Refuges as Intentional Practice

    Engaging the Three Refuges by Wayne Ren-Cheng for a talk at the Buddha Center, Second Life – 030317 Across Buddhist traditions the Three Refuges (P., tritratna) is the initial step for all on the Noble Path. In the Chinese Ch’an tradition recitin…
    - 1 Mar 17, 9:54am -
  • SUPERPOWER

    SUPERPOWER

    SUPERPOWER by Wayne Ren-Cheng You have a superpower. You can’t fly like Superman or snikt out adamantium claws like Wolverine. You aren’t bulletproof like Luke Cage or as fast as the Flash . . . your superpower is much greater. It is so much grea…
    - 7 Oct 16, 4:06pm -
  • Buddhists Wear Clothes

    Buddhists Wear Clothes

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng There is a long running post titled “Buddhists Eat Meat” on this site. It has been read by hundreds and commented on by some. The comments are generally directed toward defending the commenter’s point of view and lots of talk…
    - 13 Sep 16, 1:18pm -
  • All Phenomena is Causally Conditioned . . . Even You

    All Phenomena is Causally Conditioned . . . Even You

    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Causality, co-dependent arising, the causal chain, the arising and falling away of phenomena, causal conditioning, these are all labels for the causes and effects brought about by the reality of impermanence. Due to the dynamism of…
    - 1 Jul 16, 10:46am -

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…
    - 69 days ago, 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…
    - 71 days ago, 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…
    - 72 days ago, 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,…
    - 73 days ago, 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…
    - 74 days ago, 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…
    - 75 days ago, 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…
    - 76 days ago, 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 .…
    - 78 days ago, 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…
    - 79 days ago, 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…
    - 81 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 12:05pm -

Shambhala Sunspace

  • newTreat Everyone as the Buddha
    Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche shares what a student should do when the teacher is not a good fit, or has committed serious ethics violations.The post Treat Everyone as the Buddha appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 10:11am -
  • newRecipes for an Autumn Dinner
    Edward Espe Brown serves up a recipe for the perfect Autumn Dinner, along with some memories serving food to Suzuki Roshi.The post Recipes for an Autumn Dinner appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 15 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • newHow to Feed Your Demons
    Lama Tsutrim Allione teaches you an innovative technique, based on the Tibetan Buddhist principles of "Chöd," to turn your inner demons into friends.The post How to Feed Your Demons appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 9:00am -
  • newAsk the Teachers: How do we retain passion while accepting all of life equally?
    The teachers are asked "How do we retain passion while accepting all of life with equanimity?"The post Ask the Teachers: How do we retain passion while accepting all of life equally? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 19 hours ago, 24 Sep 17, 6:00am -
  • Seasons of Awakening
    Joan Sutherland shares why we must learn to trust the ebbs and flows of awakening — agreeing to all of its seasons and tides. In our yearning for enlightenment, we might hope that it’s a state of unfluctuating perfection that solves the problem o…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • My Private Cineplex
    The writer's job, says Pico Iyer, is to watch his moods and thoughts, as captivating yet passing as the seasons, and decide which are worth sharing. The post My Private Cineplex appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:45am -
  • Why Buddhism is True
    Our editor-in-chief, Melvin McLeod, talks to evolutionary psychologist and the author of "Why Buddhism Is True," Robert Wright.The post Why Buddhism is True appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:38am -
  • Do Dishes, Rake Leaves: The Wisdom of the Ancient Homemakers
    Karen Maezen Miller on how the domestic practice of ancient Zen masters can lead us to intimate encounters with our own lives.The post Do Dishes, Rake Leaves: The Wisdom of the Ancient Homemakers appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 9:30am -
  • The Best of the Dalai Lama: Life, Quotes, Teachings, and Books
    An introduction to the life and teachings of the Dalai Lama, teacher, educator, science enthusiast, and political leader.The post The Best of the Dalai Lama: Life, Quotes, Teachings, and Books appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 2:29pm -
  • Statement: Myanmar’s Buddhist Leaders Must Take a Stand Against Ethnic Cleansing
    More than 70 Buddhist teachers and community leaders have signed a letter to Myanmar's Buddhist leaders, calling for an end to persecution.The post Statement: Myanmar’s Buddhist Leaders Must Take a Stand Against Ethnic Cleansing appeared first on…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 1:54pm -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • House Haiku

    House Haiku

    In a burning house now, quickly look for the fastest way out! (The Buddha described the Three Spheres as a burning house that we are trapped in, that threatens to collapse upon us at any time due to impending death and rebirth.)
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:05pm -
  • Verse On Flower

    Verse On Flower


    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:04pm -
  • Are You Waiting For Your ‘Guru’ To Find You?

    Are You Waiting For Your ‘Guru’ To Find You?

    当来之世,经道灭尽, 我以慈悲哀愍,特留此经 ,止住百岁。 其有众生,值斯经者,随意所愿,皆可得度。 – 释迦牟尼佛 《无量寿经》 In the world of the future, when the paths of the sutras [to enlig…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:03pm -
  • A Checklist For Bad Gurus (Spiritual Teachers)

    A Checklist For Bad Gurus (Spiritual Teachers)

    Good students appreciate  being corrected of their mistakes as they are good students. Good teachers appreciate being corrected of their mistakes as they are also good students. – Stonepeace | Books If a fresh banana leaf is wrapped around a pi…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:02pm -
  • Should Buddhists Play Matchmakers?

    Should Buddhists Play Matchmakers?

    Question: Is it alright to matchmake good friends who are good in character? Answer: It does not accord with the Bodhisattva Precepts to do matchmaking – as it helps to perpetuate Samsara by encouraging attachment. You should encourage them to lear…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:01pm -
  • Light In ‘The Darkest Hour’

    Light In ‘The Darkest Hour’

    ‘The Darkest Hour’ is really a simple science fiction flick… about invisible and thus insidious aliens, who are energy vampires. As in the case of all sudden catastrophes, be it storms, monsters or zombies, they tend to bring out the best and w…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 11:00pm -
  • Cent Haiku

    Cent Haiku

    Even zillionaires cannot carry a single cent to their next lives.
    - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 11:05pm -
  • Verse On Shade

    Verse On Shade

    见树叶茂, 当愿众生, 以定解脱, 而为荫映。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第64偈) Seeing a tree’s leaves that are lush, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, with concentration [attain] liberation, and with it [atta…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 11:04pm -
  • Why You Should Master The Pure Land Teachings Now

    Why You Should Master The Pure Land Teachings Now

    若有众生, 闻是说者, 应当发愿, 生彼国土。 – 阿弥陀经 (释迦牟尼佛) If there are [sentient] beings who hear this [teaching], they should vow [aspire] to be born in that [Pure] Land. – Amitā[bha] Sūtra (Śākyamu…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 11:03pm -
  • We Are All Passing Travellers

    We Are All Passing Travellers

    As we merely passing by here, what matters is what we leave behind – in terms of our words and deeds. – Stonepeace | Books Master Han Shan was one of the four great masters of the late Ming dynasty. Once, while travelling, he lost his way and…
    - 19 days ago, 5 Sep 17, 11:02pm -

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