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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

  • Pebbles and Ghee: Realities of Karma
    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Talk given at Buddha Center, Second Life, 011918   The law of nature is the dharma in action; it is karma. It is a reality that once an action is taken the karmic consequences happen. How to view this appropriately is the subject…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Jan 18, 9:04am -
  • Appropriate Speech: Right for All Worlds
    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Appropriate speech, along with action and livelihood, is the path of moral discipline (sila) one walks on the Eightfold Path. Together they make up the visible components of a practice committed to the promotion of human flourishi…
    - 6 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 10:55am -
  • Amy Pond, Doctor Who, and the Buddha.

    Amy Pond, Doctor Who, and the Buddha.

    Amy:  What did he say? Doctor:  The dharma is bigger on the inside too.
    - 8 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 11:13am -
  • The Eightfold Path: Willingness and Experience
    by Wayne Ren-Cheng With the Four Ennobling Truths, Siddhartha set the groundwork for all Buddhists who would follow his teachings. In pragmatic Buddhism we use ennobling rather than the traditional translation of noble because like fertile ground the…
    - 9 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 12:12pm -
  • MAYBE THE 8.5 FOLD PATH? A FUTURE JATAKA TALE
    MAYBE THE 8.5 FOLD PATH? The Eightfold Path is the way to alleviation of suffering that has been part of Buddhist practice for a long, long time. Three of those pathways lead to ethical character and moral action: right speech, right action, right li…
    - 18 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 7:03pm -
  • The Ideal Meets the Real: Buddhism and Reality
    by Wayne Ren-Cheng Buddhist philosophy and practice is packed with high ideals. Generosity of spirit and ‘cease to do harm’; compassion is non-negotiable, mindfulness, serenity arising from meditation, Nirvana, bodhisattvas, co-dependent arising,…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Dec 17, 8:21am -
  • THREE CHARACTERISTICS OF EXISTENCE: PRACTICE
    THREE CHARACTERISTICS OF EXISTENCE: PRACTICE In Buddhist philosophy there are Three Characteristics of Existence realized by the Buddha. These characteristics arise from the realities of causality and causally conditioned phenomena, and fall away due…
    - 37 days ago, 15 Dec 17, 10:39am -
  • 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…
    - 81 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 5:12pm -
  • 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…
    - 88 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 12:02pm -
  • 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…
    - 91 days ago, 22 Oct 17, 4:30pm -

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

  • First-of-its-kind nuns’ training to take place in Washington State
    Living Vinaya in the West is the first training program offered in the U.S. for Western nuns with English translations and resources.The post First-of-its-kind nuns’ training to take place in Washington State appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 3:18pm -
  • Ireland’s first Tibetan Buddhist temple to open in 2019
    Ireland’s first Tibetan Buddhist temple will open in 2019 in rural West Cork at an estimated total cost of €3.5 million.The post Ireland’s first Tibetan Buddhist temple to open in 2019 appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 3:07pm -
  • The Dharma of Distraction
    It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.The post The Dharma of Distraction appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:30pm -
  • You Can’t Fail at Meditation
    Dan Harris gets the inside story on mindfulness and compassion from Buddhist teachers Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, and Mark Epstein.The post You Can’t Fail at Meditation appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:20pm -
  • How to Meditate Every Day — Even if You Would Rather Be Thrown into a Shark-Infested Ocean
    Diane Winston sympathizes with those who struggle to sit every day, and gives ten suggestions for having a regular daily practice.The post How to Meditate Every Day — Even if You Would Rather Be Thrown into a Shark-Infested Ocean appeared first o…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:10pm -
  • Building Your Mental Muscles
    Meditators and musclemen don’t seem to have much in common, but Thanissaro Bhikku says meditators can learn a lot from strength training.The post Building Your Mental Muscles appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • Are We Really Meditating?
    Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel examines common misconceptions about Buddhist practice that can derail even the most seasoned practitioners.The post Are We Really Meditating? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 11:13am -
  • Two Tricks for Would-Be Meditators
    I’ve carved out time and space in my home for meditation. But, I still find it so easy to avoid it! Are there any tricks that can help?The post Two Tricks for Would-Be Meditators appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Jan 18, 10:49am -
  • What is the Meaning of the Lotus in Buddhism?
    The lotus is one of Buddhism’s most recognizable symbols of enlightenment and is important in many Buddhist traditions.The post What is the Meaning of the Lotus in Buddhism? appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 2:00pm -
  • Montecito mudslides force Buddhist retreat to evacuate
    Mudslides and floodwaters forced attendees at a meditation retreat outside the costal town of Montecito, California, to evacuate last week.The post Montecito mudslides force Buddhist retreat to evacuate appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 5 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 5:11pm -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • Waters & Motivations

    Waters & Motivations

    宁动千江水, 不动道人心。 Rather to move a thousand rivers’ waters, never move the pure motivations of practitioners of the spiritual path. – Buddhist Saying
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:40am -
  • Verse On Gardens

    Verse On Gardens

    见修园圃, 当愿众生, 五欲圃中, 耘除爱草。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第75偈) Seeing cultivation of garden plots, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, within the five desires’* garden, weed [to] eradicate attac…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:39am -
  • Why Do We Keep Practising Giving?

    Why Do We Keep Practising Giving?

    The gift of the Dharma  excels all other gifts. Delight in the Dharma  excels all delights… – The Buddha (Dhammapada, Verse 354) The clothing you give, after being worn much, gets worn out and torn.   The food and drinks you give, after being…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:38am -
  • The Sunbathing Carcass

    The Sunbathing Carcass

    Live well to die better. – Stonepeace | Books There was a (Y)outh leaning against a tree. He was ragged and depressed, yawning dispiritedly. A Chan (Chinese Zen) (M)aster came by… M: Young man, the weather’s so good. Why aren’t you working…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:25am -
  • How To Convince Karma Exists?

    How To Convince Karma Exists?

    Question: How do I convince someone that there is the cause and effect of karma?  Answer: This is a question you can ask… If he/she does not believe in cause and effect, why does he/she not rob in broad daylight? Obviously, this is because su…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:19am -
  • ‘Alien: Covenant’ Between Nature & Nurture?

    ‘Alien: Covenant’ Between Nature & Nurture?

    This prequel instalment of the Alien series shows the ‘historical’ interconnections – of humans who created and ‘nurtured’ A.I. (Artificial Intelligence), who in turn tampered with nature’s monsters and ‘nurtured’ them, who in turn cl…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 1:12am -
  • Project Rebirth: Rediscover, Reflect, Recharge (Round 12)

    Project Rebirth: Rediscover, Reflect, Recharge (Round 12)

    Click HERE To Register Feedback From Previous Rounds: Dear Teacher Shi’an, your interesting talks on Project Rebirth is coming to an end. We have benefited and learnt much from you… I am humbled by attending your Dharma lessons… Attending your…
    - 16 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 10:12am -
  • Offering Haiku

    Offering Haiku

    He just ‘offered’ food to ‘all’ beings, but got mad at a rat looking for scraps.
    - 25 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 2:20am -
  • Verse On Waters

    Verse On Waters

    若见流水, 当愿众生, 得善意欲, 洗除惑垢。 – 文殊菩萨 (华严经: 净行品: 第74偈) If seeing flowing waters, [reflect that] ‘May sentient beings, attain good intentional desires, [to] wash [away] confusions’ defilem…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 2:06am -
  • How About Being A More Buddhist Stoic?

    How About Being A More Buddhist Stoic?

    We must make the best of those things  that are in our power, and take the rest as nature gives it. – Epictetus (Discourses, I.I) Cicero, who was sympathetic to Stoicism, once gave the analogy of a most conscientious archer. For shooting well when…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 2:03am -

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