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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

  • The Path of Being Human
    Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Buddhadharma editor Tynette Deveaux explores the practice of eating. Sign up here to receive the Weekend Reader in your inbox. This week I stood at the fresh…
    - 1 day ago, 24 May 19, 8:00pm -
  • Meditation is the Key to Knowing Yourself
    Meditation practice awakens our trust that the wisdom and compassion that we need are already within us.The post Meditation is the Key to Knowing Yourself appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:24pm -
  • Yoga for When You Don’t Want to Do Yoga
    It can be hard to do things you know are good for you. In this 2001 instruction from the Lion’s Roar archive, Cyndi Lee offers advice and a sequence of yoga poses for pushing through your own resistance.The post Yoga for When You Don’t Want to D…
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 11:01am -
  • Dismantling the Master’s House
    Thanissara presents an honest discussion of internalized racism and how seeing it clearly transforms sanghas.The post Dismantling the Master’s House appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 19, 9:54am -
  • Meditation app by and for People of Color launches on the app store
    Liberate Meditation features a collection of talks and guided meditations from Buddhist teachers of color.The post Meditation app by and for People of Color launches on the app store appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 2:59pm -
  • For the Children We’ve Lost
    Wounded by her work with abused children, pediatrician and Zen teacher Jan Chozen Bays found healing in a special ceremony invoking Jizo Bodhisattva. The post For the Children We’ve Lost appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 1:12pm -
  • How You Can Support a Victim of Clergy Sexual Misconduct
    Lama Willa Miller offers suggestions on how to support a survivor of sexual misconduct by a Buddhist teacher.The post How You Can Support a Victim of Clergy Sexual Misconduct appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 19, 7:07pm -
  • The Sunlight of Awareness
    Shine the warm light of awareness on your thoughts and feelings, says Thich Nhat Hanh.The post The Sunlight of Awareness appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 6 days ago, 20 May 19, 10:00am -
  • Friends, Not Food
    When the Buddha taught us to abstain from taking life, he didn’t make an exception for animals we like to eat. While many Buddhists eat meat, Bob Isaacson of Dharma Voices for Animals argues they shouldn’t.The post Friends, Not Food appeared fi…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 19, 9:39am -
  • Look Up
    Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com's Lilly Greenblatt looks at the inspiring sky above us.The post Look Up appeared first on Lion's Roar.
    - 8 days ago, 17 May 19, 8:01pm -

The Daily Enlightenment

  • Who Are You Behind That Mask? (‘Hema Hema’s Dharma Drama On Karma)

    Who Are You Behind That Mask? (‘Hema Hema’s Dharma Drama On Karma)

    What if there is an secret camp of sorts, amidst the mountains, where for a fortnight, all don masks to hide their true identities, and are free to do whatever they wish? There, almost anything goes, though there are some basic rules to ensure ther…
    - 2 days ago, 23 May 19, 11:24am -
  • Consideration Haiku

    Consideration Haiku

    Consider the critic,* Consider the criticism,* Consider the criticised.* *for credibility and truthfulness
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 9:05am -
  • Woe & Bliss

    Woe & Bliss

    Those who imagine evil where there is none, and do not see evil where it is — upholding false views, they go to states of woe. Those who discern the wrong as wrong and the right as right — upholding right views, they go to realms of bliss. – Th…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 9:04am -
  • ‘The Song Of Patience By Hánshān & Shídé’ As Sung By The Bodhisattvas Mañjuśrī, Samantabhadra & Maitreya 文殊、普贤与弥勒菩萨所唱的《寒山拾得忍耐歌》

    ‘The Song Of Patience By Hánshān & Shídé’ As Sung By The Bodhisattvas Mañjuśrī, Samantabhadra & Maitreya 文殊、普贤与弥勒菩萨所唱的《寒山拾得忍耐歌》

    The following is a beloved classic teaching on patience (忍辱), called ‘Hánshān Asks Shídé’《寒山问拾得》or ‘Hánshān’s [And] Shídé’s Patience Song’《寒山拾得忍耐歌》, with notes on its meaning. 稽首文殊,寒…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 9:03am -
  • Two Kinds Of Lion’s Roar

    Two Kinds Of Lion’s Roar

    Truths are only surprising to those used to non-truths. – Shilashanti Two of the most important scriptures in the Pali canon are the Great Discourse on the Lion’s Roar (Maha-sihanada Sutta) and the Short Discourse on the Lion’s Roar (Cula-sihan…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 9:02am -
  • How Should We Handle Bad ‘Buddhist’ Examples?

    How Should We Handle Bad ‘Buddhist’ Examples?

    Question: It is unfortunate that there are some persons, who like to tell others that they are staunch ‘Buddhists’, when their behaviour is far from good. What should we do? Answer: The truth is that there are bad examples in every religion. T…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 9:01am -
  • Not ‘Possessed’ Of Enough Compassion & Wisdom

    Not ‘Possessed’ Of Enough Compassion & Wisdom

    Featured in the middle of season 1 of ‘Possessed’, are some dialogues that a fictitious ‘monk’ has. Try to spot the Dharma mistakes… The senior monk asks a few young child monks who returned to the Korean monastery if they had a good time,…
    - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 9:00am -
  • Morality Haiku

    Morality Haiku

    Morality is doing what should be done, not what should not be done.
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 9:05am -
  • What Is ‘New’ This Year?

    What Is ‘New’ This Year?

    所谓新者何, 亦如常人贴新春联、 着新衣等以为新乎?… 所谓新者, 乃是改过自新也。 – 弘一大师 What is that so-called ‘new’? Is it also like ordinary persons’ pasting of new spring couplets, wearing new…
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 9:04am -
  • How Bodhisattvas Should Always Practise Repentance 菩萨应当如何常修忏悔

    How Bodhisattvas Should Always Practise Repentance 菩萨应当如何常修忏悔

    忏悔文 (1) 我昔所造诸恶业, 皆由无始贪嗔痴, 从身语意之所生, 一切我今皆忏悔。 – 普贤菩萨 《华严经: 普贤行愿品》 Verse For Repentance (1) Of all my past created evil karma, all by beginningless greed…
    - 18 days ago, 8 May 19, 9:03am -

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