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The Zen of Retirement Living
HAD SOMEONE TOLD Susan O’Connell, when she started her Zen journey over thirty years ago, that one day the San Francisco Zen Center would be a partner in a retirement community, she would have politely questioned their sanity. And yet today that very
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“WHICH WAY TO Seto Gumba?” my taxi driver calls out the window every few minutes. Amid the morning cacophony of honking horns, construction buzz, and the grating of metal shop gates being pushed open for business, we wind our way up the narrow, snaki
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Teachings From The Mindfulness Experts
VEN. BHIKKHU BODHI unpacks the Buddha’s original mindfulness manual. THE BUDDHA’S MOST DETAILED teaching on the practice of mindfulness is found in the famed Satipatthana Sutta, “The Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness.” The Buddha opens this
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Why Mindfulnss Isn’t Enough
THE MODERN MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT has swept through international culture, and, like many Buddhists, I have felt intrigued and pleased about this. Mindfulness is, as the Buddha said, a way to happiness. It puts the responsibility for our mental state r
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How Mindfulness Leads to Enlightenment
MINDFULNESS IS A BASIC CAPABILITY of mind, and it is practiced for many different reasons, both spiritual and secular. Buddhism uses mindfulness in a unique and powerful way—to develop wisdom. This combination of mindfulness and insight is the basic
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CALM In The Midst Of CHAOS
HOW DO WE NAVIGATE the overall unruliness of life, so filled as it is with urgencies—tasks left undone, friends who need help, health problems, financial pressures, family crises, community crises, world crises? How do we sustain ourselves, our sanit
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Our March online summit, In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh drew nearly 100,000 viewers. And now we're thrilled to invite you all to our next summit, from October 22 to 28. This historic global event celebrates the life and teachings of one of the w
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The STAR of the PLATE
JOURNALISM IS A TOUGH PROFESSION. At this very minute, there are reporters out there who are risking their lives in war zones to report the news. Meanwhile, my assignment is to eat lunch at one of the best dining establishments on the planet. I screw
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His Journey That Changed The World
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BECAUSE MY ROLE at Lion’s Roar Foundation is connected to managing finances and general operations, I wasn’t able to adhere to a total “stay at home” life in the early days of the pandemic. Carefully, with a bit of trepidation, I would head into the
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What Do The Buddha’s Names Mean?
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Healing America’s Racial Karma
IT STARTED BEFORE I was born. It began before you were born, too, this turning wheel of racialized consciousness. Its tracks are evident across the face of time and the threads of human connection. Let us propose this is not an intractable condition
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The Four Noble Truths
In these uncharted days of Covid-19, it seems appropriate to consider the metaphor of the Buddha as physician. As a physician of the human condition, the Buddha provided us with a diagnosis of our suffering (the first noble truth) and an etiology, or
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Big Love
This book reminds me of the early times… Somehow this book really connects the early 1970’s and the 21st century, and shows us how, due to this dedication and devotion to the spiritual path, to the lineage, to Lama Yeshe and to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, on
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The Progressive Buddha
In the Indian context of his time, the Buddha was quite radical. Rejecting Indian caste hierarchies, denying priestly authority, and transgressing gender norms by allowing women to enter monastic life were revolutionary acts. The Buddha’s emphasis on
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Heart Emoji
I WAS SITTING AT the cluttered desk in my home office teaching an online class on my laptop when a text from my friend Annie popped up on my phone. “Can you give me a call this morning? It’s important,” it said. Annie was a longtime friend, and I exp
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Lots Of Buddhas
In Sanskrit, the word buddha can mean “awakened,” “expanded,” and “understood.” It was the title bestowed on an itinerant teacher about whom little is known, apart from the teachings that have been attributed to him. The Buddha first appears in the r
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Life Lessons From The Poker Table
ANDREA MILLER: In your new book, The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win, you share lessons from high level poker about luck and decision making. Why don’t more people embrace the idea that our lives are greatly dete
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Symbols Of Enlightenment
With the earth touching gesture (bhumisparsha mudra), also known as the earth witness mudra, the Buddha calls on the earth to witness his enlightenment. By touching the ground, he expresses his deep connection to the earth, where he and his dharma fu
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What’s Your Favorite TV Show That You Feel Has A Buddhist Message?
Call the Midwife shows the Buddhist message of compassion. It’s beautiful, very real, feminine, and full of love—the loving-kindness type of love. —M. Lorena Lepe, Santiago, Chile Madame Secretary, because it is about standing against injustice. The
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Lion’s Roar Buddhist Directory
DHARMA REALM BUDDHIST UNIVERSITY 4951 Bodhi Way, Ukiah, CA 95482. (707) 621-7000, info@drbu.edu, www.drbu.edu • Dharma Realm Buddhist University (DRBU) is an accredited university in northern California dedicated to liberal education in the broad Bud
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The Healing Power Of Pop Star Goddesses
ON ITS SURFACE, the term pop star goddess tends to conjure the image of an objectified woman valued primarily for her looks and sexuality who churns out disposable music, is admired by millions for her material success, and is known mainly for her ta
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What Does It Mean To Be Free?
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE FREE? I found myself returning again and again to this question while reading two books out this fall. One is about and one is by Jarvis Jay Masters, a death row inmate who found his path to freedom through Buddhist practice.
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Angel’s Epiphany
WHEN OUR SESSION BEGINS, even through our computer screens I can see Angel’s excitement. She’s grinning, anxious to get through the therapeutic preliminaries. “I’ve had an epiphany!” she announces. The religious cast of the word gives me pause. A mon
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Mothers’ Love
As a mother, my heart was ripped open when I heard that George Floyd was calling for his mama as he lay begging to breathe, dying in the street. His mama couldn’t come running—she had died two years before. So mamas of all races and ethnicities, mama
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What Do We Take Refuge In?
When I was twelve, I rediscovered my body. I slowly learned that while it did not always feel better immediately, spending time outside offered a deeper kind of wellbeing than playing video games. There was something trustworthy in movement, the wood
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Love Is Not All We Need
IT starts with love. Pretty much everything that’s good and decent in us—generosity, kindness, connection, respect, morality, openness, responsibility—is a form of love. It’s almost a tautology: what is love is good; what is good is love. But love is
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