Sunday, December 4, 2022

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The dharma can help people wake up to the truth of their substance abuse and find a way to get — and stay — sober. We present four true stories of recovery. Photo by Ben Vaughn. The End of Suffering Valerie Mason-John...

You Are Already a Buddha

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In this, the first of a four-part series on tantra, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche presents the three stages of meditation. Meditation, he says, is the process of recognizing your buddhanature, then nurturing that recognition. In the Nyingma school of tantric Buddhism,...
The cause of our global suffering is forgetting that we belong to one another and to the earth. Tara Brach recommends four practices to nourish a sense of collective belonging. The Ranch Fire was part of a complex of wildfires...
Novels, fables, and plays—they’re stories that are made up, yet they often express deep truths. Five writers and thinkers explore the spiritual teachings they’ve found in fiction. Photo by Megumi Yoshida There She Was Emily France on Mrs. Dalloway. Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs....

Yes, Never, Sometimes?

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Buddhism doesn’t have just one thing to say about consuming alcohol and other intoxicants. In time for party season, we look at the surprising diversity of Buddhist views. The post Yes, Never, Sometimes? appeared first on Lions Roar. Source link
Arepas have been eaten in South America since pre-Columbian times. For Mariana Restrepo, they’re a reminder of all the hands that have fed and shaped her. Photo by Isabel Byfield / Tastyaz.com My family doesn’t have any heirloom recipes passed down...
Qalvy Grainzvolt gets personal with the Lion’s Roar readership. In 1977, I was born in an old Manhattan apartment… literally. I was not born in a hospital. My father, a Bronx native, was a public-school teacher. My mother, originally from Japan,...
Joan Stamm on how the Japanese art of flower arranging taught her to appreciate her mother — and the seeds she planted in Stamm’s heart. Photo © Juno / Stocksy United Saicho, the founder of Tendai Buddhism in Japan, once said,...
Publisher Ben Moore introduces the January 2022 issue of Lion’s Roar. Photo by Mario Doblemann. We don’t have to look very far to see hurt in the world. As if the underlying uncertainty, anxiety, and trauma in our own lives were...
Photographer Chris Rainier has spent decades seeking out spiritual landscapes and religious sites on all seven continents. He’s come to understand what sacred really means. At Swayambhunath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, the stupa is adorned with eyes. A Nepali symbol...