Lion's Roar http://www.lionsroar.com Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:32:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Dharma makes a difference for prisoners http://www.lionsroar.com/dharma-makes-a-difference-for-prisoners/ http://www.lionsroar.com/dharma-makes-a-difference-for-prisoners/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:59:54 +0000 http://www.lionsroar.com/?p=72984 We've just packed up and sent out our second annual collection of copies of Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma, as well as some select Buddhist books to the Los Angeles County penal system.

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Making the Buddha’s Perfections our Own http://www.lionsroar.com/making-the-buddhas-perfections-our-own/ http://www.lionsroar.com/making-the-buddhas-perfections-our-own/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:08:03 +0000 http://www.lionsroar.com/?p=72478 As a young child, I loved to play with “magic seeds.” I’d drop them into a glass of water, and they would suddenly swell into huge and exotic paper flowers.

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Allen Ginsberg the spy? http://www.lionsroar.com/allen-ginsberg-the-spy/ http://www.lionsroar.com/allen-ginsberg-the-spy/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2015 22:56:29 +0000 http://www.lionsroar.com/?p=73023 In 1963, Vietnamese Buddhists accused Allen Ginsberg of espionage. "He said he was a poet and a little crazy and that he liked Buddhists," a spokesman of the group told reporters.

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Share Your Wisdom: Buddhism & Your Life http://www.lionsroar.com/share-your-wisdom-buddhism-your-life/ http://www.lionsroar.com/share-your-wisdom-buddhism-your-life/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:27:26 +0000 http://www.lionsroar.com/?p=73021 We asked Shambhala Sun and LionsRoar.com readers to answer this question: What is the best thing Buddhism has done for your life? Here are your answers.

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That’s Not Very Buddhist of You http://www.lionsroar.com/thats-buddhist/ http://www.lionsroar.com/thats-buddhist/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:52:09 +0000 http://www.lionsroar.com/?p=70805 Have you ever had that accusation thrown in your face? Brad Warner has, and it’s made him think about what it really means to act like a Buddhist.

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The Sunlight of Awareness http://www.lionsroar.com/sunlight-awareness/ http://www.lionsroar.com/sunlight-awareness/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:14:51 +0000 http://www.lionsroar.com/?p=70640 Shine the warm light of awareness on your thoughts and feelings, says Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Over and Over Again http://www.lionsroar.com/over-and-over-again/ http://www.lionsroar.com/over-and-over-again/#respond Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:00:48 +0000 http://www.lionsroar.com/?p=70739 According to Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, to be enlightened is to be free of obsessions. Given that I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, I usually feel very far from that ideal.

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Meet a Teacher: Jack Kornfield http://www.lionsroar.com/meet-a-teacher-jack-kornfield/ http://www.lionsroar.com/meet-a-teacher-jack-kornfield/#respond Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:42:14 +0000 http://www.lionsroar.com/?p=73004 My twin brother and I were born at a Marine base in North Carolina on July 16, 1945—the same day as the first atomic bomb explosion in Alamogordo.

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A Bodhicitta Practice http://www.lionsroar.com/a-bodhicitta-practice/ http://www.lionsroar.com/a-bodhicitta-practice/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:00:00 +0000 http://www.lionsroar.com/a-bodhicitta-practice/ Pema Chödrön offers a bodhicitta practice for generating love and compassion for all human beings.

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A typical day in Old Delhi http://www.lionsroar.com/a-typical-day-in-old-delhi/ http://www.lionsroar.com/a-typical-day-in-old-delhi/#respond Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:36:20 +0000 http://www.lionsroar.com/?p=72994 I first went there in 1980, and thirty-five years later Old Delhi remains my favorite tourist place in the world.

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