If you love philosophical discussions this is one of the best. “Buddhism, of course, is not primarily a philosophy or description of reality. It is a pragmatic path whose goal is to lessen suffering and increase happiness. Where does Buddhist practice fit into this?”
Melvin McLeod: Your new book, Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment, is getting more mainstream attention than any other Buddhist-oriented book I can think of. Were you consciously trying to reach people who would normally turn their nose up at a book about Buddhism?
Our editor-in-chief, Melvin McLeod, talks to evolutionary psychologist and the author of “Why Buddhism Is True,” Robert Wright.
Source: Why Buddhism is True – Lion’s Roar
There’s proof that mindfulness is good for us! Have a read:
Researchers at the Hong Kong’s Center for Buddhist Studies have published findings that point to a connection between the heart and the mind.
“Activities of the brain and heart became more coordinated during MBSR training,” reported the authors. “Mindfulness training may increase the entrainment between mind and body.”
Source: Buddhist researchers seek to reveal link between heart, mind – Lion’s Roar
I found this meditation tool in an email from Jane Friedman. I tried it and LOVED it. I think you will too. Short, sweet, and to the point! ❤
A 60-second meditation tool to clear your mind
Thich Nhat Hanh’s fourteen precepts of engaged Buddhism, with an introduction by Fred Eppsteiner.
Source: The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism – Lion’s Roar
An excellent discussion of The Buddha, and Budhisism in general. ❤
What is a Buddha, and what do we really know about the Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha who really lived 2,600 years ago?
Source: Who Was the Buddha? – Lion’s Roar
What an amazing meditation. I am going to try this for sure! ❤
Valerie Mason-John shares a meditation for cultivating a positive relationship with yourself, and, by extension, the world.
Source: A Practice for Developing Kindness toward Yourself – Lion’s Roar
Words of wisdom to help us maneuver through today’s toxic world. ❤
“According to Buddhism, aggression is one of the “three poisons” that drive our suffering. Even a brief moment of reflection on our own lives, our society, and human history will confirm that aggression is the greatest cause of destruction and suffering.
As with the other two poisons—ignorance and passion—what defines aggression is ego. Aggression is the energy of anger in the service of all we define as “self,” ready to attack anyone and anything we deem a threat. But when anger is released from its service to ego, it ceases to be aggression and simply becomes energy. The pure energy of anger has wisdom and power. It can even be enlightened.”
Source: The Wisdom of Anger – Lion’s Roar
Another thing to be mindful about – photography and your connection to the subject matter. ❤
Contemplative photography is about more than taking pictures, says Andy Karr. It’s about fully connecting with the visual richness of our lives.
Source: How to Practice Contemplative Photography – Lion’s Roar
I have a Kwan Yin statue identical to this one. A great article. ❤
Kwan Yin is the protector of women, children, sailors, fishermen, anyone in trouble, and the sick, disabled, and poor. Some Buddhist schools present her as male and female interchangeably.
One of Buddhism’s most beloved bodhisattvas, and the embodiment of compassion, Kwan Yin is known as “she who hears the cries of the world.”
Source: Who are Kwan Yin, Avalokiteshvara, Kannon, and Quan Am? – Lion’s Roar