Buddhism

2019 May 10

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche at the Brattle Theatre

(All day)

Location: 

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Havard Book Store welcomes Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche—leader of the Tergar Meditation Community and bestselling author of The Joy of Living—for a discussion of his new memoir, IN LOVE WITH THE WORLD: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying. He will be joined in conversation by guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center and author Narayan Helen Liebenson.... Read more about Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche at the Brattle Theatre
2019 Apr 19

Full Moon Practices: A Multifaith Exploration

(All day)

Location: 

3 The Green, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Join Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Priya Sraman and Muslim Chaplain Celene Ibrahim for a conversation and exploration of full moon practices in Islamic and Buddhist traditions. Do you have a spiritual or cultural practice that is connected with the full moon or with the moon more generally? Are you curious to hear how people of different backgrounds find meaning in the symbolism of the moon? Join us! All are welcome. A light dinner will be provided. This event is hosted by Tufts University and takes place at Goddard Chape
2017 Aug 25

Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine

(All day)

Location: 

91 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02141, USA
As Buddhadharma continues to develop in this country, our sanghas are faced with real concerns around how many of our traditions have emerged from Asian root cultures tinged with unaddressed hierarchy and power structures that are detrimental to our spiritual communities. These essentially patriarchal structures usually go unaddressed as they mix with our own cultures of patriarchy, often deeply harming our communities. We wonder what the toll of patriarchy has been on the lives not only of women, but of men as well. How does patriarchy obstruct the expression of a sacred masculine identity?... Read more about Undoing Patriarchy and Unveiling the Sacred Masculine

#NamaSlay, Or How Black Women Are Using Trap Yoga as a Mode of Spiritual Resistance | Religion Dispatches

July 18, 2017
As rapper Future mumbled over the speakers, I exhaled and crouched down for a very shaky approximation of a warrior pose. This was my first trap yoga class, and I was determined not to look like the novice I was. Studio 262 is a recent addition to South Los Angeles. Blocks away from the University of Southern California, the new space is becoming a hub for students as well as locals. Among their many class offerings, the one that caught my eye was trap yoga. Trap yoga involves doing vinyasa flows to the beat of trap music, a bass-filled, gritty... Read more about #NamaSlay, Or How Black Women Are Using Trap Yoga as a Mode of Spiritual Resistance | Religion Dispatches

My Body, My Life - Lion's Roar

June 20, 2017
For me, practicing mindfulness is about showing up in the best way possible in my body and in my life. As an authorized lama in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, I am trained in Mahamudra, a system of meditation and philosophy that is concerned with revealing the true nature of mind and phenomena. Mahamudra emphasizes calm abiding (shamatha) and insight (vipashyana) meditation. Calm abiding is learning to allow the mind to be as thoughts, emotions, and perceptions flow in and out. Insight is the practice of discerning what the mind is by exploring and analyzing phenomena... Read more about My Body, My Life - Lion's Roar

The Japanese Festival of the Dead: Obon - World Religion News

July 15, 2016
Rituals and traditions of the Buddhist Obon Festival. Obon or Bon is the Japanese festival celebrated to honor the dead and spirits of their ancestors. It is the equivalent of the Western or Christian’s All Soul’s Day except that Obon is a 3 day celebration and is marked by numerous religious and festive activities. Based on tradition, the festivity falls on the 13th to 15th day of the lunar calendar (August 13-15) but other regions, particularly those using the modern Gregorian calendar like Tokyo, will observe Obon on July 13-15. Though it’s not an official national holiday,...
Read more about The Japanese Festival of the Dead: Obon - World Religion News

The Dalai Lama: Why I’m hopeful about the world’s future - The Washington Post

June 17, 2016
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet. Since 1959, he has lived in exile in Dharamsala in northern India. Almost six decades have passed since I left my homeland, Tibet, and became a refugee. Thanks to the kindness of the government and people of India, we Tibetans found a second home where we could live in dignity and freedom, able to keep our language, culture and Buddhist traditions alive.

Source: ...

Read more about The Dalai Lama: Why I’m hopeful about the world’s future - The Washington Post

Japan | Kosanji Temple combines the greatest hits of Japanese Buddhist architecture

June 10, 2016
Are you ever stuck for Mother's Day gift ideas? Why not build her a temple? That's what Japanese businessman Kozo Kanemoto did. When his mother died in 1934, Kanemoto, who had a successful steel-pipe business in Osaka, gave up his job, grew his hair and became a Buddhist priest, renaming himself Koso Kosanji. Two years later, he founded a temple in his mother's honour and devoted the next 30 years to its construction.

Source: Japan | Kosanji Temple combines the greatest hits of Japanese Buddhist...

Read more about Japan | Kosanji Temple combines the greatest hits of Japanese Buddhist architecture

Pages