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How Sharon Salzberg Found Real Happiness - Lion's Roar

Facing her suffering head-on has made Sharon Salzberg one of today’s most relatable Buddhist teachers. Lindsay Kyte talks to Salzberg about her …

The Buddha in Obama’s pocket

A small Buddha statuette, given to him by a monk, is often found on Barack Obama's person.The post The Buddha in Obama’s pocket appeared first on …

Zen no more: Japan shuns its Buddhist traditions as temples close

More than one in three temples are expected to close over the next 25 years as religion faces an ‘existential crisis’<p>Perched on a hilltop and surrounded by mountain forests ablaze in autumn reds and yellows, Kaigenji is a picture postcard image of old Japan. The stone steps leading to the entrance …

Japan

Interview With Harvard's Most Popular Professor, Michael Puett: What's So Great, or Not, About Asian Education?

Michael Puett is a professor of Chinese History in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations who was s one of five professors awarded the Harvard College Professorship for outstanding teaching.<p><b>Emanuel Pastreich</b><p>There is great admiration for the remarkable emphasis on education we find …

Steven Pinker explains how capitalism is killing war

The idea that war is on the decline — that is, that there are fewer wars today and fewer people are dying from them than ever before — is hard for a lot of people to believe (including Republican presidential candidates).<p>And yet the data makes a very compelling case that that's true:<p>Those numbers …

Political Science

Steven Pinker on Language Pragmatics

Harvard Linguist Identifies These 50 Commonly Misused Words

We highlight Harvard’s Steven Pinker’s most commonly misused words and phrases with great examples drawn from his latest bestseller.

Nutrition IQ: What to Eat for Beautiful Skin

3<p>SHARES<p>What you put into your body is as important as what you put on it. Whether you’re interested in clearing acne, preventing premature aging, or …

1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 C).<p>Add 2 Tbsp olive oil to a large saucepan over medium heat. Then add onion and garlic and a pinch of salt – …

Recipes

Video: How to Poach Eggs, the Foolproof Method (Really!)

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Wouldn't it be great if there was a poached egg method that works every time, and better yet, allows you to poach your eggs in advance, ready to be served at moment's notice?<p>I've wanted to write about poached eggs for a …

The Vegan Experience: 60 Great Vegan Recipes

GalleryThe Vegan Experience: 60 Great Vegan Recipes<p>Another year of The Vegan Experience has come to a close, but that doesn't mean the wonderful recipes have to disappear for the rest of the year. Here are all 60 of my vegan recipes from both 2012 and 2013, ranging from soups to snacks to …

8 Vegan Dinners that Moonlight as Lunches

<i>Vegan lunches can -- and should -- be a lot more interesting than bare salads or carrot sticks and hummus. New Veganism columnist Gena Hamshaw will be sharing inspiration for midday meals that stave off both hunger and boredom.</i><p><i>Today: If you're a student -- or just a busy person -- you'll want some</i> …

23 Creative Lentil Recipes That Go Way Beyond Soup

From soups to salads, here are 23 of our favorite recipes to cook with a pantry staple, lentils.<p><b>One of the most humble pantry items is also one of our favorites</b>: The lentil. From stews and soups to salads and side dishes, they're a real recipe workhorse. Grab a pot and some stock—here are our …

Savory Oatmeal Is Changing The Breakfast Game

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

5 Fall Salads You're About to Fall in Love With

<b>1. Kale, Apple & Pancetta Salad</b><p>Made with shredded kale, crisp pancetta, tart apples and pecans in a zingy maple vinaigrette, this salad just screams fall. It's wildly addictive -- even my husband, who is not much of a salad guy, cannot get enough of it. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. French Lentil Salad with Goat</b> …

The right attitude while giving

If there is a single attitude that can be held responsible for keeping you back in samsara, it would be the thought of ‘I’ and ‘Mine’. This …

Happiness

Female Monks Challenge Buddhism’s Misogynistic Tendencies

Many in the Thai state, clergy, and mainstream population are in a tizzy over one woman named Dhammananda. As a Bhikkuni, a Theravada Buddhist nun, …

In Memory of Officer Liu: What Buddhism Offers to Police and Race Relations

Photo credit: Debbie Almontaser<p>I am not a police officer. Nor am I Buddhist. But Officer Wenjian Liu was both. As we collectively grieve for his lost life and remain horrified by the murder that extinguished it, I draw some lessons and hope from his religion on ways to strengthen relationships …

George Takei: Buddhism ‘Made A Lot Of Sense For Me'

George Takei is an actor, a social media star, and a gay rights activist.<p>He’s also a longtime Buddhist whose faith has helped him get through the rough patches in his life -- like coming to terms with his sexual orientation and making sense of his Japanese family’s internment during World War …

The Future of Buddhism: Race, Money, Mindfulness and the World

The following are the top four headlines I hope to see about Buddhism in the near future:<p>1. Buddhists Lead the Way in Honest, Fearless National Conversations About Race, Inclusivity and Liberation<p>In the aftermath of Ferguson, Staten Island and Baltimore, America is having a long overdue …

5 Things Christianity Can Learn From Buddhism

<i>Could Christianity's future lie in Buddhism's past?</i> This is a possibility that's been haunting me lately, but in a good way, I think.<p>One big critique, understandably, of postmodern views on Christian spirituality is that there's too much time and energy spent deconstructing old systems and ways of …

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

Buddhism and Infant Parenting

My wife, six-year-old daughter, and I recently welcomed twin daughters into our family. They are terribly adorable and photogenic. While we are having lots of fun adjusting to the chaos of having two newborn babies in the house, it turns out that raising infant twins is a lot hard work. Who would …

This concept from Zen Buddhism will help you let go of beliefs that are holding you back

A buddhist statue. Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri<p>I played baseball for 17 years of my life. During that time, I had many different coaches and I began to notice repeating patterns among them. <br>Coaches tend to come up through a certain system. New coaches will often land their first job as an assistant …

Aung San Suu Kyi's Silence on Burma's Human-Rights Abuses Is Appalling

Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is not happy with the pace of democratic change in Burma, officially now known as Myanmar. On Wednesday, the Nobel …

Human Rights

The Secret Language of Girls on Instagram

D Dipasupil—Getty Images for Extra<p>Loic Venance—AFP/Getty Images<p>Anthony Harvey—Getty Images<p>Joe Scarnici—Getty Images<p>Jason Kempin—Getty …

Feminism

How the Cult of Early Success Is Bad for Young People

Taylor Swift is on the cover of TIME magazine this week as the new queen of the music industry. She’s been in the business for more than 11 years, …

Demographics