January 28

Through being, attached to living beings I am completely obscured from the perfect reality, My disillusion (with cyclic existence) perishes And in the end I am tortured by sorrow. By thinking only of them, This life will pass without any meaning. (Furthermore) impermanent friends and relatives Will even destroy the Dharma (which leads to) permanent…

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Lam Rim Year: Day 27 & 28

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How do you know what you feel is compassion ?

I have been wondering this for a long time. What prompted this question was a conversation with my friend. We saw the film “Babe” together, about a piglet which escapes the butcher and wins a prize at sports in the end. And we saw how cute and adorable the pig looked, and then noticed that…

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Not self and no self

“This is how he attends unwisely: ‘Was I in the past? Was I not in the past? What was I in the past? How was I in the past? Having been what, what did I become in the past? Shall I be in the future? Shall I not be in the future? What shall I…

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Why is Buddhism Essential?

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I want out

I can’t see the world other than a cruel place. To be alive means to have contributed to other lives’ suffering wether it be human or animal lives. Everything is truly fucked up and it feels like no one bats an eye. Human trafficking, hunger, wars, climate change, racism, homophobia, mafia and cartels. To be…

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Looking for a sutta on practicing regardless of the environment

Hi, There is a sutta where it says that one can practice regardless of the environment. It critizes those who idealize and romaticize living isolated in a cave alone. Thanks! Cc: /u/Potentpalipotables submitted by /u/BronzeFurnitures [link] [comments]Read More

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Buddhism and Chronic Lower Back Pain

I wrote this as a comment in another thread. I thought it might perhaps warrant its own thread. I also thought that there might be someone else who had this affliction who might want find benefit. I had two herniated discs in my lower back, one of the times a dr. suggested an MRI, and…

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Content that monks recite when receiving alms?

Hi, Could anyone please help to point me to the content in Pali (maybe sutta?) that monks recite while they receive alms (for example food, clothes, medicine,…)? Does this content vary case by case or it is normally just the same every time they receive alms? Thank you a lot. 3 posts – 3 participants…

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The IMS lineage program launches

There’s interest/concern among Forum members in the manner in which a “Western Buddhist Tradition” is developing. The Insight Meditation Society seems to be reflexively sharing in this. They have just given notice of a new offering. IMS Online Learning Center The IMS Lineage Project: Dipa Ma March 16, 23 & 30, 2022 “The IMS Lineage…

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