The Lion's Roar celebrates the spirit of wakefulness wherever it appears - in the arts, relationships, politics, livelihood, popular culture, and all the challenges of modern life. It offers a Buddhist view for people of all spiritual traditions who are open, inquisitive, passionate and committed.
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HE GAVE ME THE BEST ADVICE
“I MISS THE SKY” • Corresponding with prisoners, KATHERINE JAMIESON has come to appreciate her own freedom.
NO SELF, NO OPPONENT • Are martial arts incompatible or in harmony with Zen? That depends, says SOM POURFARZANEH.
WHAT UNIFIES ALL TRUE BUDDHIST TRADITIONS?
LOVE THY HAIRCUTTER? • After an infuriating trim, RENSHIN BUNCE realizes meditation isn’t helping her overcome anger—or is it?
TEARS BECOME RAIN • How do we transform suffering into happiness? BONNIE NADZAM surveys new books that are helping to show the way.
DR. ANOUK AIMÉE SHAMBROOK
ON THE SPECTRUM, ON THE PATH • Meditation can help with navigating challenges, cultivating calm, and connecting with others. Four Buddhists with autism on how the practice has changed their lives.
THROUGH THE DIGITAL VEIL • Can virtual reality deepen contemplative practice? ROSS NERVIG dons a headset and explores the promise and peril of mesmerizing worldscapes.
Clarity & Calm • In this exclusive interview, MINGYUR RINPOCHE tells Lion’s Roar’s Andrea Miller how he learned to befriend his anxiety. We all have an innate well-being, he says. And we can all experience it.
Your Enlightened Nature • The essence of mind is empty, luminous awareness. MINGYUR RINPOCHE on the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Dzogchen.
How to Experience the True Nature of Mind
THE ZEN OF JANE HIRSHFIELD • When we live in the liminal state, the place of listening, of not-knowing, then everything draws near to us, becomes kin. NOELLE OXENHANDLER on the words and wordlessness of the renowned American poet Jane Hirshfield.
FORM IS EMPTINESS & EMPTINESS IS FORM • The Heart Sutra is a pithy, powerful text. If you understand it, says VEN. GUAN CHENG, you understand the Buddha’s teachings.