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.
Sharpen Your Prajna
The Lives of Others • Zen teacher NORMAN FISCHER discovers the life-changing— and society-changing—power of really knowing other people’s pain.
The Dharma of Recovery • VALERIE (VIMALASARA) MASON–JOHN, president of the Buddhist Recovery Network, promotes recovery alternatives grounded in dharma and diversity.
Donkey Dharma • MARK MEYERS brings his Buddhist practice to rescuing mistreated donkeys, who sometimes teach him the real meaning of compassion.
The Real Source of Happiness • The Buddhist teachings on the jhana states contain a secret about where positive emotions really come from. ALLEN WEISS explains.
I Couldn’t Trust My Parents’ Love • LAUREN CASALINO on how to get over the effects of insecure attachment.
A Love Supreme • Zen teacher and musician SEAN MURPHY looks at the spiritual search of jazz great John Coltrane.
What’s the most spiritual experience you’ve had while traveling or doing a pilgrimage?
Bearing Witness • Zen teacher JULES SHUZEN HARRIS teaches us a three-step practice to connect with and serve those who are suffering.
BUDDHISM BY THE NUMBERS
DHARMA FAQS • We answer your questions about Buddhism & meditation.
ROBERT AITKEN, ROSHI
Bonnie Myotai Treace, Sensei
Glimpses of Awakening • It may seem ungraspable and unattainable, but enlightenment is right here all the time.
Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There
Enlightenment Is a Day-to-Day Practice
Nibbana is Letting Go
Mind Is Buddha
These Truths Will Set You Free • The entire Buddhist path is contained in four simple, logical truths.
A Feedback Loop of Virtue
Become a Noble Being
Open Your Heart and Mind to Life • Focusing a stable mind on the nature of reality is Buddhism’s unique method.
The Unique Power of Mindfulness
Stability and Insight: The Buddhist Formula
The First Noble Misunderstanding
Sit Down, Shut Up, Pay Attention
Don’t Battle Against Your Thoughts
How Everything Becomes Meditation
Yes: It’s about Ultimate Reality • Since there’s no Buddhist God, it depends on your definition.
No: It’s Spiritual but Not Religious
Yes, No, Kind-of: It’s a Big Tent
Karma Is Ego, Ego Is Karma • Who you are in this moment affects who you’ll be in the next.
It’s All about Our Intentions
Your Guide to Future Happiness
A Commitment to Liberation • Taking refuge in the three jewels is like jumping into open space.
Homeless and Groundless
Trust the Three Treasures
The Open Dimension • Things are empty of the mistaken reality we project on them.
Why Emptiness Is the Antidote to Fear and Suffering
The Middle Way
The Bodhisattva’s Vow • When you commit yourself to others, you experience the awakened heart of the buddhas.
Mother of All the Buddhas
Practicing the Six Perfections
Why We Need Bodhisattva–Activists
Building a Better Self? • It sounds like a good thing to do, but psychiatrist and Buddhist teacher MARK EPSTEIN says you should resist ego’s endless demands for self-improvement.
BUDDHIST DIRECTORY • A DIRECTORY OF MEDITATION, RETREAT, AND YOGA CENTERS