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.
6 Ways to Step in a Bucket
The Key to Freedom • Jarvis Jay Masters has spent almost 30 years on death row for a crime many think he did not commit. REBECCA SOLNIT celebrated his 56th birthday with Masters as he seeks freedom through meditation until the day his conviction is overturned.
Our Own Way to Well-Being • Native American Buddhist teacher BONNIE DURAN works to “decolonize healthcare” for Indigenous communities.
A Friend Until the End • According to FRANK OSTASESKI, offering care to someone who’s dying is like meditation: there’s no one right way, but practice helps, and so do basic guidelines.
Worried About Worrying • SUSAN PIVER on working with a mind that can’t stop working over every detail.
Learning the Truth About My Father • DAVID RYNICK’s father was known as a caring and charismatic minister turned therapist. He was also a sexual predator.
What makes you a Buddhist?
Reading Dharma • Studying Buddhist teachings is different from learning other subjects. JUDY LIEF shows you how to read the dharma so that it really changes you.
BUDDHISM BY THE NUMBERS
DHARMA FAQS • We answer your questions about Buddhism & meditation.
Where Everyone Can Thrive • East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland is a leader in developing dharma for people who don’t feel welcome elsewhere. LINDSAY KYTE explores EBMC’s focus on respect, safety, and the joy of being seen for who you are.
Waking up to Whiteness • Tune-Yards’ latest album is informed by what Merrill Garbus learned at EBMC’s White and Awakening in Sangha program.
My Bully Became a Buddhist • When ERIC STEUER discovered his childhood bully was now a Buddhist teacher, he asked him the question he’d always wanted to: Why did you treat me that way?
Painting Peace • Artist, translator, and activist Kazuaki Tanahashi offers art and Buddhist wisdom to give hope in a time of global crisis.
The Real Reasons to Meditate • Buddhist meditation is about more than just improving your life (although it does that too). As 12 Buddhist teachers explain, it goes to the heart of who you are, the way you live, and how you see reality.
Life on the Edge • Buddhist teacher JOAN HALIFAX describes five “edge states” where courage meets fear and freedom meets suffering.
The Sacred Feminine • In Vajrayana Buddhism, dakinis are seen as unbridled and enlightened feminine energy. LAMA TSULTRIM ALLIONE on how she discovered her own dakini power.
Lion’s Roar BUDDHIST DIRECTORY • A DIRECTORY OF MEDITATION, RETREAT, AND YOGA CENTERS