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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Sweeping My Heart • When ZENJU EARTHLYN MANUEL was assigned to clean the Zen temple, she felt generations of oppression rise in her. Conversing with her ancestors about what this work really meant helped her see how it could be healing.
A New Kind of Leader • Starting with inner transformation, the DALAI LAMA FELLOWS program develops leaders who focus on solutions, not differences.
The Emptiness of the Empty Nest • When your children leave home, says MELISSA BLACKER ROSHI, there’s sadness but also new possibilities.
Dad Is Dying • As BRENT KESSEL sits by his dying father’s bed, the two truths of impermanence and emptiness become one, and it’s all okay.
How does Buddhism change the way you date?
Lucid Dreaming • ANDREW HOLECEK teaches us how to be awake when we’re asleep.
BUDDHISM BY THE NUMBERS
DHARMA FAQS • We answer your questions about Buddhism & meditation.
Modern-Day Bodhisattvas • Pema Chödrön and Father Gregory Boyle on the joy of helping others
There’s Hope at Homeboy • For tens of thousands of former gang members, Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles has meant a life free from violence, addiction, and incarceration.
What Would the Buddha Watch? • Sit on the sofa. Eight channel surfers offer their Buddhist take on a favorite show.
You Can Do It! • Leading Buddhist teachers show us how to overcome obstacles on our spiritual path. Maybe they’re not really obstacles at all. Maybe they’re gates.
Just Get Out of Your Own Way • Be who you are, as you are, where you are—that’s Buddhist practice. Just don’t let opinions, goals, or doubts get in the way, says KAREN MAEZEN MILLER.
Things You Need for Your Journey • Buddhist monk THANISSARO BHIKKHU lists the good qualities you should take with you.
No Agenda, No Obstacles • If you’re not trying to get somewhere, says JUDY LIEF, nothing can stop you.
How to Get Over the Hurdles • Buddhist teachers answer your questions about challenges on the spiritual path
The Quiet Revolutionary • For decades, Mirabai Bush has been at the forefront of the spiritual revolution, helping to shape and lead it. ANDREA MILLER on how Bush has helped make contemplative practice relevant in the modern world.
Bring Fear Close • As long as you think vulnerability is weakness, you’re going to be afraid. MIRABAI BUSH and RAM DASS on the kind of vulnerability that’s actually strength.
HELLO It’s Halloween • What do you want to be for Halloween? Who do you want to be in life? IRA SUKRUNGRUANG on the costumes we wear.
Peace Inside • What happens when an American Buddhist monk goes to jail for parking tickets? TIM TESTU remembers.
BUDDHIST DIRECTORY • A DIRECTORY OF MEDITATION, RETREAT, AND YOGA CENTERS
JUST SO • A Pledge of Allegiance