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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You Don’t Have to Be in a Good Mood
How Mr. Rogers Taught Us to Love • While he was changing his tennis shoes, Mr. Rogers was quietly changing children’s lives—and ours as well. JENNIFER KEISHIN ARMSTRONG tells us about the man who used television to teach us to love ourselves.
The End of Ice • Avid mountaineer and former war reporter DAHR JAMAIL visited bleaching coral reefs, melting glaciers, and shrinking forests to chronicle the world’s environmental crisis for his new book, The End of Ice. Jamail talks to Haleigh Atwood about how meditation has helped him bear witness to what’s happening to the planet.
From Blame to Love • We humans are gifted at finding fault. Buddhist teacher TARA BRACH teaches us how we can connect to compassion instead.
Coping With Menopause
Zen’s Glass Gate • TENKU RUFF and YUKO WAKAYAMA YAMADA introduce us to the life and teachings of SHUNDO AOYAMA ROSHI, the Japanese nun who has changed the landscape of Zen.
Let It Go, Neo • Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Matrix has long been mined for its Buddhist messages. SAM LITTLEFAIR looks at the key Buddhist concepts it teaches
Full-Body Breath Meditation • “Pleasure” and “rapture” aren’t words we generally associate with meditation. But they can be part of your practice. Buddhist monk THANISSARO BHIKKHU shows you how.
The Zen of Retirement Living
From Loneliness to Love • We all suffer from loneliness—perhaps these days more than ever. But in solitude we can find the space for going deeper on the spiritual path. In this special section, we learn how to transform our loneliness into love, connection, and insight.
All the Lonely People • You may be lonely, but you’re not as alone as you think. Sometimes, says JANE McLAUGHLIN-DOBISZ, you have to put your phone down and stop to taste the cookie dough.
Am I Lonesome Tonight? • Three writers share their experience of loneliness and what it has taught them.
A Phantom Pain
Alone Together • How do we take the sting out of loneliness and feel more connected to others? TONI BERNHARD suggests practicing with the classical Buddhist teachings on friendliness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity.
How to Appreciate Your Life—JUST AS IT IS • We need labels to communicate, but if we get too fixated on them, we forget that everything is subject to change and interpretation. PEMA CHÖDRÖN on the freedom and enjoyment awaiting us when we stop being fooled by our labels.
In the Simple Place Where Awakening Happens • A Conversation with PEMA CHÖDRÖN
Us Too • Sexual misconduct and abuse by Buddhist teachers—some high profile, others under the radar—are hurting women, splitting communities, destroying people’s faith in Buddhist practice, and blackening Buddhism’s reputation. Buddhist teacher TRUDY GOODMAN looks at the history, the harm, and what we can do to stop it.
Dare We Update the Dharma? • Buddhist teachings have been changing and evolving from the beginning, says scholar ROGER R. JACKSON. He suggests some ways they can be updated to reflect modern values and knowledge.
Women Are Not...