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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LEAD WITH LOVE & WISDOM
A TALE OF TWO CRISES • RACHEL NEUMANN on what it was like to simultaneously navigate the pandemic and the wildfires that ravaged the West Coast.
WHITE PEOPLE, IT’S TIME TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR • AYESHA ALI asks white people to examine their life and privelege—without shame but with deep curiousity about why they don’t really know or understand her.
HOW TO BECOME A BODHISATTVA • PILAR JENNINGS on how you can overcome two common roadblocks to compassion. The key is facing the truth of suffering—your own and others.
WHICH IS THE MOST DIFFICULT PRECEPT TO KEEP?
YOU ARE NOT YOUR JOB • A lot of people are feeling insecure about work these days. But no matter what happens, says DAN ZIGMOND, remember that it’s just a job. It isn’t you.
HOW CAN I GET MY TEENAGER TO MEDITATE? • If you want the teens in your life to benefit from mindfulness practice, says DR. DZUNG X. VO, the first step is to have a strong practice yourself.
TRUE LIBERATION • TRACY FRANZ on a diverse and inspiring selection of new Buddhist books.
“The Earth’s Future Is Our Future” • For the sake of future generations, the DALAI LAMA tells journalist and activist FRANZ ALT, we must develop a sense of universal responsibility—for the earth and all humanity. Working together as one is the only way we’ll survive the climate crisis.
“We Need a Revolution of Compassion” • In this powerful statement on the climate crisis, the DALAI LAMA calls on us to make this a century of compassion for the planet and all its inhabitants.
Fall in Love with the Earth • The earth is you. You are the earth. When you realize there is no separation, says THICH NHAT HANH, you fall completely in love with this beautiful planet.
The Zen of PETER COYOTE • Actor, writer, narrator, and one-time radical—JENNIFER KEISHIN ARMSTRONG on the many roles of Zen priest Peter Coyote.
On the Trail of Birth and Death • “How many times have I felt that I couldn’t bear the heartbreak,” says BARBARA GATES. “But here I am still hiking strong.”
THE SONE IN Your Heart • From hip-hop to punk, jazz to folk, the best music opens our hearts and minds. Eight music lovers let us in on contemporary artists we should know about—-for their music and their message.
PATH OF FIERCE QUESTIONING • DAIJAKU KINST on the essence, history, and relevance of Zen.
WORDS OF ZEN
JUST SITTING • SHOHAKU OKUMURA
KOANS • SUSAN MURPHY
ZEN IN THE KITCHEN (And Everywhere Else) • RENSHIN BUNCE
A BRIEF HISTORY OF ZEN’S BRIEF HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATES • BARBARA O’BRIEN tells the rich and rocky story of American Zen in two chapters. Chapter 3 is happening now.
ARTS OF ZEN • From haiku to calligraphy, Zen is famed for its tradition of artistic expression. Its influence has been global
BUDDHIST DIRECTORY • A DIRECTORY OF MEDITATION, RETREAT, AND YOGA CENTERS