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.
THE ULTIMATE HEALING
CELEBRATE THICH NHAT HANH’S LIFE AND WISDOM
TAKE A DEEP DIVE INTO “ZEN MIND"
ART TO ENLIGHTEN YOUR SPACE
YOUR DONATIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
AND WHILE WE’RE ON THE SUBJECT OF GRATITUDE
COOKING AND BEING COOKED • We burn things. We do not measure up. We triumph in the most unexpected ways. ANNIE OBERMEYER on practicing in a Zen kitchen.
HOW OLD IS THIS MOMENT? • Every moment we age, yet every moment is born anew. Zen teacher LEWIS RICHMOND contemplates the koan of growing old.
THE BUDDHA ON ZOOM • As leader of one of the most important studies of human happiness, DR. ROBERT WALDINGER knows how essential it is to feel we are part of a community. In this time of separation, he offers five ways to keep our connection alive.
TOO MUCH CRITICISM • Someone in your life who’s too critical or confrontational can undermine your self-worth and enjoyment of life. Psychologist LYNETTE MONTEIRO suggests four ways you can take care of yourself.
REV. KEIRYŪ LIÊN SHUTT
THIS IS INTIMATE PRACTICE • When a student confronts his famed teacher, STEVE SILBERMAN learns the meaning of “intimate practice.” In that moment, he becomes a Buddhist.
TENDER HEARTS • TRACY FRANZ on a selection of new Buddhist books for cultivating compassion and healing. Plus books by and about Asian American Buddhists.
The Healing Journey: Rosalie’s Story • For many of us, healing from trauma is the most important journey we can take in life. Psychologist and Buddhist teacher TARA BRACH tells the inspiring story of her client Rosalie, and how she started to heal the wounds in her mind, body, and heart. Trigger warning: The abuse Rosalie suffered is described graphically in this story.
4 Ways to Heal Yourself with Love • Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity—these four loving qualities, says PAWAN BAREJA, are powerful ways to heal our trauma.
The Trauma of an American Untouchable • A Black Woman’s Reflections on Trauma, Oppression, and Healing
Magical Emanations • They were typical kids—then they were recognized as the reincarnations of Tibetan Buddhist masters. Three Western tulkus talk to ANDREA MILLER about their experience growing up and how they feel today about the strange turn their lives took.
Live Your Deepest Values • Right living is about more than being a goodie-two-shoes. It’s about changing the world for the better while feeling good about your life every day. This special section explores how Buddhist ethics can help you live your true values in these complex times.
Living My Vow • ZENJU EARTHLYN MANUEL’s deepest commitment is to be a person who doesn’t cause suffering and walks in peace. Here’s how she lives her vow as a black woman and Zen priest.
The Whole Path Is Ethics • Only three steps of the Buddha’s noble eightfold path are explicitly about ethics. But look more deeply, says VEN. BHIKKHU BODHI, and you’ll discover that ethics are at the heart of all of them.
1. Don’t kill
2. Don’t steal
3. Don’t stereotype, exploit, or harm others sexually
4. Tell the truth
5. Don’t consume toxins
SAMSARA • WHAT IT IS HOW IT WORKS THE WAY TO ESCAPE IT BEING A BODHISATTVA IN SAMSARA
GOING AROUND IN SAMSARA • It’s the reality we create, it’s full of suffering, and it’s what we seek liberation from. AMELIA HALL unpacks the Buddha’s teachings on samsara.
HOW SAMSARA WORKS • If...