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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THE INTIMACY OF COVID • Zen priest and hospital chaplain TENKU RUFF shares an intimate bond of uncertainty with Covid patients. She knows what they’re going through—because she'd had it herself.
SIMPLY SATISFYING • Forget the complexities of haute cuisine. Sometimes a simple, homey ingredient, fresh and well-prepared, is what ELISSA ALTMAN craves.
4 BETTER WAYS TO RELATE TO MONEY • There’s a lot of neurosis around the subject of money. Financial expert SPENCER SHERMAN on four states of mind we can cultivate to improve our relationship with it.
FINDING MYSELF IN THE GARDEN • VALERIE BROWN returns to gardening to recover her broken spirit, and discovers what really grows in a garden is love.
TRUTH IN FICTION • PICO IYER loves reading spiritual books, but he’s found just as much good dharma in the books of three favorite novelists.
KIDS AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS • MARY RAY CATE offers parents these Buddhist principles to help children with their fears about climate change.
HER STORY • A novel reimagining the life of the Buddha’s wife is one of the new books TRACY FRANZ looks at this issue. Plus all about Zen and visiting the holy Ganges.
JAMES ISHMAEL FORD
THE DHARMA OF DINOSAURS (and Other Cool Stuff) • From paleontology to astrophysics, four scientists talk to ANDREA MILLER about their search for truth―scientific and spiritual.
Mel Weitsman, DHARMA DRAGON
Detox Your Mind • How to clear away the poisons that cause suffering and obscure your natural enlightenment.
1 MINDFULNESS • NARAYAN HELEN LIEBENSON calls the three poisons “torments of the heart.” Mindfulness eases their pain.
2 LOVE • Practices of the heart, says MELVIN ESCOBAR, are healing medicine for the sicknesses of greed, hatred, and delusion.
ATTACHMENT: MY BIG MISTAKE
3 LETTING GO • The real cause of the poisons and the suffering they cause is grasping, the way we hold on to everything so tightly. The path to freedom, says KOUN FRANZ, is renunciation.
4 WISDOM • The truth of interbeing—that everything is merely the creation of everything else—cuts the three poisons at their root, says SISTER TRUE DEDICATION.
ANGER: A BEDTIME STORY
5 TRANSMUTATION • As destructive as they are, the true nature of the poisons is wisdom, teaches JUDY LIEF. When we experience that, they are transmuted into medicine.
IGNORANCE: THE DHARMA AND THE FRUIT FLY
A POISONED WORLD • The poisons cause suffering in our personal lives, but they do their greatest damage in society. As SEAN FEIT OAKES explains, they’re at the root of the world’s ecological, economic, social, and political crises.
The Lady in the Tent • Psychologist DAVID J. KEULER is used to helping people, but this was different. Could he really practice limitless compassion?
Women of Wisdom • 25 CENTURIES OF REMARKABLE WOMEN ♦ THE FEMININE FACE OF ENLIGHTENMENT PATRIARCHY & WHITE SUPREMACY ♦ 5 WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE
WOMEN WHO SHOW US THE WAY • WENDY GARLING celebrates twenty-five centuries of remarkable Buddhist women.
THUS HAS SHE HEARD • GRACE SCHIRESON explores how misogyny in ancient Buddhist texts affects the lives and practice of today’s Buddhist women.
THE FEMININE FACE OF ENLIGHTENMENT • A female deity can give a woman confidence in her own capacity for realization. CHRISTINA...