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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TAKE A DEEP BREATH
LION’S ROAR • BUDDHISM * MEDITATION * LIFE
WHY I DO NOT BOW • For some Black Buddhists in predominantly white sanghas, certain practices harken back to the history of forced subservience to white people. MELVIN CHRISTOPHER HORTON explores his experience in a powerful poem.
“YOUR LIFE ALWAYS EXPRESSES THE DHARMA” • Pithy teachings and stories of SHUNRYU SUZUKI ROSHI, a giant of Zen in America, selected by his chronicler DAVID CHADWICK.
WHO IS INVISIBLE TO YOU? • LISA ERNST asks us to notice who we don’t notice.
THE UNIVERSE IN A GRAIN OF RICE • ANDREA MILLER reflects on the truth that interbeing is as close to us as the white on rice.
LIFE, LOSS, AND CONNECTION • When we truly face death, we live more fully. TRACY FRANZ presents a selection of new books (and one movie) on bereavement, self-discovery in nature, and more.
AVIKRITA VAJRA RINPOCHE
May We Gather • Buddhists Unite Against Anti-Asian Violence and Racism
THE MIDDLE WAY OF ABORTION
How I discovered my Breath (and so much more) • Counting breaths—the simplest of mindfulness practices—took Zen teacher KAREN MAEZEN MILLER on a profound spiritual journey. It’s one we can take too.
All you need is Breath • The Buddha taught mindfulness of breathing as a complete approach to awakening. Buddhist teacher SHAILA CATHERINE outlines his 16-step breath practice that guides us to liberation.
5 Meditations on the Breath • From getting to sleep to completely waking up, working with your breath offers practical and profound benefits.
VIPASSANA • WHAT IT IS • HOW TO PRACTICE IT • WHY IT LEADS TO LIBERATION FROM THAI FORESTS TO THE WORLD: THE VIPASSANA REVOLUTION
DISCOVERING REALITY • The practice of Vipassana, explains ANDREW OLENDZKI, cultivates the knowledge that ends suffering.
THE VIPASSANA REVOLUTION • From forest monks to global phenomenon—DEREK PYLE on the rise of the Vipassana movement.
TO SEE YOURSELF EXACTLY AS YOU ARE • BHANTE GUNARATANA on the true power of Vipassana practice.
HOW TO PRACTICE VIPASSANA • SAYADAW U PANDITA teaches us the Mahasi method focusing on the rise and fall of the abdomen.
LION’S ROAR BUDDHIST DIRECTORY • A DIRECTORY OF MEDITATION, RETREAT, AND YOGA CENTERS