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 ORDINARY, EXTRAORDINARY TEACHER
SHOW UP IN A GOOD WAY • For Zen priest BEN CONNELLY, joining with Indigenous communities to oppose the Line 3 pipeline gets to the heart of his practice. But to do that, he can no longer ignore how he has benefited from an unjust society.
SHE WHO HEARS THE CRIES OF MARINES • As ex-Marine ALEX KAKUYO laments a war he can no longer believe in, he turns for help to the bodhisattva Kannon and the buddha Amida.
IS RITUAL AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR BUDDHIST PRACTICE?
PHYSICIAN, HEAL THINE OWN POISONS • DR. CRAIG BLINDERMAN looks at his own grasping, anger, and delusion and uses the principles of contemplative medicine to become a better caregiver.
TOGETHER IN THIS MOMENT • From the Dalai Lama to queer dharma to the beloved community—BONNIE NADZAM looks at new books that bring us together in the wisdom of the present.
GIFTS FROM THE GARDEN • When HILARY SMITH moved to an off-the-grid plot of land in Hawaii, a generous neighbor made a challenging place feel like home.
Meditation Masters • Beginning with the Buddha himself, five extraordinary teachers instruct us in the practice of calming the mind, cultivating awareness, and—ultimately—finding freedom.
Pema Chödrön • Become comfortable with uncertainty, says this beloved Buddhist teacher.
Charlotte Joko Beck • She brought modern psychology to bear on meditation—Zen would never be the same.
Ajahn Chah • His teachings were straightforward: “The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn • With his stress-reduction program, he brought mindfulness to the mainstream.
Mahaprajapati’s Daughters • If there’s a mother of Buddhism, it’s Mahaprajapati, says ANDREA MILLER. In women dharma teachers throughout the ages, we see a continuation of her strength and practicality, her wisdom and compassion.
“NOW I’VE SEEN THE BLESSED ONE!”
THE MOMENT THE MIND LET GO
Helping Hands • Five Buddhist teachers who’ve made helping others through social and political action a keystone of their practice.
Thich Nhat Hanh • ROSHI JOAN HALIFAX on the Buddhist monk who showed her there’s no way to peace. Peace is the way.
Peace Begins with You
Rev. angel Kyodo williams • Williams was the first to give voice to the lived experiences of Black Buddhists, says PAMELA AYO YETUNDE.
Robert Aitken • The Zen teacher was a dedicated ally to LGBTQI+ and BIPOC communities, says BUTTERFLY (TONY PHAM).
Zen Master Raven • A selection of ROBERT AITKEN’s playful koans about a wise old bird.
Maha Ghosananda • JOHN A. MARSTON remembers the monk’s powerful gift of hope.
Wonder Beyond Words • JOANNA MACY on what a gift it is to be human.
Joanna Macy • For DAVID LOY, Macy is a the ultimate ecosattva, a bodhisattva dedicated to saving the earth.
Teachers You May Not Know But Should • ROSS NERVIG on some teachers past and present whose lives and teachings have a lot of offer us.
15th ANNUAL ONLINE AUCTION • THANK YOU to our Auction donors. Your generous contributions made our fundraiser a success!
THE ART OF AWAKENING • DENISE LEIDY offers a brief history of Buddhist art, from the stupa to the mandala.
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