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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REVOLUTIONARIES OF LOVE
HURRICANE MIND • As an ecosystem ecologist, JANINE BLOOMFIELD studied the damage a hurricane wreaked on a rainforest. Now, during the pandemic, she examines the storms of her own mind.
MY FLIGHT FROM THE REAL • PICO IYER thought he would find what is truly real by going off to a monastery, but he was really fleeing it. Dropping his spiritual romaticism, he found it in ordinary life.
DISNEY DHARMA • Looking for ways to teach her toddler about Buddhism, MARIANA RESTREPO finds valuable lessons about compassion and the causes of suffering in Disney’s Encanto.
HEY KIDS, WHO’S THE BUDDHA?
IN MY GRANDMOTHER’S KITCHEN • For SIMON VAN BOOY, there’s a special joy in making his grandmother’s recipes. He’s nourishing people with the same love she showed him.
THE HEART OF A STORY • From the healing power of storytelling to the dharma of literature—BONNIE NADZAM recommends new books to help us make sense of our lives.
A Cloud Never Dies • ANDREA MILLER on what Thich Nhat Hanh taught her, his inspiring and courageous life, and how—through us—his wisdom will continue.
Two Stories of Thay’s Love
Bringing the Buddha to Life
Journey of a Buddhist Revolutionary
What Can I Say About My Beloved Teacher?
The Spirit of Plum Village • “The next Buddha may be a sangha,” Thich Nhat Hanh famously said, and the practice of community was always central to his life and teachings. Dharma teacher MITCHELL RATNER experienced the wonders, lessons, and challenges of living the mindful life at Plum Village.
“Other People Are the Path”
A Great River of Change
How to Water the Seeds of Happiness • Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings were always profound and practical, showing us effective ways to apply Buddhism’s deepest insights in our own lives. Here he draws on Buddhist and modern psychology to teach us how to cultivate the habit of happiness.
Dear Thay, Dear Teacher
Toward a Revolution of Love • In December, the world lost another powerful voice for love and justice, the seminal thinker and writer bell hooks. hooks made historic contributions in many fields, from feminism and race to political theory and cultural criticism, but for her it always came down to the choice we face between love and domination. In this important essay, she inspires us to make her vision of a culture of love come true.
A Beacon for People of Color • As a man of color, wrote bell hooks, Thich Nhat Hanh embodied pluralism and opposed racism, patriarchy, and other systems of domination.
THE PRIMAL VOW • The foundation of the Pure Land path, explains TAKASHI MIYAJI, is Amitabha Buddha’s vow to liberate anyone who calls on him.
“I TAKE REFUGE IN AMIDA BUDDHA” • The Pure Land is right here, right now, says SENSEI ALEX KAKUYO. Chanting the nembutsu can help you see that.
THE HISTORY OF PURE LAND BUDDHISM • Pure Land is both a distinct school of Buddhism that developed in Japan and, says AARON PROFFITT, a cornerstone of the whole Mahayana tradition.
THE PURE LAND IS IN THE WEST • In the face of racism and oppression, they’ve made their practice communities their refuge. JEAN-PAUL CONTRERAS DEGUZMAN on the hidden history of Pure Land Buddhists in America.