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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HOW PEMA CHANGED MY LIFE • Pema taught me how to stay with the waves of emotion, watching their rise and fall instead of fighting them.
HAVE YOU GOT THE TIME? • SHERRI POSEY is a Buddhist hospital chaplain and professional watchmaker. She reflects on how time’s fleeting nature connects everyone.
ULTIMATELY THE SAME • The historical Christ and Buddha lived and taught thousands of years ago, but their ultimate nature is always present. Renowned theologian MATTHEW FOX looks at buddha-nature and the Cosmic Christ and how we can find them within us.
HOW DOES BUDDHISM INFORM YOUR CAREER CHOICES AND THE WAY YOU APPROACH YOUR JOB?
WHAT I LEARNED IN HELL • Buddhist teacher JUSTIN VON BUDJOSS was a chaplain to staff at America’s most notorious jail—Rikers Island in New York. There he learned two important lessons: Buddhism really helps people, and prisons should be abolished.
NEED TO HEAL? FIND A TREE • Tree meditation, says LIN WANG GORDON, is a way to strengthen our connection with nature and deepen our understanding of difficult emotions like grief.
SENSEI ROBOTO • An AI robot answers your spiritual questions. BONNIE NADZAM reviews this innovative new book and other titles coming out this fall.
I AM SO HAPPY YOU ARE SAFE • As blow after blow strike the Black community of Minneapolis, Zen practitioner and physician DR. DIDI KOKA finds strength in the example of Harriet Tubman and support from a mantra of mutual caring.
From Suffering to Awakening 3 WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOUR EMOTIONS • At the root of our suffering are the destructive emotions that Buddhism calls the kleshas, or poisons. In this exclusive excerpt from her new book, PEMA CHÖDRÖN teaches us a three-step practice to transform their energy from a cause of suffering into a path to awakening.
HEART AND MIND TOGETHER • PEMA CHÖDRÖN teaches us the practice of compassionate abiding, which transforms our relationship with emotions.
DISTURBED BUT NOT DISTURBED • Working with difficult emotions is a lifelong practice. Three Buddhist teachers open up about their own struggles.
WHAT’S A LITTLE NOISE?
AN ANGRY PERSON WITH A ZEN PRACTICE
Invitation to Well-Being • It’s so simple—sit down, pay attention, and open your heart to life—but it’s not so easy. Leading meditation teachers JACK KORNFIELD and TRUDY GOODMAN answer your questions about mindfulness practice so you can accept its invitation to a more present and loving life.
Chan Buddhism • WHAT IS CHAN? (HINT: IT’S THE ORIGINAL ZEN) POEMS BY THE LEGENDARY HANSHAN THE THREEFOLD PRACTICE OF CHAN FIVE LUMINARIES OF THE LINEAGE FOUR PLACES YOU CAN PRACTICE
YOU ARE ALREADY ENLIGHTENED • Chan Buddhism is a painstaking practice of learning nothing, says GILBERT GUTIERREZ. You can’t become enlightened—you can only embody it.
POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN • Mountain-dwelling hermit HANSHAN wrote Chan-infused poetry more than a thousand years ago. His wisdom still touches hearts and minds.
VIRTUE, MEDITATION, WISDOM • The fruit of Chan practice is discovering the freshness of each moment. GUO GU on silent illumination, gong’an, and engaging with the world.
CHAN LUMINARIES • When we recite the names of historical teachers and remember their stories, we find role models for our lives and practice. BHIKSHUNI HENG YI on five inspiring Chan ancestors.
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