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 BUDDHA’S MNEMONIC DEVICE
SUJATA’S GIFT • Realizing the middle way between asceticism and indulgence, Siddhartha accepted milk-rice from the farmer Sujata. HUN LYE celebrates the delicious, healthy rice dishes, which can remind us of that pivotal meal.
HOW TO BE IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT • Driving doesn’t have to be stressful. ROBERVAL OLIVEIRA offers mindfulness tips for cruise control, road rage, and more.
DO YOU OWN A BUDDHIST STATUE OR IMAGE THAT HELPS YOU IN YOUR LIFE OR PRACTICE?
DHARMA & DEVOTION • DANI SHAPIRO talks about being raised Orthodox Jewish, uncovering a decades-old family secret, and writing her new novel—her most spiritual work yet.
WHEN THE BUDDHA WAS A TREE • Trees can show us how to be bodhisattvas. RAFE JNAN MARTIN draws important lessons from an old tale.
RIDE THE WAVES • BONNIE NADZAM reviews new books that can help us navigate the ups and downs of life—from personal grief to collective rage to the joy of creativity.
Dakini Energy • JENNIFER KEISHIN ARMSTRONG profiles the inspiring feminist-Buddhist artist Michela Martello—her life, her work, and the dream that put her on the spiritual path.
The Path of Joy & Liberation • The Buddha’s four noble truths include the truth that the eightfold path is a way out of suffering. It’s not just the path to happiness, says SISTER TRUE DEDICATION. It’s happiness itself.
Right View • KOUNFRANZ on seeing what’s in front of you, even the things you’d rather not see.
Right Thought • We can’t control our thoughts, says REVERENDMARVIN HARADA. But we can reflect on them—and doing that changes everything.
Right Speech • Do you have something you want to say? NIKKI MIRGHAFORI on the questions to ask yourself.
Right Action • Actions can be helpful in one situation yet harmful in another. REBECCA LI says awareness is needed to identify right action.
Right Livelihood • Work can be a path to changing the world, personal growth, and even spiritual discovery. TAMI SIMON explains.
Right Effort • It’s not about striving for success, says LAMA KARMA YESHE CHÖDRÖN. Right effort is a graceful fine-tuning.
Right Mindfulness • NORMAN FISCHER on why mindfulness is not always “right.”
Right Concentration • When you’re in harmony with all the factors on the eightfold path, that is right concentration. A teaching by BRADLEY DONALDSON.
What Really Makes Us Happy • As a Buddhist teacher, psychiatrist, and leading researcher, DR. ROBERT WALDINGER studies life from three very different perspectives. But he says they all come to the same basic conclusion about what really makes our lives happy and meaningful, and what doesn’t.
PURE AWARENESS • In this, the third of a four-part series on tantra, YONGEY MINGYUR RINPOCHE presents practices for recognizing the true nature of mind—empty and open, luminous and aware.