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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BEYOND THE BINARY • With our ideas of right and wrong, male and female, we’re stuck in the suffering of dualistic thinking.
SOMEONE WHO LISTENS • Everything and everyone are always teaching us the dharma, says CHRISTIAN MCEWEN. We just have to know how to listen.
THE VASTNESS OF A ROBE • Falling into bits and pieces, the robe—like everything else—becomes the universe.
NEVER A DULL MOMENT • KARL PALMA won’t cook with a dull blade or a dull mind.
CONNECTION, CONSCIOUSNESS, AND BEING • From simple healing instructions for daily meditation to a scientific theory of complexity and a thoroughgoing investigation into suicidal ideation, BONNIE NADZAM reviews this season’s latest titles.
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RIGHT HERE with YOU • What’s it like to provide spiritual care in hospitals, hospices, prisons, and beyond? Seven Buddhist chaplains share their moving stories.
TO THE OTHER SHORE
THIS IS MY CHURCH
THE SENSEI INSIDE
THE STUFF OF LIFE
LEAP OF FAITH
Liberation for All Women • What are the challenges of today’s Buddhist women, and how can they be overcome? MIHIRI TILLAKARATNE discusses these pressing questions with LAMA KARMA CHOTSO, ARISIKA RAZAK, SHARON SUH, and BROOKE SCHEDNECK.
Women of Wisdom • Meet four inspiring women teachers who are shaping Buddhism in America.
You Are the Divine feminine • No matter your gender identification, you can do Green Tara practice and help bring yourself—and the world—into balance. LAMA DÖNDRUP DRÖLMA offers step-by-step instructions.
PICO IYER The Contemplative Traveler • For writer Pico Iyer, travel is a spiritual experience that shakes up our usual certainties and connects us to a richer, vaster world. Iyer talks with editor-in-chief MELVIN MCLEOD about his new book, The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise, and his eclectic contemplative practice.
JUST SO • Just as the moonlight glitters on the crest of every wave, every thing and every person is important and has his or her own splendor.
Find simplicity with your finances. • We often bring mindful attention to everything but money.