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How to Practice Zen Koans

John Tarrant demystifies Zen koan practice. Yes, it’s paradoxical, poetic, and totally personal. And so is life. The koan: The coin lost in the river is found in the river. A koan is a little [...]

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Dharma for Moms and Dads

Ty Phillips looks at the Five Precepts—the ethical code of dedicated Buddhist practitioners—and finds five [...]

Love & Relationships

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The Bardo of Breaking Up

The notion of bardo—the in-between state—from The Tibetan Book of the Dead is very helpful for anyone dealing with the end of a relationship. I was just [...]


Growing Together

In his introduction to the book, Love’s Garden: A Guide to Mindful Relationships, Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how we can use loving relationships to cultivate [...]

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Inside the first issue of Lion's Roar magazine

Take a look inside the March 2016 Lion's Roar, formerly the Shambhala Sun.

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Inside the Winter 2015 Buddhadharma magazine

In this Buddhadharma, we look at the Buddha's life story, Buddhist-Catholic dialogues at the Vatican, and how Gen X teachers are changing Buddhism.