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As It Is Now: Too Many Guns and Too Much Bypass

Following the May 14 mass shooting that killed 10 people and injured three in a racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, Zenzele Isoke calls on practitioners to challenge gun culture.

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How Equanimity Powers Love

True equanimity, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, is not in any way detached or uncaring—it’s inclusive, and loving, and the foundation for spiritual courage.

How Equanimity Powers Love

True equanimity, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, is not in any way detached or uncaring—it’s inclusive, and loving, and the foundation for spiritual courage.

As It Is Now: Too Many Guns and Too Much Bypass

Following the May 14 mass shooting that killed 10 people and injured three in a racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, Zenzele Isoke calls on practitioners to challenge gun culture.

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THE MAGAZINE

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The May 2022 issue of Lion’s Roar celebrates the life of the Vietnamese Buddhist teacher and founder of Engaged Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hanh. 

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Andrea Miller on what Thich Nhat Hanh taught her, his inspiring and courageous life, and how — through us — his wisdom will continue.

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.

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.

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.

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Develop a Mind Like Sky

Meditation comes alive through a growing capacity to release our habitual conflicts and worries that make up our sense of self, and to rest in awareness.

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How to Feed Your Demons

Lama Tsutrim Allione teaches you an innovative technique, based on the Tibetan Buddhist principles of “Chöd,” to turn your inner demons into friends.

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The Magic Moment

Sharon Salzberg explains how to practice basic breath meditation.

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How Not to Freak Out

If you find all the bad news overwhelming, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief has some meditations to help you…

How Not to Freak Out

If you find all the bad news overwhelming, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief has some meditations to help you…

How Not to Freak Out

If you find all the bad news overwhelming, Buddhist teacher Judy Lief has some meditations to help you…

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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.

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.

All Beings Liberating, Together, At Once

Judy Roitman unpacks the Mahayana vision. “The essence of this vision,” she says, “is a universe in which time and space are flexible, and in which beings are neither separate nor dissolved in each other.”

Awakening Fueled by Rage

As a dharma teacher, says Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, she’s told she shouldn’t feel or express rage, but she disagrees.

LIFE & CULTURE

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Spring Prayer

Shozan Jack Haubner presents a prayer for the chaotic awakening of nature that is spring.

Awakening Through Audre Lorde

Four Buddhists explore how the life and work of the Black, feminist, lesbian poet Audre Lorde serves as a gateway to the dharma

When We Do Harm

Avery Grace reflects on what to do when we harm others, how we can move forward, and the compassion we need for ourselves to do better. 

BUDDHADHARMA

CURRENT ISSUE

The Spring 2022 issue of Buddhadharma features in-depth teachings and commentaries on living the six paramitas, or perfections.

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At the heart of the path of the paramitas is prajna, or wisdom — but a wisdom that goes beyond our conventional ideas about it. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche unpacks how that kind of wisdom works.

The View from This Shore

Koun Franz considers what it means when a path of transcendence leaves us right where we always were.

Lean In to the Suffering

Sister Clear Grace Dayananda left the monastery, packed her life into a little van, and went out into the world to meet people where they are and where they are suffering. Here, she considers khanti, the paramita of forbearance, and the work it requires.        

Compassion Without Calculation

How do we practice ethical conduct, or sila, without falling into judgment, and without ignoring the complexity of each moment? According to Norman Fischer, the way has always been there.

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