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Listen to meditations, interviews, and dharma talks to awaken your heart and mind.

This Path Is Endless

“Martin Luther King Jr.’s work is not finished,” says Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi. We must continue it with gratitude on the endless path toward liberation for all.

How to Practice Bowing

When we bow to another person, says Brother Phap Hai, we honor both their goodness and our own.

How to Be a Bodhisattva

It may seem like an unattainable ideal, but you can start right now as a bodhisattva-in-training. All you need is the aspiration to put others first.

Feeling Unworthy?

Author and psychoanalyst, Pilar Jennings, offers advice to a practitioner who continues to feel unworthy and unloved.

This Path Is Endless

“Martin Luther King Jr.’s work is not finished,” says Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi. We must continue it with gratitude on the endless path toward liberation for all.

How to Practice Bowing

When we bow to another person, says Brother Phap Hai, we honor both their goodness and our own.

How to Be a Bodhisattva

It may seem like an unattainable ideal, but you can start right now as a bodhisattva-in-training. All you need is the aspiration to put others first.

Feeling Unworthy?

Author and psychoanalyst, Pilar Jennings, offers advice to a practitioner who continues to feel unworthy and unloved.

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5 Reasons to Meditate

The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.

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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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Listening Deeply for Peace

Peace will only become a reality when world leaders come to negotiations with the ability to hear the suffering at the root of all conflicts.

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.

We Always Have Joy

The sun doesn’t stop shining just because there are clouds in the sky. Our buddhanature is always present and available, even in difficulty.

LIFE & CULTURE

What Is the Sound of Buddhist Music Today?

The dharma speaks through music—it always has, it does today. From jazz to metal to rap to emergent hybrid forms, Buddhism’s influence on the musical realm can be discovered at almost every turn.

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This Floating World

Zen teacher Joan Sutherland on life’s dreamlike nature and why it should be embraced.

Where Is My Brother?

As his brother’s mind deteriorates, Cary Groner grapples with troubling questions about the ephemerality of the self.

THE MAGAZINE

CURRENT ISSUE

The January 2021 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine features the Dalai Lama’s call to action on the climate crisis, and his wisdom for combatting it together. 

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In this powerful statement on the climate crisis, the Dalai Lama calls on us to make this a century of compassion for the planet and all its inhabitants.

The Zen of Peter Coyote

Actor, writer, narrator, and one-time radical — Jennifer Keishin Armstrong on the many roles of Zen priest Peter Coyote.

BUDDHADHARMA

CURRENT ISSUE

The Winter 2020 issue of Buddhadharma features in-depth teachings for cultivating your Buddhist practice and manifesting those teachings meaningfully in everyday life. 

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Enlightenment is everywhere we look, says Joan Sutherland — we can choose to notice it, but at the same time, we can also trust that it will find us, wherever we are.

It Comes Down to Character

We often look at Buddhist practice as a way of cultivating particular qualities; Thanissaro Bhikkhu reminds us, however, that the Buddha also spoke of qualities we must have to take up the practice in the first place.