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

Illustration by Elizabeth Montero.

Why I Do Not Bow

For some Black Buddhists in predominantly white sanghas, certain practices harken back to the history of forced subservience to white people. Melvin Christopher Horton explores his experience in a powerful poem.

Photo by Matt Collamer.

Surprised by Joy

The road to happiness, says Sharon Salzberg, is paved with kindness.

All You Need Is Breath

The Buddha taught mindfulness of breathing as a complete approach to awakening. Buddhist teacher Shaila Catherine outlines his 16-step breath practice that guides us to liberation.

Surprised by Joy

The road to happiness, says Sharon Salzberg, is paved with kindness.

Why I Do Not Bow

For some Black Buddhists in predominantly white sanghas, certain practices harken back to the history of forced subservience to white people. Melvin Christopher Horton explores his experience in a powerful poem.

All You Need Is Breath

The Buddha taught mindfulness of breathing as a complete approach to awakening. Buddhist teacher Shaila Catherine outlines his 16-step breath practice that guides us to liberation.

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Doing Nothing

Karen Maezen Miller on how meditation helps her bring “doing nothing” into everything she does.

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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…

Daily Life is Practice

These days, if an aversive reaction starts to form in my mind, I think to myself, “Wait! Don’t disturb the peace!”

Distraction Buddha.

The Dharma of Distraction

It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.

Whatever Way the Wind Blows

So-called objective reality, Pico Iyer finds, is as fickle as the weather. Maybe that’s because it’s as much mind as matter.

On the Trail of Birth and Death

“How many times have I felt that I couldn’t bear the heartbreak,” says Barbara Gates. “But here I am still hiking strong.”

LIFE & CULTURE

Find the Wisdom in Paradox

If we don’t embrace the often-paradoxical complexity of societal ills, the actions we take to solve them will be merely “Band-Aids.” Kritee on getting to the root of a problem.

Fitness, Health & Healing, Ira Sukrungruang, Shambhala Sun, Lion's Roar, Buddhism

Body and Me

Body was 375 pounds. Ira Sukrungruang bares his soul about their complicated relationship.

What’s the Music All About?

When nine-year-old Michael Stone was with his Uncle Ian, he had enough space to think about the world in new ways.

Pa’s Smile

Jaimal Yogis’s dad explained his final wishes: “I’ve gotten so much from Buddhism for good living, I’m not going to pass up their tips for good dying.”

THE MAGAZINE

CURRENT ISSUE

The September 2021 issue of Lion’s Roar features meditations and teachings on the breath. 

CURRENT ISSUE
From getting to sleep to completely waking up, working with your breath offers practical and profound benefits.

May We Gather

Read a selection of wisdom shared by Buddhist leaders at “May We Gather: A National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony for Asian American Ancestors.”

Come Home to Yourself

Your true home is this body. This mind. This moment. There, says Kaira Jewel Lingo in this excerpt from her forthcoming book “We Were Made for These Times,” you’ll find peace and freedom.

BUDDHADHARMA

CURRENT ISSUE

The Summer 2021 issue of Buddhadharma features in-depth teachings on the nature of mind for cultivating your Buddhist practice and manifesting those teachings meaningfully in everyday life. 

CURRENT ISSUE
Ejo McMullen on the total response of Avalokiteshvara — with a thousand arms, an eye on the palm of each hand — as the model of the bodhisattva path.

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.

Deconstructing Whiteness

Joy Brennan shows how Yogacara teachings reveal whiteness as a constructed identity—and how they offer a path through it, to bodhisattva activity.