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

Sleepy Mind, Monkey Mind?

Anita Feng, teacher for the Blue Heron Zen Community in Seattle, helps a practitioner navigate the path between drowsiness and daydreaming.

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.”

The Lamp of Zazen

The point of zazen, says Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, is to live each moment in complete combustion, like a clean-burning kerosene lamp.

Healing Begins With Gratitude

“The great open secret of gratitude,” writes Joanna Macy, “is that it is not dependent on external circumstance. It’s like a setting or channel that we can switch to at any moment.

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.”

Sleepy Mind, Monkey Mind?

Anita Feng, teacher for the Blue Heron Zen Community in Seattle, helps a practitioner navigate the path between drowsiness and daydreaming.

The Lamp of Zazen

The point of zazen, says Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, is to live each moment in complete combustion, like a clean-burning kerosene lamp.

Healing Begins With Gratitude

“The great open secret of gratitude,” writes Joanna Macy, “is that it is not dependent on external circumstance. It’s like a setting or channel that we can switch to at any moment.

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Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

How to Do Mahamudra Meditation

Through Mahamudra meditation, says Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, we relax into the emptiness, clarity, and awareness of ever-present buddha wisdom.

Zen Mind, Writer’s Mind

Natalie Goldberg’s classic Writing Down the Bones introduced writing as a spiritual practice. She discusses

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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…

I Vow Not to Burn Out

Mushim Patricia Ikeda says it’s not enough to help others. You have to take care of yourself too.

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.

Only Genuine Compassion Will Do

It’s not enough to simply to believe compassion is important. We must transform our thoughts and behaviour on a daily basis to cultivate compassion.

LIFE & CULTURE

Forever Offline

Melvin Escobar on dealing with the loss of a virtual friend.

Six Ways to Make It Work

Relationships aren’t easy, says Susan Piver, but if we practice the six paramitas, or transcendent perfections, we can discover how to live in love.

The Joy of Self-Caring

We’ve been sold on the idea that self-care means chocolates and bubble baths, but Cyndi Lee says real self-caring is a practice, not a treat.

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.