LR dot com-newsletter copy 2-100x70

Sign up for free email newsletters, delivering dharma straight to your inbox.

enEspanol_thumb_blue

¡Bienvenidos a la página en español! / Welcome to our Spanish-language page!

LR dot com-podcast copy 2-100x70

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

The Three Minds of Zen

Zen teaches that we should maintain “a joyful mind, an elder’s mind, and a great mind.” According to Jisho Sara Siebert, they’re never far away.

Ted-Lasso-on-Stadium-Seats-Cropped

Hero for Our Time

TV character Ted Lasso embodies what we need right now: goodness. In a world of antiheroes, says Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, he just wants to make us better people.

Photo by Aaron Burden

My Private Cineplex

The writer’s job, says Pico Iyer, is to watch his moods and thoughts, as captivating yet passing as the seasons, and decide which are worth sharing.

Motherhood Is the Path

Like motherhood, the path to awakening demands compassion, love, and sacrifice. Jenna Hollenstein explains the parallels between mothers and bodhisattvas. 

My Private Cineplex

The writer’s job, says Pico Iyer, is to watch his moods and thoughts, as captivating yet passing as the seasons, and decide which are worth sharing.

The Three Minds of Zen

Zen teaches that we should maintain “a joyful mind, an elder’s mind, and a great mind.” According to Jisho Sara Siebert, they’re never far away.

Hero for Our Time

TV character Ted Lasso embodies what we need right now: goodness. In a world of antiheroes, says Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, he just wants to make us better people.

Motherhood Is the Path

Like motherhood, the path to awakening demands compassion, love, and sacrifice. Jenna Hollenstein explains the parallels between mothers and bodhisattvas. 

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Running into Joy

Sometimes sitting with her sadness becomes too difficult. But Vanessa Zuisei Goddard has learned she can run with it—and through it.

Pouring Tea

Thich Nhat Hanh shares how to transform your afternoon cup of tea into a series of mindful actions.

Take Refuge in Your Body

When the storms of life hit, your body can be a place of refuge and healing. Cyndi Lee says it starts with making friends with your body.

Play Video

Add Your Heading Text Here

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

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…

Man staring in the mirror.

What Is Your Body?

It’s less than we think. It’s far more than we know. It’s who we are but it’s not. Contemplate the deeper reality of the body.

Sun breaking through the trees

The Alchemy of Mindfulness

Tara Bennett-Goleman describes how the transforming power of mindfulness can be applied to our painful emotional patterns.

The Opposite of Grasping Is Intimacy

Willa Blythe Baker explores the idea of “entanglement,” coming to the conclusion that the opposite of attachment isn’t detachment — it’s intimacy.

Your Partner Disapproves?

A new meditator’s spouse disapproves of their newfound practice. Susan Piver, founder of The Open Heart Project, answers.

LIFE & CULTURE

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.

Gifts from Beyond

When Holly Stocking discovers an unopened present from her late husband, she contemplates what it really means to be gone — and the things he’s still giving her.

Come Home to Yourself

Your true home is this body. This mind. This moment. There, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, you’ll find peace and freedom.

THE MAGAZINE

CURRENT ISSUE

The November 2021 issue of Lion’s Roar features teachings on how the awareness of death transforms your life. 

CURRENT ISSUE
It’s the Buddha’s basic teaching. It’s life’s universal truth. It’s what we most want to deny. Sallie Jiko Tisdale on how this hard but liberating truth can transform your life.

The Maras of Privilege

Scholar and practitioner Ann Gleig on the backlash she and others experience against their work for racial justice in Buddhism.

Where, Oh Where Will I Go?

“When the body has dissolved into the four elements, where will you go?” asks the koan called Doushuai’s Third Barrier. Vastness into vastness, concludes Zen teacher John Tarrant.

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.