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Continuing Thay’s Teachings

Meet eight of Thich Nhat Hanh’s students who are now teachers themselves. In their own unique ways, they’re helping to carry his dharma into the future.

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.

Continuing Thay’s Teachings

Meet eight of Thich Nhat Hanh’s students who are now teachers themselves. In their own unique ways, they’re helping to carry his dharma into the future.

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.

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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.

Why Meditation isn’t Enough

We can’t just blindly meditate, says Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. Our practice must be illuminated by deep, critical study of the Buddhist teachings.

Just Sitting, Going Nowhere

The Zen practice of just sitting, says Lewis Richmond, doesn’t help us to reach our destination. It allows us to stop having one. But how do you “go” nowhere?

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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…

Trying to Stay Afloat

Kamilah Majied shares her advice for staying afloat when you feel like you’re drowning.

The Four Noble Truths

Buddhist teacher and scholar Jan Willis on the Buddha’s central teaching — his diagnosis and cure for suffering.

Making Offerings to Our Ancestors

When we place offerings on the altar for teachers long past, do we understand what we are doing, or why? Zenju Earthlyn Manuel looks into the depths of that encounter between past and present.

LIFE & CULTURE

Where Is My Brother?

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

Building Blocks of Belonging

According to Willa Blythe Baker, making a strong, healthy community starts with understanding how it is constructed.

Gifts from the Garden

When Hilary Smith moved to an off-the-grid plot of land in Hawaii, a generous neighbor made a challenging place feel like home.

THE MAGAZINE

CURRENT ISSUE

The January 2022 issue of Lion’s Roar is our “Great Teachers Issue.” Inside, you’ll meet 26 Buddhist luminaries and learn how to live with wisdom, compassion, and ease.

CURRENT ISSUE
Beginning with the Buddha himself, five extraordinary teachers instruct us in the practice of calming the mind, cultivating awareness, and — ultimately — finding freedom.

Helping Hands

Five Buddhist teachers who’ve made helping others through social and political action a keystone of their practice.

BUDDHADHARMA

CURRENT ISSUE

The Winter 2021 issue of Buddhadharma features in-depth teachings and commentaries for cultivating your Buddhist practice.

CURRENT ISSUE
Sometimes, says Pema Khandro, there’s no way out. It’s at those times that we can discover the depth and resilience of the mind.

The Practice of Wonderment

When your life takes the shape of a question, says Guo Gu, then you have entered the practice of huatou.

Making Offerings to Our Ancestors

When we place offerings on the altar for teachers long past, do we understand what we are doing, or why? Zenju Earthlyn Manuel looks into the depths of that encounter between past and present.

The Many Faces of Cultural Appropriation

What does cultural appropriation mean in a Buddhist context? According to Chenxing Han and Trent Walker, the answer is not as simple as we might like it to be.

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