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Reimagining Safety After a Mass Shooting

In the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 11 people at a dance studio in Monterey Park, California, Kathy Yep reflects on the meaning of safety and healing in her community.

Reimagining Safety After a Mass Shooting

In the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 11 people at a dance studio in Monterey Park, California, Kathy Yep reflects on the meaning of safety and healing in her community.

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THE MAGAZINE

CURRENT ISSUE

The January 2023 issue of Lion’s Roar explores psychedelics and spirituality, diving into new frontiers in the science of well-being.

CURRENT ISSUE
Psychedelics and spirituality — including more than a few Buddhist concepts and practices — are reuniting with science after decades of estrangement. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong on this new frontier in the study of mind.

You Are Already a Buddha

In this, the first of a four-part series on tantra, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche presents the three stages of meditation. Meditation, he says, is the process of recognizing your buddhanature, then nurturing that recognition.

Yes, Never, Sometimes?

As many participate in “Dry January” in the wake of party season, we look at the surprising diversity of Buddhist views.

Breaking Free from Addiction

The dharma can help people wake up to the truth of their substance abuse and find a way to get—and stay—sober. We present four true stories of recovery.

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How to Practice Tonglen

Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion.

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…

You Are Already a Buddha

In this, the first of a four-part series on tantra, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche presents the three stages of meditation. Meditation, he says, is the process of recognizing your buddhanature, then nurturing that recognition.

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How We Get Hooked and How We Get Unhooked

Shenpa is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief. To get unhooked we begin by recognizing that moment of unease and learn to relax in that moment.

LIFE & CULTURE

Someone I Love Is Hurting

Psychiatrist Ravi Chandra on how you can support a loved one suffering from mental illness without minimizing or ignoring your own pain.

Ah, the Dance!

Wes “Scoop” Nisker shares two poems on the powerful dance of mindfulness and meditation.

BUDDHADHARMA

CURRENT ISSUE

The Winter 2022 issue of Buddhadharma features in-depth teachings and articles on living Buddhist practice in our everyday lives. 

CURRENT ISSUE
How, in 2022, are Buddhist practitioners being trained as teachers? Ven. Pannavati, Rev. Blayne Higa, Rev. Myokei Caine-Barrett, and Kakumyo Lowe-Charde explore the complexities of guiding others toward leadership roles.

The Practice of No Practice

“How do we come to trust in Amida Buddha’s generosity and compassion?” asks Nagapriya. He explores Shinran’s teachings and the practice of nembutsu. I am

Lucidity Without Limit

Dream yoga, says Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, is a practice of changing our waking life. He shares the four foundational practices of this powerful mind training. 

Translation, Transmission, and the Act of Surrender

Cinthia Font and Lama Karma Yeshe Chodron, share not only the place the translator holds in the transmission of the dharma, but also how it feels to sit in that seat and hold that responsibility.

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