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5 Reasons to Meditate

The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.

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.

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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…

Dogen’s 4 Key Teachings

From being to the nature of time, Dogen explored the big questions. Four experts unpack some of his most influential concepts.

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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

When to Say Goodbye

Leaving a relationship may seem like an escape or failure, but Trudy Goodman says it can be the best choice for everyone.

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.

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 Fall 2021 issue of Buddhadharma features in-depth teachings and commentaries on the future of sangha.

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Each one of us, says David Viafora, can be a kalyana mitra, or “spiritual friend.” Here’s how.

Building Blocks of Belonging

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

Reclaiming Our So-Called “Cultural Baggage”

Asian American Buddhist communities have for years been dismissed by “convert” Buddhists for carrying “cultural baggage.” Nalika Gajaweera says the response should not be to let it go but to claim it as a mark of cultural responsibility.

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