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

Physician, Heal Thine Own Poisons

Dr. Craig Blinderman looks at his own grasping, anger, and delusion and uses the principles of contemplative medicine to become a better caregiver.

How to Make a Spectacular Mistake

You’re going to make one anyway, says Anita Feng. So why not go big? You might end up with something more beautiful than perfection.

Physician, Heal Thine Own Poisons

Dr. Craig Blinderman looks at his own grasping, anger, and delusion and uses the principles of contemplative medicine to become a better caregiver.

How to Make a Spectacular Mistake

You’re going to make one anyway, says Anita Feng. So why not go big? You might end up with something more beautiful than perfection.

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Looking Into Laziness

Rather than feeling discouraged by laziness, we could get to know laziness profoundly. This very moment of laziness becomes our personal teacher.

Breathing Room

Cyndi Lee, founder of the OM Yoga Center in New York, on our relationship to the breath, breathing techniques, and poses to recognize our “authentic breath.”

The Heart of the Buddha

Thubten Chodron on how to develop bodhichitta, the aspiration to attain buddhahood in order to benefit others.

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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…

The Old and the Beautiful

In Japan, wabi sabi is an aethetic principle that sees beauty in imperfection and age. Can Kem McIntosh Lee see the wabi sabi of her own aging body?

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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

Together in This Moment

From the Dalai Lama to queer dharma to the beloved community — Bonnie Nadzam looks at new books that bring us together in the wisdom of the present.

A Mindful Thanksgiving

In this holiday guest post, “Mindful Writer” founder Chris Malcomb shares a lesson in mindful eating from a Thanksgiving retreat.

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

CURRENT ISSUE
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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