About Lion’s Roar
Mission-driven and community-supported, the Lion’s Roar Foundation provides Buddhist teachings, news, and perspectives so that the understanding and practice of Buddhism flourishes in today’s world, and that its timeless wisdom is accessible to all.
We do this by providing as many entry points as we can: our print and digital publications, our website, video, social media, live events, practice retreats, and more. We try to bring dharma to people right where they are, knowing what a difference it can make in their lives.
Benefit to Individuals
The activity of Lion’s Roar supports everyone from the absolute beginner to the committed Buddhist. In Lion’s Roar magazine, the best of Buddhist thinking is applied to the personal needs and concerns of people of all ages and backgrounds, shining a light, too, on the broader culture and zeitgeist. In Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide, we publish teachings that help deepen the committed Buddhist’s path. And on LionsRoar.com we publish selected material from both magazines, as well as a steady stream of up-to-the-moment news and digital exclusives.
Benefit to Society
We extend the Buddhist voice into the mainstream, providing a helpful perspective to citizens of all faiths (and the increasing numbers who do not follow a particular tradition). By bringing Buddhist wisdom to bear on current events—and, of course, perennial human concerns—our work helps point a way forward for us all, Buddhist or not, toward a society that prizes, cultivates, and can uphold universal values like compassion, generosity, wisdom, and peace.
Support for the Development of Buddhism in the Modern World
Sharing community developments, outlining obstacles, challenges, best practices, and opportunities for Buddhist individuals and institutions, and offering education and discourse about how the Buddhist view may be of benefit to all beings, Lion’s Roar initiatives illuminate and ensure Buddhism’s relevance.
How We Make a Difference
We represent the full diversity of Buddhism in the modern world. Since its arrival in North America, Buddhism has been beautifully varied in its practice and practitioners. We’re committed to celebrating the richness inherent in that diversity.
Through structured guides and courses, we deliver strong educational material that helps ground our audience in practice and study.
We offer opportunities for connection and ongoing education to tens of thousands of meditators who tell us that they are “going it alone” outside of any formal community of practitioners—and a broader experience of Buddhism to those whose experience has been defined by a particular tradition.
We support a deepening of practice traditions in the West, through our content and in conversations we host on social media or at Lion’s Roar events and retreats.
Recognizing the broad disparity of wealth in the world, we offer thousands of teachings, practical guides, and inspirational stories free of charge—so that the opportunity to benefit from the dharma is as broadly available as possible.
You Make Lion’s Roar Possible
The Lion’s Roar Foundation is a community-supported charity dedicated to communicating the wisdom of the Buddha to all who seek it, providing a supportive, inspiring resource for everyone from curious beginners to committed practitioners.
Subscribing to our print magazines or LionsRoar.com, enrolling in online courses, making purchases in our online store, supporting our annual auction—these are all important ways to fund our mission to share Buddhist wisdom, and we’re very grateful for your support. But alone they are not enough.
To continue publishing the dharma and supporting practitioners on the path, Lion’s Roar relies on your generous, tax-deductible donations. Every donation, no matter the size, is important to us and makes a difference. Please donate to the Lion’s Roar Foundation today.
The Lion’s Roar Foundation is a registered charity in the US and Canada. All US & Canadian donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Why Lion’s Roar?
Our name is taken from a quote attributed to the Buddha: “The proclamation of the truth of the dharma is as fearless as a lion’s roar.” In this context “Lion’s Roar” expresses the fearlessness and confidence needed to present the profound truths of dharma, by way of any and all skillful means.
Who We Are
President & Editor-in-Chief
Editor, Lion’s Roar Magazine
Digital Editor, lionsroar.com
Editor, Buddhadharma magazine
Deputy Editor, Buddhadharma magazine
Pamela Ayo Yetunde
Digital Editorial Assistant
Art Director, Lion’s Roar magazine
Deputy Art Director, Lion’s Roar magazine & Production Coordinator
Associate Publisher, Consumer Marketing
Associate Publisher, Finance & Operations
Operations & Human Resources
Development & Partnerships
Audience Development & SEO Specialist
Accounting & Administration