Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller is the editor of Lion’s Roar magazine. She’s the author of Awakening My Heart: Essays, Articles, and Interviews on the Buddhist Life, as well as the picture book The Day the Buddha Woke Up.

Recent Articles

Buddha’s Birds

From the swan that Siddhartha nursed as a boy to the fantastical Garuda—Andrea Miller explores the intriguing role that birds play in Buddhist mythology.

For Love of Nature: Q&A with Jane Goodall

Andrea Miller talks with celebrated environmental and animal activist Jane Goodall, about the compassion that exists in our natural world.

Mahaprajapati’s Daughters

If there’s a mother of Buddhism, it’s Mahaprajapati, says Andrea Miller. In women dharma teachers throughout the ages, we see a continuation of her strength and practicality, her wisdom and compassion.

A Cloud Never Dies

Andrea Miller on what Thich Nhat Hanh taught her, his inspiring and courageous life, and how—through us—his wisdom continues.

Claridad y calma: Una entrevista con Mingyur Rinpoche

En esta entrevista exclusiva, Mingyur Rinpoche le comparte a Andrea Miller, de Lion's Roar, cómo aprendió a hacerse amigo de su ansiedad. Todos tenemos un bienestar innato, dice. Y todos podemos experimentarlo.

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Clarity & Calm: An Interview With Mingyur Rinpoche

In this exclusive interview, Mingyur Rinpoche tells Lion’s Roar’s Andrea Miller how he learned to befriend his anxiety. We all have an innate well-being, he says. And we can all experience it.

Your Spiritual Ancestor

Lion's Roar Editor Andrea Miller introduces the September 2023 “Women of Wisdom” issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.

3 Lessons Pema Chödrön Taught Me

On the occasion of Pema Chödrön's birthday, Lion's Roar's deputy editor Andrea Miller shares the important lessons Pema has taught her.

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The Buddha’s Smile

Lion's Roar Editor Andrea Miller tells the story of the ceramic Buddha cup from her childhood and how it inspires her on the Buddhist path.

Tina Turner

Tina Turner: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

The legendary rock’n’roll singer Tina Turner died Wednesday at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland after a long illness. She was 83. In this interview, Andrea Miller talks to Turner about the power of song and her Buddhist practice.

In the Dead of Night

Lion's Roar Editor Andrea Miller reflects on the thoughts that used to keep her tossing and turning at night. From the March 2023 issue of Lion's Roar.

Zen Is All of Life: Remembering Roshi Bernie Glassman

Bernie Glassman broke open our idea of what Buddhism could be. He fed the hungry, cared for the sick, and bore witness to the world’s pain.

Pema Chödrön me enseñó estas 3 lecciones

En la ocasión del cumpleaños de Pema Chödrön, la editora adjunta de Lion’s Roar, Andrea Miller comparte tres lecciones importantes que le enseñó Pema.

The Art & Activism of Mayumi Oda

With her empowered imagery, she’s connected many to the divine feminine. Andrea Miller profiles the Japanese American visionary Mayumi Oda.

How to Have the World — and the Life — We Want

Leading Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg talks to Lion's Roar's Andrea Miller about how to care for ourselves, for others — and for the future. Because we’re in it for the long haul.

Peace in Every Step

Thich Nhat Hanh's life of courage and compassion, by Andrea Miller.

The Best Souvenir

In the opening editorial from our July 2022 issue, Deputy Editor Andrea Miller reflects on her time in Morocco, and the feeling of connection we experience through travelling. 

The Dharma of Dinosaurs (and Other Cool Stuff)

From paleontology to astrophysics, four scientists talk to Andrea Miller about their search for truth — scientific and spiritual.

The Spiritual Entrepreneur: Tami Simon

Tami Simon, founder of Sounds True, brings the spirit of enlightenment not only to her company’s products but to its culture. (Plus, dogs.)

The Universe in a Grain of Rice

Andrea Miller reflects on the truth that interbeing is as close to us as the white on rice.

Psicoterapeuta budista y campeona de “RAIN”, Tara Brach

La psicología occidental y el budismo -juntos- nos ofrecen un diagnóstico completo de la condición humana. Andrea Miller habla con la psicoterapeuta Tara Brach, quien busca combinar estas dos disciplinas en un poderoso camino de amor y realización.

Magical Emanations: The Unexpected Lives of Western Tulkus

They were typical kids — then they were recognized as the reincarnations of Tibetan Buddhist masters. Three Western tulkus talk to Andrea Miller.

A Marriage Made in Heaven: Anne Lamott and Neal Allen

Leading Christian writer Anne Lamott is married to Vipassana practitioner Neal Allen. Andrea Miller on how this couple has found the sweet spot where their beliefs meet.

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Wise Guy

Best known for his role in The Sopranos, Michael Imperioli is a dedicated Buddhist. From gangsters to gurus, film to family—this is his spiritual journey.

El yogui errante

Siendo un autor best-seller y una estrella ascendente en el mundo budista, un día, Mingyur Rinpoche salió y dejó todo atrás. Andrea Miller comparte su reporte acerca de un lama moderno desafiando el camino antiguo de los yogis errantes.

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Who Was the Buddha?

Lion's Roar deputy editor Andrea Miller tells the story of Siddhartha Gautama.

The Star of the Plate

Andrea Miller reports on celebrity chef Eric Ripert’s spiritual journey, his approach in the kitchen, and what it’s like to go to his restaurant.

Life Lessons from the Poker Table

Psychologist and mindfulness meditator Maria Konnikova talks about what she learned about life, luck, and paying attention on her journey from complete novice to poker professional.

The Healing Power of the Truth

Playwright Eve Ensler’s book The Apology, written in her father’s voice, tells the story of the terrible abuse she suffered growing up. She talks to Andrea Miller about why it’s healing to tell the true story of your trauma.

Review: “Love and Rage”

We review "Love and Rage: The Path of Liberation through Anger" by Lama Rod Owens.

Review: “You Belong: A Call for Connection”

We review "You Belong: A Call for Connection" by Sebene Selassie.