Meditation master Mahasi Sayadaw presents his step-by-step instructions for the practice of insight meditation.
The oldest lineage of Buddhism, Theravada is known for sharing the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha. Building on this ancient lineage, Theravada today is innovative and diverse. Derek Pyle reports on the tapestry of communities that make up American Theravada.
Mushim Patricia Ikeda teaches us how to generate loving-kindness and good will as an antidote to hatred and fear.
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, Nikki Mirghafori, and Gyokei Yokoyama answer the question: “We are encouraged to dedicate the merit of our practice to all beings. It’s a beautiful idea, but what effect, if any, does it really have? And can you offer something you’re not sure you even have?”
Larry Yang takes an honest look at what it means to be a dharma teacher who hasn’t been, and doesn’t imagine ever being, enlightened.
Sharon Salzberg explains how to practice basic breath meditation.
When we think of love, we have ideas that are purely personal and, on the whole, quite fanciful. They are based in general on our desire to be loved, from which we expect fulfillment.
In a tense moment on a full plane, Ruth King gets a glimpse of the inner strength of equanimity.
For December, Lion’s Roar features teachings on a powerful practice: compassion. Here, Gina Sharpe offers a short introduction to generosity, explaining how it can be the beginning of the end of suffering.
Mushim Patricia Ikeda talks about dealing with physical pain in meditation.