Psychedelics and Spirituality: Exploring the Intersection at Psychedelic Science 2023

In June, the largest psychedelic conference in history, Psychedelic Science 2023, brought together a diverse group of experts to explore the scientific, therapeutic, and spiritual potential of psychedelics. Jason Moscow reports.

Hip-hop artist Born I releases new single dedicated to Thich Nhat Hanh

The new track "Om Mani Padme Hum (Tribute)" from hip-hop artist Born I is dedicated to the late Vietnamese Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh.

Tina Turner, dressed in a gold beaded dress, performs at the Musikhalle Hamburg in November 1972.

The Buddhist Path that Transformed Tina Turner

Tina Turner credited her Buddhist practice for her survival, success, and happiness. Following her passing, Donald Brackett looks at the legacy she leaves behind. 

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.

A hand holds a blue Catholic rosary.

Ruben Habito Interview: The Convergence of Catholicism and Zen

In both Catholicism and Zen, says Ruben Habito, there’s a stillness where no words are needed.

Buddhist Council of New York partners with Columbia University Buddhist Association to celebrate Vesak

On April 29, 150 people gathered at Columbia University’s Low Library celebrate Vesak.

Dani Shapiro: Dharma & Devotion

Dani Shapiro talks about being raised Orthodox Jewish, uncovering a decades-old family secret, and writing her new novel—her most spiritual work yet.

Chögyam Trungpa Digital Library at Naropa University launches with catalog of over 170 recorded teachings

The new Chogyam Trungpa Digital Library at Naropa University is offering an online archive of recorded teachings by the late Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in both audio, video, and transcript format.

Dakini Energy: Feminist-Buddhist Artist Michela Martello

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong profiles the inspiring feminist-Buddhist artist Michela Martello—her life, her work, and the dream that put her on the spiritual path.

Remembering Wayne Shorter, Rogue Philosopher (1933-2023)

Rod Meade Sperry looks at the life, art, and Buddhism of the jazz great Wayne Shorter.

Finding My Spiritual Home as a Muslim and Buddhist

Som Pourfarzaneh’s two religions are sometimes at odds. Can he practice both without losing the richness of either?

Psychedelic Insight

Psychedelics and spirituality—including more than a few Buddhist concepts and practices—are reuniting with science after decades of estrangement. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong on this new frontier in the study of mind.

Ultimately the Same

The historical Christ and Buddha lived and taught thousands of years ago, but their ultimate nature is always present. Renowned theologian Matthew Fox looks at buddhanature and the Cosmic Christ and how we can find them within us.

How Meditation Inspired Jazz Great John Coltrane

Zen teacher Sean Murphy looks back jazz icon John Coltrane and how meditation practice informed his monumental late-period work.

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.

Richard Gere on Tibet’s Gift of Love

Actor and activist Richard Gere talks about his teacher the Dalai Lama, the warm heart of the Tibetan people, and how humanity can benefit from the values of Tibetan culture.

Awakening with “A Love Supreme”

Rev. Dr. John Lee reflects on John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and how he learned to view the album as an example of awakening.

Right Remembering: An Antidote to Scapegoating’s Erasure

Lion's Roar associate editor Pamela Ayo Yetunde discusses "right remembering" and how it impacts our collective memory for George Floyd.

Historic ceremony sees ordination of 144 female monastics in Bhutan

The historic ceremony represents a celebratory moment for the future generations of the Tibetan lineage of bhikshunis.

Zen Priest and Author Ruth Ozeki wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for latest novel

Ozeki wins the Women’s Prize for Fiction for her fourth book, The Book of Form and Emptiness.