Are There Other Ways to Practice Meditation?

You can bring the mind of meditation to any experience. Konda Mason explains how.

Loving-Kindness: May All Beings Be Happy

Melvin Escobar teaches metta, a concentration practice to cultivate unconditional goodwill for all. In precarious times like these, it’s a way to listen to our hearts.

How to Practice Metta for a Troubled Time

Mushim Patricia Ikeda teaches us how to generate loving-kindness and good will as an antidote to hatred and fear.

Puzzle Solving as Meditation

Roberval Oliveira on why doing puzzles can deepen your meditation practice.

How to Do Walking Meditation

Arinna Weisman and Jean Smith shed light on a common yet often misunderstood meditative practice, via simple-to-follow instructions.

Loving-Kindness Meditation for All Beings & All Bodies

Metta meditation is healing and heart-opening. Arisika Razak leads us through the practice.

How to Create a Meditation Space 

No matter your living situation, you can have a place to practice. Yaotunde Obiora explains.

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How to Start a Home Meditation Practice

Zen teacher Norman Fischer proposes a two-week trial run to get your meditation practice started and looks at how to deal with some of the obstacles you may encounter.

Green Tara: You Are the Divine Feminine

No matter your gender identification, you can do Green Tara practice and help bring yourself—and the world—into balance. Lama Döndrup Drölma offers step-by-step instructions. Watch Lama Döndrup Drölma in Lion’s Roar’s upcoming free online event, “<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">The Women of Wisdom Summit.</a>”

3 Ways to Uncover Your Natural Awareness

Diana Winston on three ways to bring natural awareness into your mindfulness practice — and your life.

How to Practice Dream Yoga

When you develop lucidity in your dreams, you develop lucidity in your life. Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche on the practice of dream yoga.

The Four Highest Emotions

Ayya Khema on cultivating loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity.

Chanting for Buddhahood

Shodaigyo meditation combines silent sitting with chanting to the beat of a drum. Ryuei Michael McCormick on how to do this calming yet exhilarating practice.

A Jewish-Buddhist Practice for Well-Being

Darren Kleinberg teaches a Jewish-Buddhist practice for holding the whole universe in your heart.

Silent Illumination: The Method of No-Method

The practice is to be fully here, with this body and mind, in this space. Rebecca Li on silent illumination.

How to Practice Bearing Witness

A three-step practice to connect with and serve those who are suffering.

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The Magic Moment in Meditation

Sharon Salzberg explains how to practice basic breath meditation.

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The Ticking Watch Meditation to Overcome Negative Thoughts

Sensei Alex Kakuyo shares a practice to work with suffering by calming the mind one second at a time.

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He Gave Me the Best Advice

In the opening editorial of the November 2023 issue of Lion’s Roar, Associate Editor Mariana Restrepo shares the advice Mingyur Rinpoche gave her.

The Power of Tonglen

On the inbreath, says Judy Lief, take in what is bad, freeing others from it. On the outbreath, offer what is good.