How to Talk It Out

Honest, loving communication is the key to healthy relationships. Sister Chan Khong offers a four-part practice for skillfully sharing our thoughts and feelings with each other.

What Really Makes Us Happy

As a Buddhist teacher, psychiatrist, and leading researcher, Dr. Robert Waldinger studies life from three very different perspectives. But he says they all come to the same basic conclusion about what really makes our lives happy and meaningful, and what doesn’t.

Pema Chödrön’s Wisdom for Waking Up to Your World

Pema Chödrön shares why the simple practice of taking a break from our usual thoughts is the most important thing we can do with our lives.

Mindfulness as a Path to Healing and Belonging for Immigrants

Lorena Saavedra Smith reflects on how mindfulness helped her navigate challenges through the process of immigrating from Perú to the United States, advocating for the importance of culturally sensitive and inclusive mindfulness practice spaces. 

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.

How to Make a Spectacular Mistake

You’re going to make one anyway, says Anita Feng. So why not go big? You might end up with something more beautiful than perfection.

What Does It Mean to Be a Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Practitioner?

Over the last decade, there’s been an increased awareness of the adverse effects of trauma in the mindfulness and meditation discourse. Naomi Matlow explains.

Interested in a Mindfulness Degree or Certificate? Here’s What to Expect

The study of mindfulness as an academic field is growing rapidly. Naomi Matlow shares some of what's out there.

Pouring Tea

Thich Nhat Hanh shares how to transform your afternoon cup of tea into a series of mindful actions.

Choosing to be Healthy

Lifestyle habits can hopefully be viewed in a more positive context than the nagging shoulds" that we wrestle with daily."

Watering the Seeds of Happiness

Not all habits are bad. Happiness is a habit too, says Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Here’s how you can make it grow.

Don’t I Know You?

When we overlook the strangers among us, we miss the chance to connect to people as they are, free of the usual ways we judge them.

5 Ways to Make the World Better Through Facebook

Karen Maezen Miller gives us tools to engage with our fellow Facebookers in ways that benefit us all.

Authentic Love

Sumi Loundon Kim weighs in on seeing and communicating clearly in love and marriage.

Dan Harris is 10% Happier

Network anchor Dan Harris keeps his Buddhism real. His bestselling book and popular app offer down-to-earth wisdom and achievable goals. As Harris tells Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, he wants to help bring meditation from the fringes to the mainstream.

Robert Waldinger.

Zen priest, Harvard researcher explains the secret to a “good life”

What makes a good life? In this moving TED Talk, Zen priest and Harvard researcher Robert Waldinger answers that question based on 75 years of data.

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When Plans Go Awry, Eat the Blame

Have your plans ever worked out exactly as you’d hoped? Toni Bernhard explains how to dance through life's complications.

Making the Right Choice as a Consumer

Daniel Goleman says the key to becoming a socially engaged consumer is to be mindful at the moment we’re deciding whether to buy something. Knowing the full range of its impacts is one of the best things we can do for ourselves and for the Earth.

Mindfulness, Love, and Relationships: Sylvia Boorstein’s “We Are All Wayfarers”

It's very easy to get annoyed, particularly with our loved ones. I've been married to someone for fifty-three years and in a close relationship with him for fifty-six. Sometimes that person makes a stupid remark that hurts my feelings, doesn't know he did it, and barrels right on.