“Never forget is now,” is the slogan of Japanese Americans who see the injustice of WWII internment repeated in the detention of migrants today. Both are rooted, says Duncan Ryuken Williams, in the definition of who is an American and who is not.
In the July 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar, five people share their meaningful moments with the Dalai Lama. Here, Danielle LaPorte recalls her meeting with His Holiness.
In the opening editorial of the July 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine, editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod reflects on the moral narratives of today’s world.
Arts & Culture
“People find out who they are by writing,” says Maryland poet laureate Grace Cavalieri. At 86, Cavalieri tells Haleigh Atwood, she’s still writing.
John Malkin talks to musician Jarboe about the influence of Buddhism in her work.
Ajahn Brahm performed the first Theravada nun ordination in Australia and the first in the Thai Forest Tradition.
Liberate Meditation features a collection of talks and guided meditations from Buddhist teachers of color.
These short verses bring awareness, peace, and joy to simple activities, and remind us that Earth provides us with precious gifts every day.
A collection of teachings from, profiles on, and conversations with LGBTQ folks in Buddhism.
Andrea Miller reviews “Just Enough: Vegan Recipes and Stories from Japan’s Buddhist Temples” by Gesshin Claire Greenwood.
Mark Unno reviews “American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War” by Duncan Williams.
Teachers & Centers
A group of prominent Buddhist nuns has asked the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) to launch an independent, third-party investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Tibetan Buddhist teacher Dagri Rinpoche.
A new report from Religion News Service details financial troubles facing the Shambhala Buddhist community in the wake of revelations of sexual misconduct by the head of Shambhala, Sakyong Mipham and several teachers in the community.