You may fail to change the system, says Courtney E. Martin, but it’s a good failure if you’ve made life a little kinder or more beautiful.
Convert Buddhism has a class problem: it appeals mostly to a narrow demographic of well-off college graduates. Buddhist scholar Ann Gleig offers some class consciousness to help Buddhism drop the barriers and benefit many more people.
On Tuesday, Indian lawmakers made significant administrative changes to the contested region of Kashmir, India.
Arts & Culture
In this Lion’s Roar archive article, Rick Bass looks at Oliver’s poem “The Summer Day,” which asks, “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
In 1969, poet Gary Snyder wrote his “Smokey the Bear Sutra,” imagining Smokey as the Great Sun Buddha giving a discourse, in the style of a Buddhist sutra. Fifty years later, the message of the sutra continues to resonate.
The Pema Chödrön Foundation has granted the deed to the residential property that they purchased for Pema Chöling to the community.
Buddhist teacher Tsem Tulku died on September 4 after a long struggle with illness, according to a post on his Facebook page.
When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. If he touched it now, it would cry out in pain.
In this time of so much loss, says Joan Sutherland, we need to come to terms with grief.
In The Art of Simple Living, Shunmyo Masuno offers pithy tips on how to increase our feelings of well-being by making some seemingly small changes in how we approach life.
Lion’s Roar reviews “In Love with the World: A Monk’s Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying.”
Teachers & Centers
A panel of women teachers from different Buddhist traditions share their insights into being a female teacher and leader in today’s world.
For our 40th anniversary, Lion’s Roar is looking forward to the next 40 years of Buddhism over the course of six issues. In the second issue, Melvin McLeod looks at the importance of diversity in the development of modern Buddhism.