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.
Musician and visual artist Laurie Anderson has lent her voice to perhaps her most outwardly Buddhism-influenced project yet.
Thich Nhat Hanh says that mindfulness shows us the suffering of life and connects us with compassion.
Thrash metal band Sacred Reich is releasing its first album in 23 years, and it comes with some heavy Buddhist themes.
“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.
In his new novel, “The Perfume Burned His Eyes,” actor and writer Michael Imperioli imagines a teenage boy’s friendship with Lou Reed.
We are all one and the same. This is the experience of Zen. So teaches Shodo Harada Roshi in his book of original calligraphies.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com editor Sam Littlefair reflects on the Buddhist themes in The Matrix, 20 years after the film’s release.