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.

Anything Can Be Practice

Associate Editor Noel Alumit introduces the March 2024 issue.

How to Apologize When You Say the Wrong Thing

René Rivera on how to have empathy for the person you’ve hurt—and yourself.

James Lynch: Descendant of the Strongest of the Strong 

James Lynch on why he practices not just for himself, but also for his ancestors and all beings.

Watercolor illustrations of a parent and child playing with a kite while a butterfly flies above

How to Talk to Kids About Death

When a loved one dies, grown-ups don’t always know what to say to kids. Gail Silver has helpful tips based on Buddhist teachings.

I’m the Aunty Now!

For Mihiri Tillakaratne, “aunty” is a verb. It’s what she does to support and shape her community.

The Taste of Longing 

Do you painfully flip-flop between indulging and resisting your cravings? Lisa Ernst on how to find freedom.

New Frontiers in Contemplative Science

A new generation of scientists is studying the effects of spiritual practice on body and mind. Barry Boyce reports on what they’re learning.

Lion’s Roar March 2024 Book Reviews

You don’t have to be perfect to create positive change. Jessica Little reviews eight inspiring new books.

The Four Givings

Buddhism’s four immeasurables aren’t just states of mind we can achieve, says Venerable Hui Cheng. They’re gifts we can give to others.