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Learn to wake up from negative patterns and transform habits into healthy practices

Register today for free admission to the Transcending Habit Summit and take advantage of 3 days of inspiring Buddhist teachings and guided practices to help free yourself from life’s ruts.

We all have habits. Some habits are beneficial, but others, like negative thinking, self-criticism, self-doubt, insecurity, addiction, and obsessive worrying, are not. They account for much of our unhappiness.

You are not a slave to your habitual patterns.

This groundbreaking free online Summit gives you the keys to unshackle yourself from the habits that make life harder. And it shows you how to replace bad habits with new ones, like practices that can help free you from negative patterns and cultivate positive habits that lead to happiness.

Plus, download 5 Essential Teachings on Working with Habitual Patterns instantly when you sign up.

Totalling more than 12 hours of encouragement and inspiration, you’ll receive insightful Buddhist teachings and practical guidance that will help you:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of what habits are, how they form, and how you can change them
  • Apply meditation as an antidote to unhelpful thinking and behavior
  • Transform painful emotions and habits—changing what we often think of as “enemy” into positive energy
  • Calm your inner critic and be kinder to yourself
  • Create positive new practices that can transform negative thinking into self-compassion, openness, and equanimity


We hope you will join us November 8–10 for this very special opportunity to get off the wheel of habit.

A selection of past events

Embrace Change Online Summit (June 2019)

18 teachers, 14 guided meditations, 10+ hours of teachings.

Black American Buddhists on Activism and Community (July 2019)

With DaRa Williams, Kamilah Majied, Willie Mukei Smith

Real Change: How Spirituality Can Power Activism (May 2019)

With Sharon Salzberg, Serene Jones, Lydia Mason

Spiritual Authority: Its Abuses and Uses (March 2019)

With Gina Sharpe, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Dr. Pilar Jennings

Power & Heart: Black and Buddhist in America

Two panels of leading Buddhist teachers took questions about what it means to be a black Buddhist in America today.

A Lion’s Roar Buddhist Retreat: Facing Life’s Challenges (2018)

Mushim Patricia Ikeda; Lama Justin von Bujdoss; Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi

Lion’s Roar Annual Retreat: Boundless Love (2017)

Sylvia Boorstein; Geoffrey Shugen Arnold; Pema Khandro Rinpoche

Lion’s Roar & Buddhafest: Online Film Festival (2016)

Lion’s Roar Annual Retreat: Finding Freedom from Painful Emotions (2016)

Karen Maezen Miller; Anyen Rinpoche; Josh Korda

Waking Up in Every Moment (2015)

Sylvia Boorstein; Tsoknyi Rinpoche; Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi

What the Buddhists Teach Conference: Love & Intimacy (2014)

What the Buddhists Teach Conference: Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster (2013)

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