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Cultivate mindfulness, loving-kindness, and positive change for yourself and our world with wise guidance from 15 renowned spiritual teachers and activists.

Join Us for this Free 5-Day Online Summit.

Faced with uncertainty, pain, grief, and anxiety, it can feel tempting to shut down and close off. But more than ever, this moment is a call to action to re-awaken our innate courage, compassion, and resilience. It’s time for us all to re-open our hearts.

Join 15 renowned meditation teachers, spiritual leaders, and social activists over 5 days for insightful teachings and helpful practices to pause, listen, and awaken our hearts and minds as we look to a shared future based on wisdom and compassion.

This timely event offers a special opportunity amid our collective crises–not least of all this time of national protest addressing racial injustice and social inequality–to reflect deeply and re-open our hearts to a path of positive change for ourselves and the world. 

Sign up for free to explore dozens of video teachings, guided meditations, and reflection exercises offered on five key themes:

  1. Re-Awakening Starts with You
  2. Re-Awakening from Fears and Challenges
  3. Re-Awakening Our Connection to Others
  4. Re-Awakening in the Light of Covid-19
  5. Re-Awakening to All Beings and Our Planet

We hope you will join us for this special opportunity to practice and reflect together on the path of mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion.

Learn more and sign up free

A selection of past events

In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh (Mar. 25–29, 2020)

Cultivate joy and transform suffering with wisdom from leading teachers in the Plum Village tradition.

Transcending Habit Online Summit (November 2019)

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

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

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