Our March 2016 magazine is the first issue of Lion’s Roar (formerly Shambhala Sun), and it’s now available. (Read about our change from “Shambhala Sun” to “Lion’s Roar” here.) The premiere issue features 14 fascinating Buddhist teachers on its three-panel cover — and inside, too. Plus, it’s packed with people and stories sure to inspire you with real Buddhist wisdom for your life. Here’s a preview of what’s inside, with a few web exclusives you can check out right now.
Hear The Lions Roar
“The proclamation of the dharma,” the Buddha said, “is as fearless as a lion’s roar.” We asked the 14 teachers on our cover: What is the most important truth to proclaim in today’s troubled world? Hear them roar!
Freedom Is Possible
by Kate Johnson
Compassion Is Our Only Choice
by Norman Fischer
Attention Sets Us Free
by Sharon Salzberg
by Anam Thubten
by Reverend angel Kyodo williams
See the Truth Beyond Words
by Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara
by Lama Rod Owens
Practice As If the World Is on Fire
by Sylvia Boorstein
by Rebecca Li
We Are Responsible
by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold
The Heart Is Tender
by Gina Sharpe
Embrace Your Goodness
by Ethan Nichtern
We Walk the Path Together
by Larry Yang
The Path to Peace Is Free of Charge
by Josh Korda
Living the Lion’s Roar: How to Practice Fearlessness
At every stage of your path, says Chögyam Trungpa, the fearless proclamation of the truth cuts through ego. Are you ready to hear it?
Child of Nature
Inspired by 18-month-old Clea—and her friends Luna and Wawa—author William Powers and his family put nature at the center of their lives.
Free as a Bird in the Sky
From a transformative near-death experience to begging on the streets of India—Mingyur Rinpoche’s exclusive first account of his four years as a wandering yogi.
Online: Read a preview here.
How to Recognize Your Natural Awareness
Mingyur Rinpoche teaches us the main meditation practice he did during his retreat.
Put Your Compassion into Action
Philosopher Peter Singer and philanthropist Julia Wise talk with Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard about the innumerable benefits of altruism—for ourselves, our loved ones, and all beings.
How Sharon Salzberg Found Real Happiness
Facing her suffering head-on has made Sharon Salzberg one of today’s most relatable Buddhist teachers. Lindsay Kyte talks to Salzberg about her difficult life’s journey, establishing loving-kindness as a key practice in American Buddhism, and how we can all find real happiness.
…and, in the magazine’s front section, The Moment:
From Where I Sit
A Buddhist Cop’s Answer to the Policing Crisis, by Cheri Maples
No Cog in Someone Else’s Wheel: Remembering Jamie Zimmerman
Zen with Lightsabers: Dharma of Star Wars author Matthew Bortolin
Online: Watch an exclusive video discussion about Buddhism and Star Wars: The Force Awakens here.
Dharma, pop culture, and good-natured gossip. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Emma Watson, this issue’s Dharma-Burger, and more.
Heart & Mind
How to Have a (More) Buddhist Wedding, by James Ishmael Ford
This Dharma Life
The Long Path to Peace, by Shiri Barr, Stephen Fulder, and Aviv Tatarsky
Share Your Wisdom
What favorite music lyric reminds you of a Buddhist teaching?
By John Tarrant
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