The January 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine features Buddhist techniques for being kinder to yourself and everyone else. Inside, you’ll find teachings from Pema Khandro Rinpoche, Lama Rod Owens, and Mushim Patricia Ikeda; a deep relaxation practice from Sister Chan Khong; a profile of Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara; and much more.
Kindness: Life’s Magic Elixir
Editorial / Welcome to the Issue
What Does It Mean to Be Kind? by Haleigh Atwood
A Kinder World Begins with You
Using traditional metta practice as a guide, six Buddhist teachers offer practical wisdom for being kinder to yourself, your loved ones, and everyone else.
- Be Kind to Yourself by Pema Khandro Rinpoche
- Be Kind to Your Loved Ones by Lama Rod Owens
- Be Kind to Neutral People by Norman Fischer
- Be Kind to Difficult People by Karen Maezen Miller
- Be Kind to Everyone by Melissa Myozen Blacker
- How to Practice Loving-Kindness Meditation by Mushim Patricia Ikeda
Kindness Changes Everything
True stories about the power of kindness.
- After the Storm by Rachel Neumann
- Strangers No More by Shahara Godfrey
- We Marched Singing & Dancing by Kyle Lemle
- Be Kindness by Noliwe Alexander
- Tender Heroes by Seiho Mudo Morris
The Buddha Was Here
On a pilgrimage to India, Andrea Miller connects with the flesh-and-blood Buddha. His humanity, she finds, is more inspiring than any legend. It means awakening is possible for all of us.
The Dharma Was Built on These Bricks
Andrea Miller visits the ruins of Nalanda, the great university where much of what we know today as Buddhism was developed.
It Takes a Village Zendo: Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara’s Search for Connection
A lifelong outsider, Pat Enkyo O’Hara leads a warm and engaged Zen community in New York’s Greenwich Village. Lindsay Kyte profiles one of Buddhism’s leading woman teachers.
The Family That Meditates Together…
It’s not easy, but getting your family to meditate could be the best thing you do as a parent.
Gail Silver on how to interest your kids in breathing, seeing, and being.
Life, Death, and Love
Artist and writer Susan MacLeod observes the foibles, humor, and caring of life in a nursing home. There, she and her mother finally came to know each other.
FROM WHERE I SIT
No One Owns the Earth by David R. Loy
Educating Himalayan Children: Shirley Blair
Heart & mind
How to Cultivate Your Beginner’s Mind by Ezra Bayda
ADVICE FOR DIFFICULT TIMES
Healthy Self or No Self? by Barry Magid
The Joy of Crying by Sam Littlefair
THIS DHARMA LIFE
A Toast to Paying Attention! by Dan Zigmond
Actions Speak Louder Than Worldviews by Thanissaro Bhikku
HOW TO PRACTICE
Deep Relaxation by Sister Chan Khong
SHARE YOUR WISDOM
How does Buddhism inform your parenting?
Buddhism by the Numbers: The 3 Marks of Existence
FAQs: Safe Communities, Emptiness vs. Nothingness, Books for POCs
Who, What, Where: Who, What, Where: Tara
You’ll find more Dharma FAQs and other articles for your beginner’s mind here.
MEET A TEACHER
Our Staff Picks
Lion’s Roar staff picks their favorite books of 2018.
We review The Compassionate Kitchen by Thubten Chodron, Love for Imperfect Things by Haemin Sunim, Aging for Beginners by Ezra Bayda, with Elizabeth Hamilton, and more.