The July 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar celebrates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his important message to the world. Inside, you’ll find Pico Iyer’s look at how the Dalai Lama become one of the most admired moral leaders in the world; a teaching on kindness from the Dalai Lama himself; a profile of The Vagina Monologues‘s creator Eve Ensler; a look at the life, art, and Buddhism of jazz great Wayne Shorter; Buddhist book reviews; and much more.
The Dalai Lama
The Man and His Message to the World
Editorial / Welcome to the Issue
On the Side of Our Better Angels by Melvin McLeod
The Best of Who We Are
How did an obscure Buddhist monk become perhaps the most admired moral leader in the world? Pico Iyer says it’s because the man and his message show us the best of who we are as people.
Happiness is Helping Others
Being kind to others, teaches the Dalai Lama, is also the best way to be kind to yourself.
We Are All Brothers and Sisters: Platform for a Human Future
It’s easy to focus on the Dalai Lama’s engaging personality, but we have to listen to what he’s actually telling us. Jan Willis teases out the key points of His Holiness’ message to the world. Our future depends on it.
Meaningful Moments with the Dalai Lama
Five times he changed someone’s life.
- I Made the Dalai Lama Smile by Rima Fujita
- The Gift of His Presence by Julie Howell
- Alias Groucho Marx by Christi Cox
- Women Are the Leaders of the Future by Danielle LaPorte
- Brave, Humble, and Honest by Michael Imperioli
The Fierce Love of Eve Ensler
As creator of The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler changed the way the world regards women’s bodies. Then she started a global movement to stop violence against women. Now, she tells Lindsay Kyte about the long journey coming home to her own body.
The Inner Journey
Colin O’Brady talks about how meditation helped him bEcome the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
Wayne Shorter, Rogue Philosopher
Rod Meade Sperry looks at the life, art, and Buddhism of the jazz great.
Buddhism: The Next 40 Years
We continue our anniversary series looking at the important issues facing Buddhism. In this issue: Five Buddhist leaders on deepening our practice and study.
- Big Shout, Big Echo by Barbara Rhodes
- Why Meditation Isn’t Enough by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
- Deep Dharma for a Complex Time by Nisha R. Shah
- Words & Beyond Words by Judy Lief
- Dharma U by Daijaku Judith Kinst
From Where I Sit
Never Forget Is Now by Duncan Ryuken Williams
Share Your Wisdom
What does your home altar look like and why is it meaningful to you?
He’s Playing His Cards Right: Scott Wellenbach
This Dharma Life
The Handprint Left Behind by Vanessa Sasson
Bring a New Perspective to Arguments
Advice for Difficult Times
When Teachers Don’t Practice What They Preach by Tenku Ruff
Can I Love This Too? by Tynette Deveaux
How to Practice
RAIN Meditation by Emily Horn
Mutually Dependent? It Depends by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold
Buddhism by the Numbers: The 3 Doors of Liberation
FAQs: Facts of Buddha’s Life, Teacher Qualifications, Buddhist Grace
Who, What, Where: Zen
You’ll find more Dharma FAQs and other articles for your beginner’s mind here.
Meet a Teacher
Karen Maezen Miller
Hot off the press
Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up by Koshin Paley Ellison
We review Just Enough by Gesshin Claire Greenwood, Green Buddhism by Stephanie Kaza, Zen Beyond Mindfulness by Jules Shuzen Harris, and more.