The March 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine features Buddhist insights on how meditation works, and why it’s so transformative. Inside, you’ll find teachings from Gaylon Ferguson, Kate Lila Wheeler, and Norman Fischer; a look at the dharma of online dating; a remembrance of the late Buddhist teacher Roshi Bernie Glassman; and much more.
How Meditation Works and Why It’s So Transformative
Meditation works with the mind — and mind is so much more than we think it is.
Editorial / Welcome to the Issue
40 More Years of Benefit by Ben Moore
Everything’s Made of Mind
All that we are and experience is mind, explains Norman Fischer. That mind is original enlightenment itself.
What Mind is Made of
Gaylon Ferguson breaks down the different components of consciousness and how they create your outer and inner world.
How Meditation Works (In My Life, Anyway)
Practice along as Kate Lila Wheeler takes us on her journey to becoming “a tender, flawed, slightly braver human being.”
Black & Buddhist In America
Fourteen leading African American teachers talk about the joys and hard realities of being black and Buddhist in America today.
Zen is All of Life: Remembering Bernie Glassman
Andrea Miller on the extraordinary life of Roshi Bernie Glassman, the innovative Zen teacher who broke open our ideas of what Buddhism could be.
Right Swiping: The Dharma of Online Dating
Lindsay Kyte follows her friend Alicia as she navigates the world of online dating with advice from two Buddhist relationship experts.
Buddhism: The Next 40 Years
To celebrate Lion’s Roar’s 40th anniversary, we look ahead to the next 40 years. In this issue we ask: What message or Buddhist teaching will be of most benefit?
- Let’s Just Call It Love by Jack Kornfield
- Heal the Wounds and Trauma by Noliwe Alexander, Devin Berry, Rosetta Saunders, and DaRa Williams
- You Already Have What You’re Looking For by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
- Tools to Wake Up and Grow Up by Krista Tippett
- Meet the Blue Dragon by John Tarrant
FROM WHERE I SIT
Will We Open the Door or Close It? by Serene Jones
ADVICE FOR DIFFICULT TIMES
Time to Say Goodbye by Trudy Goodman
Silencing Your Inner Critic by Lilly Greenblatt
THIS DHARMA LIFE
How to Make a Spectacular Mistake by Anita Feng
Was There a Fifth Noble Truth? by Richard Salomon
HOW TO PRACTICE
Chanting by Mark Unno
SHARE YOUR WISDOM
Is Buddhism Helping You Keep Up Hope?
Buddhism by the Numbers: The 4 Brahmaviharas
FAQs: Karma, Breathing while Meditating, Malas
Who, What, Where: Naropa University
You’ll find more Dharma FAQs and other articles for your beginner’s mind here.
MEET A TEACHER
Sensei Dorothy Dai-En Friedman
We review Ecodharma by David R. Loy, Matters of Vital Interest by Eric Lerner, Where’s Buddha? by Marisa Aragón Ware, and more.