The May 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar features network anchor Dan Harris on the cover, asking the question: Could you be 10% happier? Inside, you’ll find a profile of Harris, detailing his journey toward Buddhist practice; a hugging meditation from Thich Nhat Hanh; Cyndi Lee’s five practices for self-caring; the dharma of online dating; Buddhist books for kids; and much more.
Could you be 10% Happier?
Yes, says network anchor Dan Harris — and Buddhism can help.
When All Our Voices Are Heard by Lindsay Kyte
Network anchor and Buddhist Dan Harris’ best-selling book and popular app offer real-world wisdom and achievable goals. As Harris tells Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, he wants to help bring meditation from the fringes to the mainstream.
The Joy of Self-Caring
Self-care isn’t just treating yourself to chocolates or bubble baths. Real self-caring, says Cyndi Lee, is a practice. It’s how you show yourself the love and compassion you deserve.
Only Nirvana Is More Beautiful
Andrea Miller visits the ancient artistic wonder known as the Ajanta Caves. As an inscription inside says, it’s best to attain nirvana, but second best is living in beauty.
Buddhism? There’s an App for That
Sam Littlefair looks at apps with a Buddhist bent that offer teachings and meditation tips.
In the finale of our story on the dharma of online dating, Alicia moves from swiping matches to real-life dates, with advice from Buddhist relationship experts Melvin Escobar and Yael Shy. Lindsay Kyte meddles.
Loving-Kindness Practice for Online Dating
“May we not be attached to the way we looked ten years ago,” and other aspirations.
The Beautiful Negative Ions of Governance
Anne Waldman offers a poem of hope to Jared Polis (and the country) at his inauguration as the new governor of Colorado.
Buddhism: The Next 40 Years
We continue our anniversary series looking at the important issues facing Buddhism in the next 40 years. In this issue: Diversity.
- The Invisible Majority by Chenxing Han
- From “Other” to Others by Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara
- Beyond the Upper Middle Way by Ann Gleig
- Tools to Wake Up and Grow Up by Krista Tippett
- The Infrastructure of Inclusion by Crystal Johnson
FROM WHERE I SIT
Friends, Not Food by Bob Isaacson
SHARE YOUR WISDOM
Do you practice Buddhism together with another faith?
heart & mind
5 Ways to Make the World Better Through Facebook by Karen Maezen Miller
THIS DHARMA LIFE
Monks Have It Easy by Andrea Miller
The Kindness of Others
ADVICE FOR DIFFICULT TIMES
Our Beloved Enemies by Sylvia Boorstein
Grandma’s Riddle by Megumi Yoshida
HOW TO PRACTICE
Hugging Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh
The Power of Repentance by Konjin Gaelyn Godwin
Buddhism by the Numbers: 4 Tibetan Schools
FAQs: Different Color Robes, One-Pointedness, Buddhist Books for Kids
Who, What, Where: Bhante Suhita Dharma
You’ll find more Dharma FAQs and other articles for your beginner’s mind here.
MEET A TEACHER
Lama Tsultrim Allione
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