The September 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine features Buddhist wisdom to discover your basic wellness. Inside, you’ll find true stories of sickness, health, and the basic wellness that transcends them, a profile of Buddhist teacher Robert Thurman, Buddhist teachings on facing life’s challenges, and more.
The Healing Mind
Say Yes to the Rest by Lindsay Kyte
Being Well (Whether You’re Healthy or Not)
True stories of sickness, health, and the basic wellness that transcends them.
- The Heart Breaks by Minal Hajratwala
- My Best Chance by Natalie Goldberg
- Confusion Becomes Wisdom by Judy Lief
- The Wonder Years by Cary Groner
- Your Life Is Always All Right by Toni Bernhard
- Practice Is the Right Medicine by Jan Chozen Bays
- The Dalai Lama Gets Vaccinated by Barry Kerzin
The Buddha is compared to a doctor because he treated the suffering that ails all of us. His diagnosis and cure, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, is called the four noble truths.
How to Invoke the Medicine Buddha
David Michie teaches us a healing meditation to purify karma and cultivate well-being.
The Healing Power of Meditation
Jill Suttie reports on the benefits of meditation for our hearts, brains, immune systems, and more.
Scholar, activist, friend of the Dalai Lama, and all-around spokesperson for Buddhism: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong profiles Robert Thurman.
How to Face Life’s Challenges
The three Buddhist teachers featured at this year’s Lion’s Roar retreat teach us ways to work with whatever challenges life presents so we can benefit ourselves and others.
- Meeting Ourselves as We Are by Melissa Myozen Blacker
- Being Present with Suffering by Justin von Bujdoss
- It’s All Workable by Mushim Patricia Ikeda
Lindsay Kyte traces the history of the BCA—and the Japanese immigrant experience in America—through four generations of one family.
The Right Speech of Race
Racism festers when we don’t talk about it, says scholar Breeze Harper—even in progressive and spiritual communities. Andrea Miller reports.
Breeze Harper on the precarious balance of work and motherhood.
FROM WHERE I SIT
The Tragedy and Shame of Buddhist Terror by Hozan Alan Senauke
Guns to Shovels: Lead to Life
HEART & MIND
Zen Mind, Knitting Mind by Jennifer Urban-Brown
ADVICE FOR DIFFICULT TIMES
No One Like Me by Lama Rod Owens
THIS DHARMA LIFE
Force for Good by Jeff Eisenberg
HOW TO PRACTICE
Gathas by Zachiah Murray
SHARE YOUR WISDOM
How do you express your Buddhist practice through art and creativity?
Buddhism by the Numbers: The 12 Nidanas
FAQs: Sin, Death Books, Altars
Who, What, Where: Dipa Ma
You’ll find more Dharma FAQs and other articles for your beginner’s mind here.
MEET A TEACHER
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