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The Dharma of Dinosaurs (and Other Cool Stuff)

From paleontology to astrophysics, four scientists talk to Andrea Miller about their search for truth — scientific and spiritual.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: Mindfulness, Work, and Deepening Your Practice with Beth Wallace

This episode of The Lion’s Roar Podcast features our own Beth Wallace, a certified mindfulness teacher and longtime practitioner of the dharma.

Does a Dog Have Buddhanature?

Koun Franz ponders the famous koan and the Zen master’s enigmatic answer (it’s not woof).

Commentary: It’s Time to Defund the Causes of Suffering

Following the police killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, Constance Kassor examines how calls to defund the police can be linked to the Buddhist call to eradicate causes of suffering.

Be Free of Suffering

Pema Chödrön offers a bodhicitta practice for generating love and compassion for all human beings.

Truth in Fiction

Pico Iyer loves reading spiritual books, but he’s found just as much good dharma in the books of three favorite novelists.

The Man Who Found the Flow

“What is happiness?” asked psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He found it in a state of mind beyond results and rewards and called it “the flow.”

Funie Hsu and Chenxing Han Discuss “May We Gather” Ceremony

Lion’s Roar associate editor Nancy Chu spoke with Funie Hsu and Chenxing Han about “May We Gather,” a memorial ceremony held by Buddhist leaders in the face of rising anti-Asian American violence across the U.S.

“May We Gather” Buddhist memorial ceremony offers Asian American community space to heal

Lion’s Roar associate editor Mihiri Tillakaratne reports on “May We Gather,” the national Buddhist memorial Ceremony for Asian American ancestors.

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All About May 4th’s National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony for Asian American Ancestors

How to watch a replay of Tuesday night’s moving event, PLUS: a helpful selection of some of Lion’s Roar’s best recent coverage of the Asian American Buddhist experience.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: Thubten Chodron / Talking Dharma Relief with Guo Gu

Featuring Ven. Thubten Chodron’s “Four Rules at the Center of the Universe,” and Chan teacher Guo Gu.