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Buddhist Sangha as Refuge for LGBTQ+ People

Pamela Ayo Yetunde reflects on the recent shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, sharing how Buddhists can work to create a community of refuge for LGBTQ+ people.

Psychedelic Insight

Psychedelics and spirituality—including more than a few Buddhist concepts and practices—are reuniting with science after decades of estrangement. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong on this new frontier in the study of mind.

How to Work With Anxiety: 3 Techniques For Lasting Change

Lion’s Roar’s Chris Pacheco outlines three main strategies for moving through feelings of anxiety. 

Interested in a Mindfulness Degree or Certificate? Here’s What to Expect

The study of mindfulness as an academic field is growing rapidly. Naomi Matlow shares some of what’s out there.

Destruction and Rebuilding: Two Years in the Life of a Tibetan Monk

Dhondup T. Rekjong shares the story of Geshe Tenzin Tsepak, a Tibetan monk who witnessed the destruction of Tibetan culture in the early 1980s and played a part in its rebuilding and revival.

Churning waves.

Pema Chödrön’s Three Methods for Working with Chaos

Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.

A Sacred Place

Photographer Chris Rainier has spent decades seeking out spiritual landscapes and religious sites on all seven continents. He’s come to understand what sacred really means.

The Way of Flowers

Joan Stamm on how the Japanese art of flower arranging taught her to appreciate her mother—and the seeds she planted in Stamm’s heart.

Cooked with Love

Arepas have been eaten in South America since pre-Columbian times. For Mariana Restrepo, they’re a reminder of all the hands that have fed and shaped her.

Yes, Never, Sometimes?

Buddhism doesn’t have just one thing to say about consuming alcohol and other intoxicants. In time for party season, we look at the surprising diversity of Buddhist views.

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