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Garry Shandling as the titular character on The Larry Sanders Show.

The Mindful Comedy of Garry Shandling

Rod Meade Sperry takes a look at Garry Shandling’s lesser known spiritual side and life as a student of Buddhism.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: Anti-Asian Violence Is an Attack On Us All by Cristina Moon and Talking with Sensei Dorothy Dai En Friedman

This episode of The Lion’s Roar Podcast features Zen priest Cristina Moon and Sensei Dorothy Dai En Friedman.

Seasons of Awakening

Joan Sutherland shares why we must learn to trust the ebbs and flows of awakening — agreeing to all of its seasons and tides.

Buddhist Churches of America bishop releases “Reflection on the Rise of Asian Hate Crimes”

Why can’t the rest of the world see the world of oneness that we are taught in Buddhism?” asks Rev. Marvin Harada.

Confronting Gun Violence: What Can Buddhists Offer, Really?

Rod Meade Sperry looks at how we can contribute to a world with less suffering.

Anti-Asian Violence Is an Attack on Us All

Separation is the true root of the alarming rise in anti-Asian violence today, writes Korean American Zen priest Cristina Moon. 

Kids and the Climate Crisis

Mary Ray Cate offers parents these Buddhist principles to help children with their fears about climate change.

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.

Finding Myself in the Garden

Valerie Brown returns to gardening to recover her broken spirit, and discovers what really grows in a garden is love.

4 Better Ways to Relate to Money

There’s a lot of neurosis around the subject of money. Financial expert Spencer Sherman on

Simply Satisfying

Forget the complexities of “haute cuisine.” Sometimes a simple, homey ingredient, fresh andwell-prepared, is what Elissa Altman craves.

On Transgender Day of Visibility, A Call to Protect Trans Youth

On Monday, Arkansas passed a bill that prohibits gender-affirming health care for transgender youth. Ray Buckner responds.