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The Creative Force: In Conversation with Novelist Ruth Ozeki

Nancy Chu talks to Ruth Ozeki about her creative process, the power of grief, and what it’s like growing up mixed-race in America.

Goodbye and Good Journey

Buddhist funeral traditions around the world help both the dead and their loved ones let go and move on.

Birth and Death in Every Breath

When we practice mindfulness of breath, says Judy Lief, we connect to the reality that birth and death are happening in every moment.

Hero for Our Time

TV character Ted Lasso embodies what we need right now: goodness. In a world of antiheroes, says Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, he just wants to make us better people.

My Private Cineplex

The writer’s job, says Pico Iyer, is to watch his moods and thoughts, as captivating yet passing as the seasons, and decide which are worth sharing.

Gifts from Beyond

When Holly Stocking discovers an unopened present from her late husband, she contemplates what it really means to be gone — and the things he’s still giving her.

Free “Dalai Lama Compassion Summit” now underway from Lion’s Roar and Tibet House

This five-day free online event brings together 20 renowned spiritual leaders, scientists, and activists to share and discuss the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion.

Practice Is the Right Medicine

This, says Jan Chozen Bays, is the healing power of practice: we release our fear, transform our unskillfulness, and discover our kindest selves.

5 Reasons to Meditate

The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: Ted Lasso, Dogen, and Death

Editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod, deputy editor Andrea Miller, and associate editor Ross Nervig talk about the latest issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.

Reclaiming Our So-Called “Cultural Baggage”

Asian American Buddhist communities have for years been dismissed by “convert” Buddhists for carrying “cultural baggage.” Nalika Gajaweera says the response should not be to let it go but to claim it as a mark of cultural responsibility.

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