The Power of Mindfulness

Diana Winston on how to use the tools of mindfulness to work with negative patterns like shame, guilt, and self-criticism that stand in the way of caring for and liking yourself.

Honoring Those Who Came Before Me

Alisa Dennis on why she honors ancestors—spiritual and biological, human and animal, water and wind.

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How to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

This basic mindfulness meditation from Zen teacher James Ishmael Ford offers a great practice to start your day.

Cómo cultivar la resiliencia en tiempos difíciles

Shauna Shapiro explica cómo afrontar las emociones difíciles, volver a centrarse y encontrar la calma.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Walking Meditation

The late Thich Nhat Hanh emphasized the practice of mindful walking as a profound way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth. Read on and learn how to breathe, take a mindful step, and come back to your true home.

8 Practical Guidelines for Mindful Parenting

Taking care of the little (and not-so-little ones) can be a challenge, but that doesn't mean that "mindful parenting" has to be an oxymoron. Here then are some simple tips from Karen Maezen Miller.

The Immeasurable Beauty of Queerness

Taryn Stickrath-Hutt shares her journey as a queer woman and Jodo Shinshu Buddhist, drawing inspiration from the infinite light of Amida Buddha.

Becoming Older & Wiser

As you age, says Judy Lief, you can discover your true nature — timeless and luminous.

5 Ways to Get into the Meditation Habit

There’s nothing like the benefit of a regular meditation practice, and there’s no better time to do it than now. Zen Buddhist A. Jesse Jiryu Davis on five ways you can make meditation a helpful part of your daily routine.

Watch: Berkeley Zen Center abbot Hozan Alan Senauke gives first talk after heart attack

In his first dharma talk since being hospitalized last year, Hozan Alan Senauke shared his gratitude and insights on the value of practice in difficult times with the Berkeley Zen Center community.

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How to Practice Walking Meditation

Leslie Booker offers step-by-step instruction.

Dani Shapiro: dharma y devoción

Dani Shapiro habla de su crianza como judía ortodoxa, su descubrimiento de un secreto familiar de hace décadas y su nueva novela: su obra más espiritual hasta la fecha.

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What to Say When Someone Dies

Avoid pat expressions, says Valerie Brown. What a grieving person needs is loving presence.

Insight Meditation: Present, Open & Aware

Emily Horn on how to discover the peace and awakening in every moment.

Finding Shelter in Simplicity

Hilary Smith had no electricity, no running water, no locks. She had everything she needed.

How to Find Freedom from Your Inner Critic

Do you criticize your own meditation practice? Rachel Goldsmith Turow on how to sit with yourself without judgement.

Will You Still Need Me?

In time, says Norman Fischer, we learn the true value of friends, family, and spiritual community.

Books in Brief: July 2024

Jessica Little reviews eight new books for the July 2024 issue of <em>Lion's Roar</em>.

The Present Tense: Poet Laureate Ada Limón

Poetry, like meditation, isn’t about doing or accomplishing. It’s about feeling what it means to be alive, in this moment. Lion’s Roar’s Mariana Restrepo talks with the poet laureate Ada Limón.