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ARTICLES

Your Partner Disapproves?

A new meditator’s spouse disapproves of their newfound practice. Susan Piver, founder of The Open Heart Project, answers.

Say Yes to an Open Heart

Diana Winston reflects on the intertwining of mindfulness and compassion, as practiced with an open heart.

The Sutra That Saved Me

Nichiren practitioner Johnny Edward Dean Jr. reflects on how his daily practice and chanting the Odaimoku helped him navigate mental health challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to Practice Hugging Meditation

Nothing warms the heart like a loving hug. To make the experience even deeper and more healing, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us this practice of hugging meditation he created.

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How We Get Hooked and How We Get Unhooked

Shenpa is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief. To get unhooked we begin by recognizing that moment of unease and learn to relax in that moment.

“I Take Refuge in Amida Buddha”

The Pure Land is right here, right now, says Sensei Alex Kakuyo. Chanting the nembutsu can help you see that.

Lion’s Roar Foundation is hiring an Editor

The Lion’s Roar Foundation is seeking a full-time editor to write Buddhadharma’s next chapter.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: The Breath Is Your Partner with Trudy Goodman

Trudy Goodman talks about breath awareness, why it’s so important, and how to experience the true grounding power of mindfulness meditation.

May You Be Safe

As Barbara Gates struggles to protect her adventurous dog Tony from danger, she contemplates the deep aspiration at the heart of loving-kindness practice.

Disciplina y determinación en la meditación

Diego Garcia nos invita a mirar a fondo las razones por las cuales nos alejamos fácilmente de los buenos hábitos, y nos da consejos prácticos de como cultivar la disciplina y determinación en nuestra práctica de meditación. 

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7 Things the Buddha Never Said

Monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu, a trained translator of the Buddha’s words, reveals seven fake Buddha quotes he’s found. See if you’re not surprised.

Your Partner Disapproves?

A new meditator’s spouse disapproves of their newfound practice. Susan Piver, founder of The Open Heart Project, answers.

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