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Am I trying too hard in meditation?

In the November 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine, 14 Buddhist teachers answer the most frequently asked questions about challenges on the spiritual path. Here, Tenku Ruff examines finding the balance between trying too hard and too little in meditation practice.

Green Tara: Feel Her Wisdom and Love

A fully enlightened female buddha, Tara is the actuality of compassion and wisdom. Meditating on her, says Lama Palden Drolma, can awaken our own buddhanature.

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.

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How to Start a Home Meditation Practice

Zen teacher Norman Fischer proposes a two-week trial run to get your meditation practice started and looks at how to deal with some of the obstacles you may encounter.

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.

John Perry Barlow and bell hooks

bell hooks and John Perry Barlow talk “prana in cyberspace”

A 1995 conversation between digital activist and lyricist John Perry Barlow — who died on February 7, 2018 — and social theorist bell hooks.

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Help When Your Heart Breaks

Caring for people who are suffering is a loving, even heroic calling, but it takes a toll. Roshi Joan Halifax teaches this five-step program to care for yourself while caring for others.

The Institute of Buddhist Studies: Forming Spiritual Leaders

How the oldest Buddhist seminary in the United States brings Buddhist practices into the 21st century.

To Save the World We Must Come Out of Hiding

When the suffering of the world knocks at our door, says Singhashri Gazmuri, we must be courageous enough to open it.

Trane of No-Thought: How Meditation Inspired Jazz Great John Coltrane

Zen teacher Sean Murphy looks back jazz icon John Coltrane and how meditation practice informed his monumental late-period work.

Despertando a tu mundo

A lo largo de tu día puedes hacer una pausa, tomar un descanso de tus pensamientos habituales, y despertar a la magia y la vastedad del mundo alrededor de ti. Pema Chödrön dice que este tipo de práctica de atención plena fácil y espaciosa es lo más importante que podemos hacer con nuestras vidas.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: That Bird Has My Wings book review and The Buddhist Enneagram with Susan Piver

Susan Piver applies Buddhist principles to a well-known typology of personality types. Then, a review of Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club selection, That Bird Has My Wings by imprisoned Buddhist author Jarvis Jay Masters.

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