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5 Meditations You Can Do Right Now

You have everything you need to start a meditation practice: a mind, a body, and curiosity. Begin today with this collection of starter meditations.

Recognizing Clarity: A Dzogchen Meditation

Dzogchen master Tsoknyi Rinpoche shares a meditation to encourage clarity of mind. 

Who Am I?

Melissa Myozen Blacker teaches Koan practice of asking again and again, “Who am I?” Every time an answer arises set it aside. Eventually, answers stops coming, replaced by a feeling of profound wonder.

Awakening Compassion

Tonglen, teaches Pema Chödrön, is a method for awakening our compassion by breathing in suffering and breathing out relief. 

A Bridge to Daily Life

Gil Fronsdal teaches how to practice walking meditation, the bridge between your meditating mind and

Loving-Kindness for Yourself and Others

Kathleen McDonald teaches Loving-kindness, or Metta, the practice of wishing ourselves and others to be happy.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: Silent Illumination with Guo Gu

Buddhadharma editor Koun Franz in conversation with Chan teacher and author Guo Gu.


This Life, Which is Wonderful and Evanescent

Blanche Hartman explains one of the Buddha’s most significant teachings—impermanence—and discusses how it can bring great happiness.

Meet a Teacher: James Ishmael Ford

James Ishmael Ford gets personal with the Lion’s Roar readership.

Her Story

Tracy Franz reviews “The Complete Illustrated Guide to Zen,” “A Quiet Mind,” “River of Offerings,” and more.

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.