Transgender Buddhist Ray Buckner on Creating Space for Difference in Sanghas

Transgender Buddhist Ray Buckner on Creating Space for Difference in Sanghas

This episode of The Lion’s Roar Podcast features Ray Buckner, a transgender activist, academic, and author.

Demons and Ghosts Visualization with Lama Justin Von Bujdoss

Lama Justin Von Bujdoss, the first-ever Buddhist chaplain at Rikers Island Prison, shares a visualization practice inspired by the traditional practice in Vajrayana Buddhism called chöd, where you find strength by opening your heart to the demons and ghosts that haunt you, and defeat them through compassion.

Black Buddhist Konda Mason and The Gathering II

The Buddhist teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center talks about what came out of The Gathering II, five days of dharma talks, meditation, workshops, and panel discussions by and for Black Americans on the Buddhist path, held at Spirit Rock in October.

Sacred Reich’s Buddhist Metal Album with Phil Rind

Sacred Reich’s Buddhist Metal Album with Phil Rind

Rod Meade Sperry talks to Sacred Reich's Phil Rind.

Death Meditation and MARANASATI 19111

With music from her debut album, composer and multi-instrumentalist Nina Keith shares her process of producing experimental classical music with found sounds and rented instruments from her bedroom in Philadelphia. An album that depicts her journey through the past to uncover childhood memories and what she’s learned from death meditation.

Two Deep Breaths Practice with Cyndi Lee and How to Meditate

Cyndi Lee, Buddhist and teacher of movement and self-care, shares a brief practice to help you get grounded when life is overwhelming. Lion’s Roar Editor Rod Meade Sperry shares a quick guide to meditation for beginners.

Joanna Macy / Bhikkhu Bodhi / Mark Ovland

We discuss the intersections of environmental activism and Buddhist practice in the third episode of the Lion's Roar Podcast.

Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams on Love and Radical Dharma

Zen priest and black queer feminist Rev. angel Kyodo williams on compassion, liberation and Radical Dharma.

Tim Ryan / What is Zen? / Sylvia Boorstein

We talk Zen, "Zen politics," and samurai, in the first episode of the Lion's Roar Podcast.