Chinese legend has it that if a carp swims up a waterfall, it transforms into a dragon. Be like that carp, says Koshin Paley Ellison. Throw your whole self into waking up.
In our Weekend Reader newsletter, Rod Meade Sperry explores Buddhist wisdom for ditching negative habits.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama takes an in-depth look at how we can work with anger and hatred in our practice.
How do we take the sting out of loneliness? Toni Bernhard suggests friendliness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity.
What do you want to be for Halloween? Who do you want to be in life? Ira Sukrungruang on the costumes we wear.
Elizabeth Monson invites us to consider how the natural world can do far more than provide us with a peaceful environment for meditation.
Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion.
You have enlightened nature, says Pema Khandro Rinpoche. If you truly know that, you’ll always be kind to yourself.
In our Weekend Reader newsletter, Lion’s Roar’s deputy editor Andrea Miller shares the important lessons Pema Chödrön has taught her.
In our Weekend Reader newsletter, LionsRoar.com editor Sam Littlefair explores how the right question can illuminate the path.