When I first learned about loving-kindness or Metta practice, I thought it was a little weird.
Sitting still in the dark zendo and breathing with others is exactly what Natalie Goldberg needs. On this last night of the year, she wonders what this human life is all about.
It is hard to like a man who is loud and obnoxious. Bulldog was not only loud and obnoxious, he was big and strong as well.
His son has been cancer free for six years now, but for James Hanmer the meaning of Frosty the Snowman has changed forever.
The late Tibetan Buddhist nun Ani Trime developed this series of simple affirmations to teach people to plant seeds of positivity in their minds.
Shamatha meditation is the foundation of Buddhist practice. Lama Rod Owens teaches us a version from the Vajrayana tradition.
For December, we’re celebrating compassion on Lion’s Roar and in Shambhala Sun. Here, Norman Fischer says giving is the Buddha way.
Ephrat Livni reflects on years of spiritual study with the moon as her guide.
Are we all alone in this world or at one with everything? Nick Walser shines a spotlight on the paradoxical nature of loneliness.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Lion’s Roar magazine’s editorial assistant Haleigh Atwood explores the real meaning of kindness.