From the Beginner’s Mind department of Lion’s Roar magazine. Have you ever wondered about that bib-like garment that Zen priests and some lay practitioners wear around their necks? (It was also worn by three people on the cover of the first issue of Lion’s Roar.) Called a rakusu, it’s a miniature version of the Buddha’s […]
We all recognize monkey mind—that wild mind going in more than one direction at a time, swinging from one branch of thought to the next. It wants the next banana, the next big thing, the next small thing. It wants to keep moving. Monkey mind likes texting and online gaming. It’s the mind that likes […]
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Our editor-in-chief explains how our magazine’s new name reflects shifts in the vast and varied world of American Buddhism.
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Pramana as defined by Andy Karr, a Buddhist teacher in the Vajrayana tradition.
Karen Maezen Miller remembers the first time she asked, “What is dharma?”