Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com editor Sam Littlefair reflects on the Buddhist themes in The Matrix, 20 years after the film’s release.
Researchers in Japan used facial analysis software to analyze the enigmatic expression of a 1200-year-old Buddhist masterpiece.
Sumi Loundon Kim offers five doable mindfulness tips for busy parents.
Designed to explain Buddhist teachings in an easy-to-understand way, creators hope the robot will boost temple visitor numbers.
The classic Zen concept of “beginner’s mind” is finding popularity in American business circles. Minh Do looks at what that means for Buddhism.
Developer Ravi Mishra hopes his new app, Awaken, will help meditators examine social issues.
Zen priest Gesshin Greenwood offers five tips for staying safe and sane online.
The world’s largest collection of Tibetan Buddhist literature is now available on the Internet Archive.
How can we follow the news in ways that nurture – and don’t diminish – wellbeing? Media scholar Holly Stocking offers some guidance.
Just as you consume food, you consume media. And like food, some media is wholesome and some is unhealthy. Sister True Dedication on why you need to pay attention to what nourishes your mind.