Loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity—these four loving qualities, says Pawan Bareja, are powerful ways to heal our trauma. The work of healing trauma makes us tender and vulnerable as we touch our history of wounds, sometimes from childhood and sometimes from our ancestors. But those who do Buddhist practice come from a tradition that does […]
They were typical kids — then they were recognized as the reincarnations of Tibetan Buddhist masters. Three Western tulkus talk to Andrea Miller.
Arisika Razak shares her reflections on trauma, oppression, and healing the wounds of racism.
In this complex and interconnected world, living ethically has never been more challenging—or more important. Jan Willis, Rebecca Li, Trudy Goodman, Thanissaro Bhikku, and Sister True Dedication share the five Buddhist precepts for modern times. Illustrations by Nolan Pelletier. 1. Don’t Kill Jan Willis on the first precept. I’ve long considered verse 183 of the […]
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel’s deepest vow is to be a person who doesn’t cause suffering and walks in peace. It’s what we all really want.
Someone in your life who’s too critical can undermine your self-worth. Psychologist Lynn Monteiro suggests four ways to take care of yourself.
Dr. Robert Waldinger offers five ways to keep our connection alive in this time of seperation.
Rev. Keiryū Liên Shutt gets personal with the Lion’s Roar readership.
Tracy Franz reviews “Be the Refuge” by Chenxing Han, “Peaceful Heart” by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, “Being Ram Dass” by Ram Dass, and more.
When a student confronts his famed teacher, Steve Silberman learns the meaning of “intimate practice.” In that moment, he becomes a Buddhist.