I’m uncomfortable about the principle of guru devotion, which seems hierarchical and potentially exploitive. Should I follow a guru?
I see the word “Zen” tossed around a lot these days. It seems to mean having a relaxing, spa-like experience. Is that what Zen’s really about?
Thirteen leading Buddhist teachers call on Buddhists and all people of faith to take a stand against policies of the new administration.
I have a bad back and it really hurts when I meditate sitting on a cushion. Is it okay if I sit in a chair to meditate?
I’m confused about the Dalai Lama’s role. A lot of people think he’s like the Pope, i.e., the world leader of Buddhism. Is that true?
Thupten Jinpa is best known as the Dalai Lama’s translator, but he has many roles. Driving them all, is his mission to help us all be more compassionate.
In the May 2017 issue of Lion’s Roar, we talk to George Saunders about his new novel “Lincoln in the Bardo.” What exactly is a bardo?
In opening editorial of our May 2017 issue, our editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod discusses being of benefit, and why it’s the central commitment of Buddhism.
We review a graphic novel about the life of the Dalai Lama, titled “Man of Peace,” “The Mind Illuminated” by Culadasa and Matthew Immergut, and more.
The May 2017 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine features advice from 11 leading Buddhist teachers on how to meditate like the Buddha.