The protuberance at the top of the Buddha’s head is known as the ushnisha, which is one of the traditional thirty-two marks of the physical body of a buddha.
In the Vajrayana Buddhist tradition, the three yanas are vehicles that carry you along the path to enlightenment.
Arno Michaelis founded a white supremacist gang and was frontman for a white-power metal band. Yet, his ideology could not hold up when those he hated met him with love.
Alexander Weinstein’s “The Lost Traveler’s Tour Guide” comprises a collection of tour guide entries for fictional fantastical destinations. In this excerpt, Weinstein offers advice enjoying your time in the exotic locales of Bhodur, Bent, and Luxore.
Moment to moment, lifetime to lifetime — death and rebirth are happening all the time. Nine leading Buddhist teachers explain the concept of rebirth.
What happens after you die? That used to be just a religious question, but science is starting to weigh in. Sam Littlefair looks at the evidence that you’ve lived before.
“How can I give my children hope for the future when it looks bleak?” Sylvia Boorstein on how to give our children hope in a worrying time.
When we dedicate our meditation to others, says Lama Palden Drolma, we make our practice more open and beneficial.
Melvin McLeod reflects on the practical problem of difficult people, and the solution Buddhism offers, in the opening editorial of our May issue.
The May 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine features Buddhist teachings on how to deal with difficult people and not be one yourself.