In the Baseball Sutra, recently discovered by scholar Donald Lopez, the Buddha explains why he created a game where suffering and failure are the norm.
Our basic problem, says Trudy Goodman, is ignoring the reality of impermanence. Being mindful in the moment, appreciating this flowing, interconnected life, we miraculously free ourselves from habitual patterns.
To give yourself a fighting chance against negative patterns, says Josh Korda, you’ve got to get at the driving forces behind them.
Oryoki is the meditative way of eating practiced in Zen monasteries. Gesshin Claire Greenwood on how to bring the spirit of oryoki into our home kitchens — and feel more deeply nourished.
Stephanie Kaza reflects on this treasured spiritual guide and landmark thinker. With humanity at a crossroads, she offers us the wisdom, courage, and love for life we need.
Kamilah Majied shares her advice for staying afloat when you feel like you’re drowning.
In the opening editorial of the May 2020 issue of Lion’s Roar, Melvin McLeod looks at Buddhism’s central insight and the key to Buddhist meditation.
The May 2020 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine features Buddhist wisdom and meditations on freeing yourself from the patterns that hold you back.
“Big Love” is a comprehensive and evocative biography of Lama Thubten Yeshe, rich in historical and cultural context.