LionsRoar.com’s digital editor Lilly Greenblatt looks at the bittersweet lessons of winter.
“How many times have I felt that I couldn’t bear the heartbreak,” says Barbara Gates. “But here I am still hiking strong.”
Zen teacher John Tarrant on Climate Change, the Australian Fires, and the Magic of the Primeval Forest.
Hilary Smith isn’t keen about Zen, but she does need company. Isolation and depression are the wolves at the door of her mountain cabin.
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.
Now more than ever, says Buddhist teacher Pamela Weiss, we need to do away with patriarchal values and reweave women’s voices into the torn fabric of our world. As the Buddha did in the face of Mara, we need to reach down and touch the earth.
The Berkeley Buddhist Monastery in California wrote a letter to a hundred-year-old tree near their center that was scheduled to be cut down.
Elizabeth Monson invites us to consider how the natural world can do far more than provide us with a peaceful environment for meditation.
Since 2002, the monks from Samorang Pagoda in Cambodia have protected a 71-square-mile tract of forest from illegal logging and hunting.
In 1969, poet Gary Snyder wrote his “Smokey the Bear Sutra,” imagining Smokey as the Great Sun Buddha giving a discourse, in the style of a Buddhist sutra. Fifty years later, the message of the sutra continues to resonate.