Andrea Miller’s roundup this issue features books on yoga, parenting, and our connections to animals.
I recently turned 50. Happy birthday to me! It’s an annoying age: you’re not old enough to be considered wise but you are old enough to be considered old.
The pond in her garden isn’t like those decorating fancy homes and magazine covers. In time, however, Karen Maezen Miller discovers the right view of her muddy water: they’re not always pretty, but they are beautiful.
Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo teach us how to visualize Avalokiteshvara, the embodiment of perfect compassion.
The true nature of mind is empty but knowing. It can’t be identified, says Andy Karr. So look for it.
Elizabeth Mattis Namgyel explains the truth of dependent arising, the middle way between existence and nonexistence.
“Accepting and sending out” is a powerful meditation to develop compassion—for ourselves and others. Ethan Nichtern teaches Tonglen practice.
Josh Korda on how to free your naturally loving heart and expand your goodwill to include all beings through loving-kindness meditation.
Associate Editor Rod Meade Sperry’s editorial introduction to the July 2014 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.