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That Time I Sobbed My Way Through a Himalayan Meditation Retreat

After soldiering through his grief, Jaimal Yogis sat down, looked at his mind, and let the floodgates open. There were a lot of tears — but who said that’s a bad thing? Fear, sadness, grief, jealousy, and anger are like quicksand: resisting them in a sudden, knee-jerk way can make them much more troublesome. Show More Summary

Krispy Kreme Mind

Jan Chozen Bays on the incessant desires that fuel our confusion and suffering. The post Krispy Kreme Mind appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Check out Father John Misty’s Buddhist-inflected song, “Leaving L.A.”

Listen to the singer-songwriter's Buddhist-legend-checking song, "Leaving LA," found on his new LP, "Pure Comedy." The post Check out Father John Misty’s Buddhist-inflected song, “Leaving L.A.” appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Silencing the Inner Critic

The nagging, negative voice of self-judgement, says Christina Feldman, is a powerful affliction best met with courage, kindness, and understanding. The post Silencing the Inner Critic appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Getting to Know Your Inner Critic

Jan Chozen Bays explains how to recognize and tame the critical commentary we replay in our minds. The post Getting to Know Your Inner Critic appeared first on Lion's Roar.

The Life of the Lotus Sutra

Paul L. Swanson reviews "The Lotus Sutra: A Biography" by Donald S. Lopez, Jr. From the Summer 2017 issue of Buddhadharma. The post The Life of the Lotus Sutra appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Buddhadharma Book Briefs for Summer 2017

Rory Lindsay reviews "The Revolutionary Life of Freda Bedi," "The Suttanipata," "Power Objects in Tibetan Buddhism," and more. The post Buddhadharma Book Briefs for Summer 2017 appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Why Buddhist Communities Should Include Children

Jodo Shinsu minister Jeff Wilson on why teaching children the dharma is genuine bodhisattva work. The post Why Buddhist Communities Should Include Children appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Ask the Teachers: Should I meditate if I can’t stop thinking about porn?

Bodhin Kjolhede, JoAnna Harper, and Repa Dorje Odzer answer the question "Should I meditate if I can't stop thinking about porn?" The post Ask the Teachers: Should I meditate if I can’t stop thinking about porn? appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Inside the Summer 2017 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly

The Summer 2017 issue of Buddhadharma is available now. Here is a preview of what you’ll find in the magazine. The post Inside the Summer 2017 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly appeared first on Lion's Roar.

A Jewel Heart: Remembering Gelek Rimpoche

Gelek Rimpoche passed away in February at the age of 77. Dimitri Ehrlich remembers his teacher's generosity. The post A Jewel Heart: Remembering Gelek Rimpoche appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There

A talk by Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on enlightenment. The post Wherever You Are, Enlightenment Is There appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Remembering Shunryu Suzuki

Lewis Richmond remembers the great teacher who founded the San Francisco Zen Center and played a historic role in the establishment of Buddhism in the West. The post Remembering Shunryu Suzuki appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Lion’s Roar welcomes Alicia Browne as Partnerships & New Initiatives Coordinator

We're delighted to welcome Alicia Browne to the Lion's Roar Foundation team. Alicia joins Lion's Roar as our Partnerships & New Initiatives Coordinator. The post Lion’s Roar welcomes Alicia Browne as Partnerships & New Initiatives Coordinator appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Tell us what Thich Nhat Hanh means to you

You might see your writing in a coming Lion’s Roar special publication. How have the teachings and example of Thich Nhat Hanh benefited your life? Tell us your story (maximum 100 words, please) and we may include it an upcoming Lion’s Roar special publication celebrating Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and work. Show More Summary

Watch: The “Buddhist pop song” that took sixth at Eurovision

Italian pop artist Francesco Gabbani sings about Buddha, nirvana, and mantras in his critically-acclaimed indictment of Western consumerism. The post Watch: The “Buddhist pop song” that took sixth at Eurovision appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Siddartha's path to awakening

The spiritual journey of the Buddha when he was not yet a Buddha (one who is awakened), who is sometimes referred to as Siddhartha or the Bodhisattva in the Lalitavistara Sutra, was really about a person in search of the...

The blindest of ages

We believe that we live in a unique age of technological marvel the credit of which adds to our growing hubris. We tell ourselves that we are the greatest age of mankind. But when it comes to understanding religion such...

At UN Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka, world peace takes center stage

Don de Silva reports on the United Nations Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka, held from May 11-14. The post At UN Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka, world peace takes center stage appeared first on Lion's Roar.

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