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Our annual online auction launches Monday!

The Shambhala Sun Foundation's Eighth Annual Online Auction starts this coming Monday. You'll find 450+ great deals for yourself or to give as gifts. The post Our annual online auction launches Monday! appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Share Your Wisdom — and be in the Shambhala Sun

Calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh. Available in the Lion's Roar store.We’ve got a question for you: What’s the best thing that Buddhism has done for you? If you’ve got an answer, we want to hear it. So, tell us by sending an email to Show More Summary

Comics legend Peter Bagge, new to Shambhala Sun, wins prestigious fellowship

Peter Bagge illustrated Brad Warner's Shambhala Sun article, "A Punk Looks at Fifty"–and his work will also appear in our forthcoming January issue. The post Comics legend Peter Bagge, new to Shambhala Sun, wins prestigious fellowship appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Joan Didion documentary blasts past goal on Kickstarter

Photo by David Shankbone.In his Shambhala Sun profile of Joan Didion – the great American novelist – David Swick explored Didion’s renown, her thoughts about death, and her relationship to Zen. Now, Didion’s nephew, Griffine Dunne, points...Show More Summary

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Named for the fearless proclamation of the buddhadharma, Lion's Roar offers news, commentary and features from the Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma magazines. The post Welcome to appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Join us at our new website:

We are pleased to announce the launch of, the new online home for the Shambhala Sun, Buddhadharma, and the activities of the Shambhala Sun Foundation. Taking its name from the Buddha’s metaphor for the fearless proclamation of the truth, Lion’s Roar brings together all the teachings and articles once found on the Shambhala Sun […]

“Biggest Love” — Judy Lief on cultivating “a love that touches everyone”

It doesn’t matter if we start small; we can find a way to hold the whole world in our heart. In her Shambhala Sun article, “Biggest Love,” Judy Lief explains how we might cultivate a love that is unfettered and pure — a love that touches everyone. Sound too big, too undoable? Don’t worry — […]

Inside the next Shambhala Sun: Get off the wheel of Habit

Our next issue is shipping to subscribers now and will be on newsstands in the beginning of October. So what’s inside? Get off the wheel of Habit — Getting free from habitual patterns of thinking, relating, and acting— it’s the whole point of Buddhist meditation. A special section, featuring Sylvia Boorstein on five styles of […]

Ruth Ozeki’s musings on herself — and no-self

Andrew Sullivan, prolific blogger and former editor the The New Republic, gave a shout-out to award-winning novelist, filmmaker, Zen priest (and, Shambhala Sun contributor) Ruth Ozeki on Sunday. Sullivan noted how Ozeki weaves Buddhism into her writing in natural, subtle ways, and also her “shifty” concept of self. The interview, from the LA Review of Books, […]

Compassion stirring in New York City

If you’re tuned into the People’s Climate March in NYC tomorrow, watch for Shambhala Sun’s Rod Meade Sperry. Rod is in New York to report on powerful happenings at the Brooklyn Zen Center. “We don’t [merely] have climate change to address,”  says Brooklyn Zen Center’s angel Kyodo Williams. “We have heart changes to address.” Read more about […]

Sakyong Mipham on why meditation helps us “Stop, Relax, Wake Up”

Meditation practice, says Sakyong Mipham in his Shambhala Sun article, “Stop, Relax, Wake Up,” gives us time to slow down and really wake up to the naturally occurring love in our hearts. And it can be pleasurable! “Meditation is supposed to feel good,” he writes. “In fact, when we are simply being and feeling, we […]

“All the Rage: Buddhism Wisdom on Anger and Acceptance” — Read the intro and Sylvia Boorstein’s contribution, “No Blame”

The new Shambhala Sun book, All the Rage: Buddhist Wisdom on Anger and Acceptance, comes out next month (and is ready for online direct orders from the publisher now). Here, in the book’s introduction, editor Andrea Miller tells you what’s inside — and gets a bit personal about anger, too. You’ll also find a link […]

RAIN Cools the Flames of Anger

Emily Horn teaches us how to recognize, accept, investigate, and not identify with our anger. From the September 2014 Shambhala Sun magazine, on newsstands now. The best way to transform anger and other strong emotions is to befriend them. As with any relationship, it takes time to become intimate with the inner workings of our minds. […]

Slow down and enjoy the fruits of Labor Day — or Any Day

It’s Labor Day — a day when, hopefully, you’ll get a chance to slow down and enjoy the fruits of your labor. For many of us, though, not even a day off is really a day off. As Sakyong Mipham wrote in the Shambhala Sun: “The speedy mind is like an internal combustion engine. So […]

Noah Levine: “Practice Is Politics”

Noah Levine — Buddhist teacher and frequent Shambhala Sun contributor (his latest, “A Refuge from Addiction,” can be found in our current issue) — on why our Buddhist practice can be seen as a form of engaged rebellion. Buddhist practice is a political action. Training one’s mind, heart and actions in wisdom and compassion is […]

Is there such a thing as “Good Failure”? Yes!

You may fail to change the system, but what if you’ve made life a little kinder or more beautiful? In her Shambhala Sun article, “Good Failure,” activist Courtney E. Martin writes, refreshingly, about reclaiming failure as the mark of a dream worth having. “There are many disappointments in the life of a dedicated activist—so many […]

“Abandon Hope and Other Surprising Slogans to Help You Handle Anger”

In the September 2014 Shambhala Sun magazine, Zen teacher Norman Fischer applies five lojong, or mind-training, slogans to anger and other strong emotions. “These slogans,” Norman explains, “are memorable, often humorous aphorisms that...Show More Summary

“All the Rage” — read Andrea Miller’s new Shambhala Sun editorial about working with anger

“At its best,” writes Shambhala Sun Deputy Editor Andrea Miller in her newest Editorial, “anger is a formidable tool that shows us when something is unjust and needs to be rectified. Much more commonly, however, anger is simply an ugly and destructive force.” So, she says, “I gave a lot of thought to anger and […]

How to Meditate: Being Genuine, by Carolyn Rose Gimian

Great meditators before us have laid out the path, but how can we be sure we’re following it genuinely? There are no guarantees, but Carolyn Rose Gimian has some tips for keeping it real. When the Shambhala Sun asked me to write an article about how to make meditation practice genuine and real, I wasn’t […]

Right Livelihood: Shambhala Sun Foundation seeks Digital Content Creator

The Shambhala Sun Foundation, publishers of Shambhala Sun and Buddhadharma, is an independent not-for-profit media company dedicated to the publication of content about the Buddhist meditative tradition in print and digital form. We’re seeking a Digital Content Creator who will work with our New Media and Editorial departments on all forms of digital. Duties and […]

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