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Lion's Roar

Lion's Roar November 2019

The Lion's Roar celebrates the spirit of wakefulness wherever it appears - in the arts, relationships, politics, livelihood, popular culture, and all the challenges of modern life. It offers a Buddhist view for people of all spiritual traditions who are open, inquisitive, passionate and committed.

United States
Shambhala Sun Foundation
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6 Issues


2 min.
your connection to authentic buddhism

Paperback | 248 pages $16.95 | ebook $11.99 What’s the secret to being creative, spiritual, and successful, all at once? Find out in this potent handbook from David Nichtern, a beloved Buddhist teacher and successful musician, composer, and producer. Hardcover | 552 pages $29.95 | ebook $17.99 The Dalai Lama shares with us the substance of spiritual practice in these teachings on the Three Jewels and higher trainings in ethical conduct, concentration, and wisdom. Hardcover | 544 pages $107 Discover the Lotus Sutra like you’ve never seen it before: a renowned translation and stunning new illustrations come together in a beautiful volume to be inspired by and to treasure. Save 20% on books and courses at wisdomexperience.org. Use code LRWP19 by December 1. THE WISDOM PODCAST JOHN DUNNE Dharmakīrti, Perception, and Cognitive Science John discusses the innate need for physiological connection with other…

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gifts to support practice

AWAKEN EVERY DAY 365 Buddhist Reflections to Invite Mindfulness and Joy By Thubten Chodron RADICALLY HAPPY A User’s Guide to the Mind By Phakchok Rinpoche & Erric Solomon THE HUNDRED THOUSAND SONGS OF MILAREPA A New Translation By Tsangnyon Heruka & Milarepa, Translated by Christopher Stagg THE FUTURE IS OPEN Good Karma, Bad Karma, and Beyond Karma By Chögyam Trungpa THE CORE TEACHINGS OF THE DALAI LAMA A series of essential teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama that focus on the practical and proven methods taught by the Buddha and his followers over the last 2,500 years. AWAKEN your MIND PAINTING ENLIGHTENMENT Healing Visions of the Heart Sutra By Paula Arai EVERYDAY PEACE CARDS 108 Mindfulness Meditations By Thich Nhat Hanh ZEN SEEDS 60 Essential Buddhist Teachings on Effort, Gratitude, and Happiness By Shundo Aoyama THE CIRCLE OF THE WAY A Concise History of Zen from the…

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give the gift of pema chödrön

WHEN THINGS FALL APART Heart Advice for Difficult Times START WHERE YOU ARE A Guide to Compassionate Living TAKING THE LEAP Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears NEW WELCOMING THE UNWELCOME Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World THE WISDOM OF NO ESCAPE And the Path of Loving-Kindness THE PLACES THAT SCARE YOU A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times BECOMING BODHISATTVAS A Guidebook for Compassionate Action LIVING BEAUTIFULLY with Uncertainty and Change COMFORTABLE WITH UNCERTAINTY 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion PEMA CHÖDRÖN’S COMPASSION CARDS Teachings for Awakening the Heart in Everyday Life BE of BENEFIT…

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lion’s roar

EDITORIAL MELVIN MCLEOD Editor-in-Chief ANDREA MILLER Deputy Editor LINDSAY KYTE Associate Editor MEGUMI YOSHIDA Art Director ANDREW GLENCROSS Deputy Art Director LIZA MATTHEWS Senior Designer LIONSROAR.COM & SPECIAL PROJECTS ROD MEADE SPERRY Editorial Director SAM LITTLEFAIR Editor, lionsroar.com LILLY GREENBLATT Associate Editor, lionsroar.com SANDRA HANNEBOHM Editorial Assistant, Special Projects PUBLISHING BEN MOORE Publisher DAN SCOTT Associate Publisher, Consumer Marketing BETH WALLACE Finance & Operations Manager CINDY LITTLEFAIR Operations & Human Resources BAKES MITCHELL Development & Partnerships ALICIA BROWNE E-Commerce Manager PAMELA BOYCE Digital Designer REBECCA PEARSON Circulation Associate KENNETH SWICK Controller CONNIE JONES Administrative Assistant Founder CHÖGYAM TRUNGPA RINPOCHE (1940–1987) ADVERTISING INQUIRIES SHARON DAVIS Account Representative Toll-free: 1-877-422-8404, ext. 327 sharon.davis@lionsroar.com BOARD OF DIRECTORS Charles G. Lief, Chair; Mirabai Bush; Eric Colombel; Trudy Goodman; Konda Mason; Melvin McLeod; Ben Moore; Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara; Brenda Salgado; Gina Sharpe; Larry Yang.…

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more from lion’s roar

COURSES | EVENTS | PARTNERSHIPS | NEWS THE BUDDHIST GUIDE TO MINDFULNESS Uncover the spiritual roots of mindfulness meditation and deepen your practice with this new special edition from Lion’s Roar. Featuring teachings and commentaries from Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, and many others, it’s a real mix from across Buddhist schools, all of it concerned with how we—you—can realize what the Buddha himself did, and wake up to the whole of life in this moment. Look for The Buddhist Guide to Mindfulness on newsstands or order your copy directly from store.lionsroar.com. SEEKING MONTHLY DONORS Lion’s Roar, as a non-profit, relies on donations from readers—and never more so than now. While every contribution is truly needed and appreciated, monthly donations provide us with a predictable base of income. That’s…

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you don’t have to be in a good mood

HAVE YOU HEARD of the “iso principle?” It’s a technique used by music therapists in which music is matched with the mood of a client, then gradually altered to cultivate the desired emotional state. So, you don’t meet someone in an agitated state and play them a lullaby. Instead, you validate whatever state they are in by matching it with an appropriate song, and then, once they feel seen and heard, gently invite them into another state with something slightly slower. When I heard about this principle, I immediately connected it to the teachings of Pema Chödrön. In an excerpt from her latest book, Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable, which is featured in this issue, Pema writes, “We can’t just hear a piece of inspiring advice and immediately go from wanting…