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Meditations, interviews, dharma talks and features from Lion's Roar Magazine and Buddhadharma: The Practioner's Quarterly.

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    • Religion & Spirituality

Meditations, interviews, dharma talks and features from Lion's Roar Magazine and Buddhadharma: The Practioner's Quarterly.

    That Bird Has My Wings book review and The Buddhist Enneagram with Susan Piver

    That Bird Has My Wings book review and The Buddhist Enneagram with Susan Piver

    New York Times bestselling author Susan Piver takes a well-known typology of personality types, and applies Buddhist principles to demonstrate how it can provide support on the path to deeper compassion for yourself and others. Then, Rod Meade Sperry reads a review of That Bird Has My Wings by imprisoned Buddhist author, Jarvis Jay Masters, which was recently selected for Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club.

    • 41 min
    We're Not Who You Think We Are with Chenxing Han

    We're Not Who You Think We Are with Chenxing Han

    Author of Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists, Chenxing Han reads her article examining the stereotypes that have marginalized Asian American Buddhists, and the rich diversity of a new generation of practitioners. 

    • 32 min
    Beauty in the Bittersweet with Susan Cain and ‘Not Enlightened Yet’ by Miguel Chen

    Beauty in the Bittersweet with Susan Cain and ‘Not Enlightened Yet’ by Miguel Chen

    Sad music, rainy days–there’s beauty in the bittersweet state of mind. It can also teach us about creativity, compassion, leadership, spirituality, mortality and love. Lion’s Roar associate editor Chris Pacheco talks with Susan Cain about the surprising lessons we can learn from sorrow and longing. Also, director of the Dallas Meditation Center, Miguel Chen, reads his article on how to keep up your spiritual practice when enlightenment and wisdom seem unattainable. 

    • 32 min
    The Breath Is Your Partner with Trudy Goodman

    The Breath Is Your Partner with Trudy Goodman

    Mindfulness is effective when used properly, but the deep techniques of the Buddhist form of meditation known as Insight (or Vipassana) are truly the heart of mindfulness practice, and often go unaddressed. Trudy Goodman, Founder of InsightLA, talks about breath awareness, why it’s so important, and how to experience the true grounding power of mindfulness meditation.

    • 25 min
    Racism, Suffering, and the Joy of Freedom with Kamilah Majied

    Racism, Suffering, and the Joy of Freedom with Kamilah Majied

    Dr. Kamilah Majied is an expert on building inclusivity and equity using meditative practices. She talks to Lion’s Roar’s Pamela Ayo Yetunde about internalized racism in America, the nature of suffering, how to triumph over that suffering as a racialized person, and how we can all find a more freeing, joyous way to live.

    • 42 min
    Connecting to Nature with Larry Ward, and Roe v. Wade with Roshi Joan Halifax

    Connecting to Nature with Larry Ward, and Roe v. Wade with Roshi Joan Halifax

    Larry Ward, student of Thich Nhat Hanh, shares four everyday practices to better connect with the natural world. Then, Roshi Joan Halifax offers some words of encouragement for all those reeling after the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

    • 35 min

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