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The Lion’s Roar Podcast
40 minutes | 10 days ago
Four Rules at the Center of the Universe with Thubten Chodron / Talking Dharma Relief with Guo Gu
American Tibetan Buddhist nun, Thubten Chodron, gives a humorous depiction of the consequences of believing in a solid self and an objective reality. Then, Chan teacher Guo Gu talks about founding Dharma Relief, a pan-Buddhist Covid relief program to distribute masks in the early months of the pandemic, and what’s next for the growing organization.
31 minutes | 24 days ago
Mindfulness, Work, and Deepening Your Practice with Beth Wallace
Beth Wallace is Lion’s Roar’s Associate Publisher, Finance & Operations, but she’s also big on dharma and mindfulness, and helps people understand and experience these for themselves. She sat down with Lion’s Roar’s Rod Meade Sperry to delve into the benefits of mindfulness at work, how work has changed since mindfulness entered the mainstream, and how to avoid some pitfalls in developing a deeper practice that works for you and your health, whether you identify as Buddhist or not.
22 minutes | a month ago
Silent Illumination with Guo Gu
Buddhadharma’s Koun Franz interviews Chan teacher and scholar Guo Gu about the essence of his latest book, Silent Illumination: A Chan Buddhist Path to Natural Awakening, in which he explains embodied practice and Chan methods of realizing your Buddha nature.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Anti-Asian Violence Is an Attack On Us All by Cristina Moon and Talking with Sensei Dorothy Dai En Friedman
Korean American Zen priest Cristina Moon responds to the recent rise in anti-Asian violence in her article, “Anti-Asian Violence Is an Attack On Us All.” Then a quick conversation with Zen teacher Sensei Dorothy Dai En Friedman, recorded in preparation for Love & Resilience: The Contemplative Care Summit -- register at lionsroar.com/care.
47 minutes | 2 months ago
Buddhist Indie Metal with Jessica Pimentel and “In This Moment” with Born I Music
In this special episode featuring music from Buddhist artists, Jessica Pimentel from Orange is the New Black talks to Lion’s Roar’s Ross Nervig about the intersection between her practice of Buddhism and her role as the frontwoman for the indie death metal group, Alekhine’s Gun. Then, rapper and meditation teacher Born I Music talks about the inspiration behind his latest single, In This Moment.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
Love and Rage and Letting Go with Lama Rod Owens
Teacher, author, and radical black activist Lama Rod Owens explores what it means to let go of the person you think you are, and how to face the inevitable discomfort and brokenheartedness that comes with working to liberate yourself and others.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Asian American Buddhists and The Myth of Two Buddhisms with Chenxing Han
Chenxing Han challenges mainstream assumptions about American Buddhism with Be the Refuge: Raising The Voices Of Asian American Buddhists – a book that calls out the whitewashing and erasure of diverse communities and centers on the voices of young Asian Americans. Buddhadharma’s Koun Franz asks how the book was inspired, and Han dispels some of the myths associated with Asian American Buddhists.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Buddhist Children's Books and The Unconditional Okay-ness of Things with Josh Bartok
Zen teacher and author Josh Bartok talks to Andrea Miller about the process of writing Buddhist children's literature, the concept of loving-receiving, and his latest children's book, I See You, Buddha.
42 minutes | 4 months ago
The Passing of Sojun Mel Weitsman / What's the deal with reincarnation?
In honour of the life of Sojun Mel Weitsman we’re sharing a selection of clips in which you’ll hear him speak personally about his early days with Suzuki Roshi, the founding of the San Francisco Zen Center, and the founding the Berkeley Zen Center. Then, Buddhadharma’s Koun Franz is joined by Rory Lindsay, a Harvard University doctorate in South Asian Studies, to tackle some of the most common questions we get from readers about reincarnation.
9 minutes | 5 months ago
How You Help Us Give the Gift of Dharma
The prisoner subscription program is just one of the positive things we’re able to do because of the generosity of readers and listeners. So Lion's Roar's Rebecca Pearson, Bakes Mitchell, and Ross Nervig got together to tell the story of how the program was inspired, and how listeners can help make the dharma more accessible to prisoners in need. Plus, a big huge thanks from Lion's Roar for your feedback on the podcast, and some special episode recommendations to revisit until we return from holiday in the new year.
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Guided Tonglen Meditation with Lama Tsomo
Lama Tsomo shares a guided tonglen meditation to apply your personal practice to widening social circles, and to move from fear into love.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
Leading with Love and Wisdom and Pema Chodron’s Four Keys to Waking Up
Lion's Roar's Andrea Miller shares Pema Chodron's advice on how to really “walk the walk” of a spiritual person, and what being a “fake” spiritual person really means. Also, Editor in Chief Melvin McLeod reflects on how we can lead with love and wisdom after the historic 2020 U.S. election.
35 minutes | 6 months ago
Impermanence, Illness, and Health with Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo and Pema Khandro Rinpoche
Author, teacher, and founder of the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, Tenzin Palmo has a frank discussion with fellow teacher and scholar, Pema Khandro Rinpoche about what advice Buddhism has to offer about health and illness during a time of pandemic. Tenzin Palmo also shares what she’s learned about suffering and gratitude while on solitary retreat in a Himalayan cave for 12 years, and what she did after.
19 minutes | 7 months ago
Life Lessons from the Poker Table with Maria Konnikova
Professional poker player Maria Konnikova says mindfulness not only helps ground her in life, but in her gameplay. She tells Lion's Roar's Andrea Miller how, in an interview for the article, “Life Lessons from the Poker Table.”
33 minutes | 7 months ago
(Repost) Healing America’s Racial Karma with Dr. Larry Ward
Dr. Larry Ward, ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh as a dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition, and the author of America's Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal, says much of the global turmoil we face today is the result of a history of thought and practice that has likewise justified slavery, environmental degradation, and other atrocities. The revolutionary act therefore is slowing down, practicing kindness, and cultivating joy. These are radical social acts. In this dharma talk about America’s racial karma Ward describes how we can start to heal the trauma in ourselves and in the world.
33 minutes | 8 months ago
In the Issue: Poker, Kung Fu, Good Food, and Mindfulness
Editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod and deputy editor Andrea Miller talk about what's in the next issue of Lion's Roar magazine, from the cover story on teachings from the Buddha to the Kung Fu Nuns of Nepal, the power of mindfulness in poker, and tasting food from one of the best restaurants in the world. They also talk about America's Racial Karma, a new book by Dr. Larry Ward, and an excerpt from Sharon Salzberg’s new book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World.
22 minutes | 8 months ago
Awakening My Heart on Retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh
Lions Roar’s Andrea Miller describes a six day retreat with the Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh – one that promised total relaxation and ended up being a healing experience she didn’t know she needed.
43 minutes | 9 months ago
Illness Can Teach Us So Much with Karma Lekshe Tsomo and Pema Khandro Rinpoche
In another helpful conversation about Buddhism, illness, and health—especially relevant in the coronavirus era—Buddhist teacher Karma Lekshe Tsomo gets personal with her colleague Pema Khandro Rinpoche, talking about what she learned from her own very scary brush with illness after being bitten by a poisonous viper. They also discuss using pain as a tool, managing uncertainty, why Buddhist practice “is more important than ever in a circumstance of illness,” and more.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
Study Versus Practice with Stephen Batchelor
Stephen Batchelor is a teacher and author of the national bestselling title Buddhism Without Beliefs. Buddhadharma deputy editor Koun Franz asks him about the role of study in Buddhist practice – what divides the scholars from the practitioners – and how Batchelor bridges that gap, showing how practice opens up questions we can pursue with an attitude of curiosity that inspires us to investigate its foundations.
22 minutes | 10 months ago
A Marriage Made in Heaven with Anne Lamott and Neal Allen / Positive Change in Buddhism with Melvin McLeod
Anne Lamott grew up in a family with atheist parents and a great disdain for spirituality. Neal Allen was raised in a Protestant Christian family but until he was 52 years old believed he had no use for god. They were married by an episcopal minister, a Jesuit priest, and the Buddhist author and teacher, Jack Kornfield. In an interview for Lion’s Roar magazine, the joyous interfaith couple describe how they found the sweet spot where seemingly opposite beliefs meet.
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