January 2023 - Lion's Roar
Psychedelics, Science, and Buddhism Psychedelics and spirituality—including more than a few Buddhist concepts and practices—are reuniting with science after decades of estrangement. Can drugs really unlock spiritual and psychological well-being? Lion's Roar reports on this new frontier in the study of the mind.
Your Beautiful Monsters Anger, fear, envy—usually we’re ashamed of our so-called monstrous emotional patterns and wish they’d just go away. But, says Tibetan Buddhist teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche, magic happens if we make friends with our monsters. No longer afraid of ourselves, we have greater compassion for others.
This Is Where It Happened The trauma of the Holocaust, slavery, and atrocities inflicted on American Indians has been passed from generation to generation, and will continue to be unless confronted and healed. Retreats at Auschwitz, a plantation in Louisiana, and the site of a Yuki Indian genocide are helping participants realize catharsis for ancestral pain.
The Way of Flowers It’s said that flowers have buddhanature, and in that sense they’re enlightened and can be our teachers. Joan Stamm on how the Japanese art of flower arranging taught her to appreciate her mother—and the seeds she planted in her heart.