September 2023 - Lion's Roar
Women of Wisdom
In this issue, we explore the joys and challenges of today’s female Buddhist practitioners. We celebrate the lives and insights of well-known women teachers as well as those of equally accomplished “hidden figures.” Plus, we unpack how—whether you’re a man or a woman—the feminine face of enlightenment can nourish your spiritual path. Readers will be inspired by our step-by-step instructions for visualizing the female deity Green Tara.
Right Here with You
Not long ago, chaplains were almost exclusively Christian; now Buddhist chaplaincy is flourishing. What’s it like to provide spiritual care in hospitals, hospices, and prisons? Seven Buddhist chaplains share their moving stories.
Form Is Emptiness & Emptiness Is Form
If you understand the Heart Sutra, you’ll understand the essence of Mahayana Buddhism and you’ll know the true, boundless nature of yourself and the world. Ven. Guan Cheng explains this pithy yet powerful text.
“Is That a Man or a Woman?”
With our ideas of right and wrong, male and female, we’re stuck in the suffering of dualistic thinking. Nonbinary author Tomara Garrod wants freedom.