January 2022 - Lion's Roar
Great Teachers & What We Can Learn from Them
Who are some of the most influential Buddhist teachers of today and all time? In this special issue, we learn about these teacher’s lives—their challenges, joys, and realizations—and about their most important teachings for us.
- We present practical, profound instruction from five meditation masters: the Buddha himself, plus Pema Chödrön, Ajahn Chah, Charlotte Joko Beck, and Jon Kabat-Zinn.
- We bring great women Buddhist teachers to light. They’ve often been sidelined by history, but that does not mean they were not remarkable.
- We unpack the tradition of Engaged Buddhism and offer inspiring teachings on changing the world for the better from Thich Nhat Hanh, angel Kyodo williams, Maha Ghosananda, Robert Aitken, and Joanna Macy.
- We introduce you to six dharma teachers you might not know but should—some eminent figures from long ago and some you could study with in person right now.
Explore Buddhism: Dharma Art
A finely crafted sculpture or painting can show us what we’re aiming for with our practice. In this lavishly illustrated section, readers gain an appreciation for how Buddhist art has evolved from its ancient beginnings to its modern expressions
Show Up in a Good Way
Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke has no time for othering or blaming, says Ben Connelly. If fellow activists complain about big business, the government, or police, she fiercely calls them back to protecting the environment in a powerful, prayerful way.
Garden of Gratitude
When Hilary Smith moves to an off-the-grid plot of land in Hawaii, her neighbor’s gifts of pumpkins and plant cuttings make a challenging place feel like home.