July 2023 - Lion's Roar
•The Buddha: Your Guide to His Life, Legacy, and Teachings
What are the Buddha’s most essential teachings, and what makes them so practical, profound, and groundbreaking? What is the heart of the Buddha’s biography, and how can it inspire your own life and practice?
• AI + Dharma
Artificial intelligence can conjure a beloved dead Buddhist luminary, parse Zen koans, and articulate the sum total of human knowledge. But can this new technology help us cultivate wisdom and compassion—or is it a danger on the spiritual path? Lion’s Roar’s Ross Nervig investigates.
• How Freedom Feels
Vipassana teacher Rebecca Bradshaw guides us beyond a conceptual understanding of no self and into an embodied knowing. When we see ourselves as separate and self-existing, we’re limited. In fully experiencing the truth of no self, we free our hearts and minds.
• The Garden Path
How do we practice mindfulness in the garden? How does planting seeds and watering flowers teach us about Buddhism’s three marks of existence? And how can we cultivate magnanimous mind, nurturing mind, and joyful mind as we cultivate plants? In this special section, we present Buddhist wisdom for gardeners.