March 2024 - Lion's Roar
The Practice Issue
Readers frequently report that one of their main reasons for reading Lion’s Roar is because we have straightforward instructions for transformative practices. Now, for the first time, we’re publishing a special practice issue. Readers will learn, step-by-step, how to practice loving-kindness meditation, Chenrezig visualization, chanting, gathas, and silent illumination. Plus, Barry Boyce will report on the new scientific studies shedding light on how—and why—contemplative practice benefits our bodies and minds.
Where Did My Grandfather Go?
When a loved one dies, grownups don’t always know what to say to kids. Gail Silver has helpful tips based on Buddhist teachings.
What to Do When You Say the Wrong Thing
Missteps are human. René Rivera on how to have empathy for yourself and the person you’ve hurt and to skillfully make amends.
The Four Givings
The four immeasurables aren’t just states of mind we can achieve, says Venerable Hui Cheng. They’re gifts that we can give to others.