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Meditations, interviews, dharma talks and features from Lion's Roar Magazine and Buddhadharma: The Practioner's Quarterly.

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Life Lessons from the Poker Table with Maria Konnikova

Professional poker player Maria Konnikova says mindfulness not only helps ground her in life, but in her gameplay. She tells Lion's Roar's Andrea Miller how, in an interview for the article, “Life Lessons from the Poker Table.”

18 min1 w ago
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Life Lessons from the Poker Table with Maria Konnikova

(Repost) Healing America’s Racial Karma with Dr. Larry Ward

Dr. Larry Ward, ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh as a dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition, and the author of America's Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal, says much of the global turmoil we face today is the result of a history of thought and practice that has likewise justified slavery, environmental degradation, and other atrocities. The revolutionary act therefore is slowing down, practicing kindness, and cultivating joy. These are radical social acts. In this dharma talk about America’s racial karma Ward describes how we can start to heal the trauma in ourselves and in the world.

32 min3 w ago
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(Repost) Healing America’s Racial Karma with Dr. Larry Ward

In the Issue: Poker, Kung Fu, Good Food, and Mindfulness

Editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod and deputy editor Andrea Miller talk about what's in the next issue of Lion's Roar magazine, from the cover story on teachings from the Buddha to the Kung Fu Nuns of Nepal, the power of mindfulness in poker, and tasting food from one of the best restaurants in the world. They also talk about America's Racial Karma, a new book by Dr. Larry Ward, and an excerpt from Sharon Salzberg’s new book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World.

33 minSEP 19
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In the Issue: Poker, Kung Fu, Good Food, and Mindfulness

Awakening My Heart on Retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh

Lions Roar’s Andrea Miller describes a six day retreat with the Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh – one that promised total relaxation and ended up being a healing experience she didn’t know she needed.

21 minSEP 5
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Awakening My Heart on Retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh

Illness Can Teach Us So Much with Karma Lekshe Tsomo and Pema Khandro Rinpoche

In another helpful conversation about Buddhism, illness, and health—especially relevant in the coronavirus era—Buddhist teacher Karma Lekshe Tsomo gets personal with her colleague Pema Khandro Rinpoche, talking about what she learned from her own very scary brush with illness after being bitten by a poisonous viper. They also discuss using pain as a tool, managing uncertainty, why Buddhist practice “is more important than ever in a circumstance of illness,” and more.

43 minAUG 22
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Illness Can Teach Us So Much with Karma Lekshe Tsomo and Pema Khandro Rinpoche

Study Versus Practice with Stephen Batchelor

Stephen Batchelor is a teacher and author of the national bestselling title Buddhism Without Beliefs. Buddhadharma deputy editor Koun Franz asks him about the role of study in Buddhist practice – what divides the scholars from the practitioners – and how Batchelor bridges that gap, showing how practice opens up questions we can pursue with an attitude of curiosity that inspires us to investigate its foundations.

28 minAUG 8
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Study Versus Practice with Stephen Batchelor

A Marriage Made in Heaven with Anne Lamott and Neal Allen / Positive Change in Buddhism with Melvin McLeod

Anne Lamott grew up in a family with atheist parents and a great disdain for spirituality. Neal Allen was raised in a Protestant Christian family but until he was 52 years old believed he had no use for god. They were married by an episcopal minister, a Jesuit priest, and the Buddhist author and teacher, Jack Kornfield. In an interview for Lion’s Roar magazine, the joyous interfaith couple describe how they found the sweet spot where seemingly opposite beliefsmeet.

21 minJUL 25
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A Marriage Made in Heaven with Anne Lamott and Neal Allen / Positive Change in Buddhism with Melvin McLeod

Apology from an Abusive Father with Eve Ensler

Sharing your most personal stories can seem impossible. But in her bookThe Apology, Eve Ensler goes one impossible step further. She tellsthe story of her abusive fatherfrom hisperspective.Ensler is known forher famous episodic play,The Vagina Monologues –a testament to the healing power of sharingthe traumatic, scaryexperiencesthat we think we can’t tell anyone. In her interview with Lion's Roar's Andrea Miller,she explains how she found the courage to tell the story of her abuse,what it means to tell the true story of your trauma,how to respond when someone tells you their traumatic story, and how to create a culture around apology that allows for true healing in the aftermath of abuse.

31 minJUL 11
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Apology from an Abusive Father with Eve Ensler

Right Livelihood with Buddha's Office author Dan Zigmond

Life as we know it has changed, includingwork life. Technology tends to fill in the gaps left open by the need to distance ourselves from one another, but can work and technology actually help our spiritual well-being? In his book, Buddha's Office: The Ancient Art of Waking Up While Working Well,Dan Zigmond gives a lot of thought to bringing technologyand spiritual lifetogether in healthful, wise ways. Melvin McLeod talked to him about how we can find a balance between the two, and how to incorporate our work lives into our spiritual lives in a way that can help us achieve right livelihood.

35 minJUN 27
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Right Livelihood with Buddha's Office author Dan Zigmond

The Dalai Lama's First Album / Why PoC Sanghas are Different with Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera is the founder and CEO of Liberate, a meditation app and community for black indigenous and people of colour.We spoke in March, at the height of coronavirus related deaths in New York City, where he lives and works.We talked about what makes a sangha of non-white practitionersdifferent, and why Liberate has shifted to focusing on black and indigenous healing foremost – amessage that’s only amplified by the recent news, and demonstrations in response to, police violence against George Floyd and too many others.After the interview you’ll hear “Compassion,”the first song released from the Dalai Lama’s first album of music,Inner World.

22 minJUN 14
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The Dalai Lama's First Album / Why PoC Sanghas are Different with Julio Rivera

Latest Episodes

Life Lessons from the Poker Table with Maria Konnikova

Professional poker player Maria Konnikova says mindfulness not only helps ground her in life, but in her gameplay. She tells Lion's Roar's Andrea Miller how, in an interview for the article, “Life Lessons from the Poker Table.”

18 min1 w ago
Comments
Life Lessons from the Poker Table with Maria Konnikova

(Repost) Healing America’s Racial Karma with Dr. Larry Ward

Dr. Larry Ward, ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh as a dharma teacher in the Plum Village tradition, and the author of America's Racial Karma: An Invitation to Heal, says much of the global turmoil we face today is the result of a history of thought and practice that has likewise justified slavery, environmental degradation, and other atrocities. The revolutionary act therefore is slowing down, practicing kindness, and cultivating joy. These are radical social acts. In this dharma talk about America’s racial karma Ward describes how we can start to heal the trauma in ourselves and in the world.

32 min3 w ago
Comments
(Repost) Healing America’s Racial Karma with Dr. Larry Ward

In the Issue: Poker, Kung Fu, Good Food, and Mindfulness

Editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod and deputy editor Andrea Miller talk about what's in the next issue of Lion's Roar magazine, from the cover story on teachings from the Buddha to the Kung Fu Nuns of Nepal, the power of mindfulness in poker, and tasting food from one of the best restaurants in the world. They also talk about America's Racial Karma, a new book by Dr. Larry Ward, and an excerpt from Sharon Salzberg’s new book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World.

33 minSEP 19
Comments
In the Issue: Poker, Kung Fu, Good Food, and Mindfulness

Awakening My Heart on Retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh

Lions Roar’s Andrea Miller describes a six day retreat with the Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh – one that promised total relaxation and ended up being a healing experience she didn’t know she needed.

21 minSEP 5
Comments
Awakening My Heart on Retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh

Illness Can Teach Us So Much with Karma Lekshe Tsomo and Pema Khandro Rinpoche

In another helpful conversation about Buddhism, illness, and health—especially relevant in the coronavirus era—Buddhist teacher Karma Lekshe Tsomo gets personal with her colleague Pema Khandro Rinpoche, talking about what she learned from her own very scary brush with illness after being bitten by a poisonous viper. They also discuss using pain as a tool, managing uncertainty, why Buddhist practice “is more important than ever in a circumstance of illness,” and more.

43 minAUG 22
Comments
Illness Can Teach Us So Much with Karma Lekshe Tsomo and Pema Khandro Rinpoche

Study Versus Practice with Stephen Batchelor

Stephen Batchelor is a teacher and author of the national bestselling title Buddhism Without Beliefs. Buddhadharma deputy editor Koun Franz asks him about the role of study in Buddhist practice – what divides the scholars from the practitioners – and how Batchelor bridges that gap, showing how practice opens up questions we can pursue with an attitude of curiosity that inspires us to investigate its foundations.

28 minAUG 8
Comments
Study Versus Practice with Stephen Batchelor

A Marriage Made in Heaven with Anne Lamott and Neal Allen / Positive Change in Buddhism with Melvin McLeod

Anne Lamott grew up in a family with atheist parents and a great disdain for spirituality. Neal Allen was raised in a Protestant Christian family but until he was 52 years old believed he had no use for god. They were married by an episcopal minister, a Jesuit priest, and the Buddhist author and teacher, Jack Kornfield. In an interview for Lion’s Roar magazine, the joyous interfaith couple describe how they found the sweet spot where seemingly opposite beliefsmeet.

21 minJUL 25
Comments
A Marriage Made in Heaven with Anne Lamott and Neal Allen / Positive Change in Buddhism with Melvin McLeod

Apology from an Abusive Father with Eve Ensler

Sharing your most personal stories can seem impossible. But in her bookThe Apology, Eve Ensler goes one impossible step further. She tellsthe story of her abusive fatherfrom hisperspective.Ensler is known forher famous episodic play,The Vagina Monologues –a testament to the healing power of sharingthe traumatic, scaryexperiencesthat we think we can’t tell anyone. In her interview with Lion's Roar's Andrea Miller,she explains how she found the courage to tell the story of her abuse,what it means to tell the true story of your trauma,how to respond when someone tells you their traumatic story, and how to create a culture around apology that allows for true healing in the aftermath of abuse.

31 minJUL 11
Comments
Apology from an Abusive Father with Eve Ensler

Right Livelihood with Buddha's Office author Dan Zigmond

Life as we know it has changed, includingwork life. Technology tends to fill in the gaps left open by the need to distance ourselves from one another, but can work and technology actually help our spiritual well-being? In his book, Buddha's Office: The Ancient Art of Waking Up While Working Well,Dan Zigmond gives a lot of thought to bringing technologyand spiritual lifetogether in healthful, wise ways. Melvin McLeod talked to him about how we can find a balance between the two, and how to incorporate our work lives into our spiritual lives in a way that can help us achieve right livelihood.

35 minJUN 27
Comments
Right Livelihood with Buddha's Office author Dan Zigmond

The Dalai Lama's First Album / Why PoC Sanghas are Different with Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera is the founder and CEO of Liberate, a meditation app and community for black indigenous and people of colour.We spoke in March, at the height of coronavirus related deaths in New York City, where he lives and works.We talked about what makes a sangha of non-white practitionersdifferent, and why Liberate has shifted to focusing on black and indigenous healing foremost – amessage that’s only amplified by the recent news, and demonstrations in response to, police violence against George Floyd and too many others.After the interview you’ll hear “Compassion,”the first song released from the Dalai Lama’s first album of music,Inner World.

22 minJUN 14
Comments
The Dalai Lama's First Album / Why PoC Sanghas are Different with Julio Rivera

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