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Lion's Roar  Lion’s Roar shares Buddhist wisdom for our time via three publications: Lion’s Roar magazine, Buddhadharma, and #Buddhism #Meditation

Today we celebrate the birthday of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the teacher who founded the San Francisco Zen Center and played an important role in the establishment of Buddhist practice in the West.
Read "Remembering Shunryu Suzuki" by Lewis Richmond on Link in bio.
Photo via On Being.

"We can learn to trust the relentless stripping of winter as much as the bursting buds of spring—as do the plants, taken down to bare root and then blossoming again."
Joan Sutherland shares why we must learn to trust the ebbs and flows of awakening on Link in bio.

"When we listen openly, we take in much more of the energy and substance of the music—both pleasurable and sometimes not so pleasurable—than we ordinarily do. Paying close attention, we hear things we have never noticed before. We see in vivid detail how we sometimes relate to our experiences through the lenses of passion, aggression, and ignorance."
Learn to organize a meditative music night from Ryan Winger on Link in bio.
Illustration by Sydney Smith

“Loving-kindness.” “Friendliness.” “Good will.” However you translate the Buddhist word "metta," there’s no denying that we could all use more of it. ・・・
Our special edition "How to Live With More Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Awakening Loving-Kindness" will show you how to cultivate more kindness and compassion in your life, through guidance from favorite Buddhist teachers and figures like Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, bell hooks, Sharon Salzberg, and more.
Order your copy now. Link in bio.

"Passionate as your views may be, you do not want to take sides and engage in bitter disputes. Instead, you want to appreciate and understand and weep with the suffering of the world."
Read Zoketsu Norman Fischer’s commentary on Mumonkan Case 14: Nanchuan’s Cat. Link in bio.
Illustration by Sengai Gibon

"He is the radiant sun of the universal embrace. He is inclusion, service, and self-sacrifice. He is genuine love." Richard Gere reflects on how His Holiness the Dalai Lama has impacted him. Read the whole article on (link in bio). 📸 @olivieradam07

“What if our deluded minds aren’t a barrier to enlightenment at all? What if they are the very path to it?,” asks Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel in her teaching on the intimate relationship between enlightenment and delusion from the Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma. Link in bio. 🌒

Let this be the year you begin and maintain a meditation practice. Our “How to Meditate” special edition presents the basics of mindfulness and other forms of Buddhist meditation from many Buddhist teachers. Also included are inspiring stories of success with the practice, answers to common questions, resources for sticking with meditation, and much more. Link in bio.

Happy Winter Solstice!
Buddhist teacher Sylvia Boorstein shares advice for the darkening days ahead in “How to Work With the Winter Blues” on Lion’s Roar. Link in bio. ❄️
📸 by: @bethsolanophotography

“The mind-set of samsara is that we can only be happy if we are someone other than our present self. Someday, somewhere, somehow — different. Oh, the things we would do if we were smarter, richer, thinner, if we had more knowledge or better opportunities. This is the clinging to a self that generates dukkha, or pervasive unsatisfactoriness,” writes Pema Khandro Rinpoche in “You’re Ready Enough.”

“Every great Buddhist practitioner ever, in the history of Buddhism, knew their limitations and acted for the benefit of beings anyway. It’s because of their lack of hesitation that we can receive the dharma today.“

Read “You’re Ready Enough” by @dzogchen.pemakhandro on Link in bio.

This hand-carved, hand-pulled, Moku Hanga woodblock Medicine Buddha, created by artist Faith Stone, is available in the Lion's Roar Foundation Annual Online Auction. “The idea is that once the painting is completed, the deity moves in. The painting no longer belongs to the artist. It is the home of a Buddha,” says Stone of her art. ~
Take a moment to browse the offerings of Buddhist art, meditation supplies, retreat packages, and more in this year's auction. Link in bio.

The Winter 2017 issue of Buddhadharma — the first in its new journal format — is available now. This quarterly journal is where you can deepen your practice, expand your knowledge of Buddhism, learn from other traditions, and connect with fellow practitioners to address all the important issues facing Buddhism today. See what’s inside this issue by clicking the link in our bio.

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