The Power of Equanimity

At this momentous time in our nation’s history, “equanimity” probably does not describe what most of us are striving for right now. On the contrary, many of us are striving for justice, for healing—some of us, for survival. Is the peace and balance of meditation taking us in the wrong direction? Not in my understanding. …

The Power of Equanimity Read More »

What Compassion Looks Like Today

In 2015, I gave a talk to a predominantly white Buddhist community. It was a heartfelt evening in which we explored the epidemic of violence that was infesting many of our communities near and far, and we discussed how to stay intimately present with an open heart. After a thirty-minute silent meditation, I had everyone …

What Compassion Looks Like Today Read More »

Unhinged – Finding Ground in Groundless Times

In a time of intense political and social illness, many of us are doing what we can to face a bombardment of challenges often without releasing inner distress. Such holding, often without recognition, is harsh on the heart, and can be a form of self-inflicted violence, contributing to disconnection, chronic fatigue, shortening of breath, and …

Unhinged – Finding Ground in Groundless Times Read More »

NY Times quotes Ruth King in “I am going to physically explode”: Mom Rage in a Pandemic, by Minna Dubin

With coronavirus concerns, stay-at-home orders, financial instability and mounting civil unrest, it is no surprise that mothers are experiencing intensified anger. Check out the article!  Good afternoon Ruth I was on your website from the NYT article on “mom rage” and I found the writing on rage beautiful, inspired, and necessary. Coronavirus has not hurt …

NY Times quotes Ruth King in “I am going to physically explode”: Mom Rage in a Pandemic, by Minna Dubin Read More »

Exploring Interdependence Through the Lens of Blackness, Sponsored by C-Mind

This engaging webinar, open to all people of all ethnicities, invites us to deepen our understanding of interdependence and contemplative dialogue by exploring the wondrous ways in which our lives have been enriched by the resilience, creativity, and leadership of Black people. Through meditative reflections, we bring to awareness the Black threads in our lives …

Exploring Interdependence Through the Lens of Blackness, Sponsored by C-Mind Read More »

Lion’s Roar Highlights Buddhist Books by and for People of Color

BY LION’S ROAR STAFF| JANUARY 13, 2020 In response to a query from a reader, our editors suggest some books by and for people of color. Illustration by Nolan Pelletier. Question: Can you recommend some Buddhist books by and for people of color? Answer: It used to be that pretty much the only Buddhist books in English were …

Lion’s Roar Highlights Buddhist Books by and for People of Color Read More »

Scroll to Top