using the arrow buttons.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Lions Roar : March 2017
the “ultimate truth of no- self ” as a way of normalizing Trump, minimizing people’s trauma, regulating your own feelings, or as a justification for inaction or checking out. I don’t get to check out! You shouldn’t either. After all, we’re all against delusion, right? • While it’s fine to try to “understand” those who voted for Donald Trump, your compassion is, in my opinion, misplaced—or at best, incom- plete—without an equally urgent call for the protection of those who are profoundly threatened by this administration. Can we, who are supposed to be more awake, please not do that thing where we jump right to compassion for the aggressors who voted for an explicitly homophobic, sexist, rac- ist, and violent president that’s readying an all-out assault on vulnerable people? • And for the love of Buddha, stop telling us not to be angry! Anger is an appropriate response. In the trauma world, we see anger as the energy that naturally organizes in a person to sup- port a self-protective response to threat. Yes, anger demands mindful- ness to relate to it skillfully, but I think it is an exquisite fuel for change. That’s what it’s there for. Act Up trans- formed the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 1990s by channel- ing their appropriate anger into direct action. In my view, it was one of the most effec- tive forces for change the modern world has ever seen. What I want to say is this: it’s time to wake the wakeful. If your practice is only about you, and you are not really standing in the margins with the most vulnerable members of society for the next four years, then for me, your com- passion and wisdom are impotent. I’m angry, I’m not sorry, and I will resist! My life, and the lives of my friends, family, and lovers, depend on it. ♦ Anurag Gupta, Sierra Picket, and Judge Gretchen Rohr express their hopes for society during the Buddhist Leadership Summit. LION’S ROAR | MARCH 2017 17