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Lions Roar : May 2017
VOLUME TWO, NUMBER 2 • Lion’s Roar (ISSN 2369-7997, USPS 009-651) is published bimonthly for $34 year USA, $44 Canada & $54 (us) International, by Lion’s Roar Foundation, 1790 30th St, Suite 280, Boulder, CO 80301 USA. Periodicals postage paid at Boulder, CO and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Lion’s Roar, PO Box 469095, Escondido, CA 92046-9095. Printed in U.S.A. © 2017 Lion’s Roar Foundation. All rights reserved. Canada Post Publication Mail Agreement #40018157. Canadian Postmaster: Send undeliverable copies to: 1660 Hollis St., Suite 701, Halifax, NS B3J 1V7 Canada. THE MOMENT 13 FROM WHERE WE SIT Stand Against Suffering A Buddhist call to action by thirteen prominent teachers 17 BODHISATTVAS Hard Truths Mean Better Care Laurie Mallery 19 Q&A Oh, Rats! Biologist Loretta Mayer 21 HEART & MIND The Fourfold Path to Good Sex Jessica Graham 23 ADVICE FOR DIFFICULT TIMES Is It OK to Feel Good About Myself? Sylvia Boorstein 25 THIS DHARMA LIFE My Stomach Is Empty: A Buddhist Teacher Does Weight Watchers James Ishmael Ford 27 SHARE YOUR WISDOM What’s the best meditation advice you ever received? 29 HOW TO PRACTICE Drinking a Mindful Cup of Tea Joseph Emet 32 BEGINNER’S MIND • Buddhism by the Numbers: The 2 Truths • FAQs: Do Buddhists pray to statues? What is the Dalai Lama’s role? Can I meditate in a chair? • Who, What, Where: The Lotus 35 MEET A TEACHER Anushka Fernandopulle DEPARTMENTS 11 EDITORIAL Benefit, Not Benefits Melvin McLeod 73 HOT OFF THE PRESS Empty Branches: A Season of Zen Teachings By Bonnie Myotai Treace 76 REVIEWS 81 MARKETPLACE 84 BUDDHIST DIRECTORY 88 JUST SO Shunryu Suzuki Roshi CONTENTS FIND MORE ONLINE: LIONSROAR.COM TARAHARDYNOLANPELLETIER LION’S ROAR | MAY 2017 6