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 : January 2018
on nine separate strips of paper. Then choose the three that you’d be most will- ing to live without. Crumple them up and throw them away. Now choose three more to discard. Now two more. Finally, throw away the only one that you have left. That, says Zen priest Ittetsu Nemoto, is what death is. Death is losing everything. The Departure is a moving documentary about Nemoto’s life and work. At a young age, he lost an uncle and two friends to suicide and his grief eventually led him to dedicate himself to helping suicidal peo- ple find a reason to live. Today he coun- sels individuals and conducts unusual but effective death workshops at his temple. OLD DEMONS, NEW DEITIES Twenty-One Short Stories from Tibet Edited by Tenzin Dickie OR Books 2017, 304 pp. $20 (paper) Old Demons, New Deities is the first Eng- lish language collection of contemporary Tibetan fiction. As Tenzin Dickie states in the introduction, the contributing authors offer Western readers an authen- tic look at the lives of Tibetans navigating occupation and exile, but they offer their fellow Tibetans a great deal more. The authors, she says, “examine and explain our heartbreak—the heartbreak of our occupation, our exile, our diaspora—and in doing so, they give us comfort, clarity, and a measure of belonging.” There are many bright lights in Old Demons, New Deities, including Pema Bhum’s “Wink,” which sheds light on the insanity of Mao Tse-tung’s regime by giving us a glimpse into the dizzyingly changing fortunes of one family. ♦ REVIEWS UNBINDING The Grace Beyond Self By Kathleen Dowling Singh Wisdom Publications 2017, 288 pp. $24.95 (cloth) Dependent origination, also known as dependent arising, means that all things appear in dependence upon other things. Unbinding is a rich exploration of this subtle foundational Buddhist teaching, and yet it is not just for Buddhists. Kath- leen Dowling Singh wrote it for people of all wisdom traditions—for anyone and everyone who seeks to obtain unity with the absolute through contemplation and self-surrender. How do our illusions of ego veil our true nature and trap us in suffering, and how can we discover more gratitude, love, and wisdom? Kathleen Dowling Singh died peacefully two days before the release of this book. THE DEPARTURE Documentary film Directed and produced by Lana Wilson Drifting Cloud Productions and ITVS What are the three items that are dear- est to you in the world? Who are the three people that mean the most to you? What are three things that you would most like to try? Write your answers to these questions Pema and the Pema Chödrön Foundation support: THE BUDDHIST MONASTIC TRADITION Pema is dedicated to help guide and support her home monastery, Gampo Abbey, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. NUNS IN THE HIMALAYAS The Pema Chödrön Foundation’s support helps ensure that nuns in Nepal, Bhutan and India have the same equal opportunities for deep practice and study as monks have always had. THE BOOK INITIATIVE Pema’s books and recorded teachings are offered to underserved individuals and the organizations that serve them, around the world, free of charge. pemachodronfoundation.org All proceeds from the PCF bookstore support Pema’s work. Free Shipping in the USA LION’S ROAR | JANUARY 2018 78