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Lions Roar : May 2018
give money and old clothes to charity. And more than that, we’re right about most of the things that other people are wrong about. But the clue is in none of those things. The clue is the word “refrain.” What we are vowing to refrain from is letting ourselves be controlled by the ego-driven “I” that wants to impose itself on others in self-centered ways. The practice of refraining is multidimensional and profound. It requires self-awareness, self-admission, and self-control before taking action. And it makes a big difference. In the words of Dogen Zenji in The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye, “Refraining is not something that worldly people are apt to think of before concocting what they are going to do.” Pain and suffering result from actions taken by people who do not refrain. On the trail, it was pretty obvious why my husband had an easier time of it: he’d been practicing. Similarly, Dogen tells us that if you “rouse your heart and mind to do the training and practice, you will have already realized eight- or nine-tenths of the way. Before you know it, you will have ‘refraining’ always in the back of your mind.” The way sounds like something difficult, but it’s not. KAREN MAEZEN MILLER’s books include Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden. She has a century-old Japanese garden in her backyard. Meeting Heart-to-Heart The key, says KOSHIN PALEY ELLISON, is two people willing to let go of being right. I am responsible. You are responsible. —Taizan Maezumi Roshi A year ago, a rather unfavorable review appeared regarding me and my husband as the teachers and cofounders the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. My first reaction was feeling vulnerable and hurt. I’d never met this person and, to my knowledge, he’d never been to our center. I was curious about someone who was driven to write such things about us, personally and as teachers, without having ever met us. After reflecting on what he’d written to see if there was some underlying truth to the words, I felt confident that his thoughts and ideas were founded in some- thing other than one truth. I decided to write to the man, but just as I was about to do so, I received a message from him. He was inquiring about his concerns. How courageous, I thought. How rare it is that we manifest our practice through direct communication. It’s so easy to gossip and talk about others anonymously. I thought about what my beloved teacher, Sensei Dorothy Dai-En Friedman, often says. “In order to practice fully, we LION’S ROAR | MAY 2018 57