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Lions Roar : September 2018
CONTENTS PHOTOBYJUNJUN/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM FEATURES 30 BUDDHA’S CHAMPION Scholar, activist, friend of the Dalai Lama, and all- around spokesman for Buddhism: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong profiles Robert Thurman. 36 HOW TO FACE LIFE’S CHALLENGES The three Buddhist teachers featured at this year’s Lion’s Roar retreat teach us ways to work with whatever challenges life presents so we can benefit ourselves and others. • Meeting Ourselves as We Are, by Melissa Myozen Blacker • Being Present with Suffering, by Justin von Bujdoss • It’s All Workable, by Mushim Patricia Ikeda 42 THIS LAND IS PURE LAND: THE BUDDHIST CHURCHES OF AMERICA Lindsay Kyte traces the history of the BCA—and the Japanese immigrant experience in America—through four generations of one family. 66 THE RIGHT SPEECH OF RACE Racism festers when we don’t talk about it, says scholar Breeze Harper—even in progressive and spiritual communities. Andrea Miller reports. 71 FARTS, FRANTZ FANON, AND RAINBOW BOOGERS Breeze Harper on the precarious balance of work and motherhood. SPECIAL SECTION: THE HEALING MIND 50 THE GREAT PHYSICIAN The Buddha is compared to a doctor because he treated the suffering that ails all of us. His diagnosis and cure, says Zen teacher Norman Fischer, is called the four noble truths. 56 HOW TO INVOKE THE MEDICINE BUDDHA David Michie teaches us a healing meditation to purify karma and cultivate well-being. 59 THE HEALING POWER OF MEDITATION Jill Suttie reports on the benefits of meditation for our hearts, brains, immune systems, and more. 62 BEING WELL (WHETHER YOU’RE HEALTHY OR NOT) True stories of sickness, health, and the basic wellness that transcends them. • The Wonder Years, by Cary Groner • My Best Chance, by Natalie Goldberg • Your Life Is Always All Right, by Toni Bernhard • The Heart Breaks, by Minal Hajratwala • Practice Is the Right Medicine, by Jan Chozen Bays • The Dalai Lama Gets Vaccinated, by Barry Kerzin