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Lions Roar : September 2019
SHARON SALZBERG: I was once on stage with the Dalai Lama when he started talking about his mother, who he always says was his greatest teacher. “She taught me compassion,” he said. “She taught me everything.” I could feel the mood in the room go down because many of us were thinking about how hard life is if you didn’t have a parent like that. So I raised my hand and said, “I didn't have that kind of childhood.” And both the Dalai Lama and his transla- tor, their mouths went, “Awwww!” [drags down corners of mouth with fingers to make sad face. Laughter]. They looked so sad. Although I didn’t have a mother like the Dalai Lama’s, what I did have was a strong intention. I wanted to be better. I wanted to make a different kind of life for myself. I found sources of love and ways to love. I found it without that childhood the Dalai Lama had. ROSANNE CASH: I had a tough child- hood too. My father was a drug addict. My mother was enraged about it and very distracted. But I was resilient and created imaginary adults who were safe. I knew early on that I was an artist, and that art and music could save me. And they have—many times. I wonder why certain people’s longing for love and art and healing is so great that it carries them through terrible trauma, and other people, who don’t have that long- ing, give up right away. I think longing is a wonderful thing to keep your whole life. Don’t get rid of it for anything, even love. SHARON SALZBERG : Yeah, but I would say that even if someone doesn’t have that longing throughout much of their life, I wouldn’t give up on them and the possi- bility of their turning things around. I think there was some kind of know- ing in me early on as well. When I was eighteen, I left for India. There was something in me that just knew there was something else—something truth- ful for me. I could have stayed in Buffalo and studied Buddhism, but I got on that airplane. I think now, “How did I know?” Something in us does know. ROSANNE CASH: When my dad got clean, he was a really good parent about my songwriting. He would tell me I was good. Even when my songs weren’t good, he would just keep encouraging me. Later on, my first husband, who was my record producer at the time, gave me a lot of confidence when I didn’t have it in myself. Loving Your Inner Critic Singer-songwriter ROSANNE CASH in conversation with Buddhist teacher SHARON SALZBERG at the Rubin Museum about loving yourself, your work, and—yes— even your inner critic. PHOTOBYGONZALESPHOTO/ALAMYSTOCKPHOTO Rosanne Cash, daughter of Johnny Cash, is a Grammy-winning singer/ songwriter who draws connections between creativity and spirituality. Some of her songs have been inspired by Buddhist art. LION’S ROAR | SEPTEMBER 2019 51