The Lion’s Roar Podcast

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November 9, 2019  

Sacred Reich’s Buddhist Metal Album with Phil Rind

"Bad Buddhist" Phil Rind is a singer in a metal band who's newest album Awakening is riddled with references to the eightfold path and the Buddha's teachings. Lion’s Roar Editor Rod Meade Sperry asked him about the unapologetically positive metal album.

November 1, 2019  

Death Meditation and MARANASATI 19111

With music from her debut album, composer and multi-instrumentalist Nina Keith shares her process of producing experimental classical music with found sounds and rented instruments from her bedroom in Philadelphia. An album that depicts her journey through the past to uncover childhood memories, and what she's learned from death meditation.

October 25, 2019  

Two Deep Breaths Practice with Cyndi Lee / How to Meditate

Cyndi Lee, Buddhist and teacher of movement and self-care, shares a brief practice to help you get grounded when life is overwhelming.

Lion’s Roar Editor Rod Meade Sperry shares a quick guide to meditation for beginners.

October 18, 2019  

Joanna Macy / Bhikkhu Bodhi / Mark Ovland

Environmental activist, author and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy talks about “The Work that Reconnects” and how it encourages activism that doesn’t alienate or blame, but brings people together.

The Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi gives a United Nations address about our need to confront climate change.

Mark Ovland, longtime practicing Buddhist and activist with Extinction Rebellion, gave up training as a Buddhist teacher to join the environmental movement full time, at risk of assault and arrest. 

October 11, 2019  

Rev. angel Kyodo williams on love and Radical Dharma

Zen priest and black queer feminist Rev. angel Kyodo williams on compassion, liberation and Radical Dharma. 

September 27, 2019  

Tim Ryan / What is Zen? / Sylvia Boorstein

Congressman and presidential candidate Tim Ryan on his platform, which strongly encourages the adoption of mindfulness as national policy.

Koun Franz, Zen priest and deputy editor of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly, talks about what Zen is—and isn’t.

Buddhist teacher and author Sylvia Boorstein tells a folk tale about a terrifying samurai, and the abbot who would not flee.