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About Lion’s Roar

Lion’s Roar Foundation is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the United States, and a not-for-profit, charitable organization in Canada. We are mission-driven and community-supported.

Taking Refuge 

in Your Body

Hosted by Cyndi Lee

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The latest online course from Lion’s Roar features insight meditation practitioner and teacher JoAnna Hardy. 

The Buddhist word metta is often translated into English as “Loving-Kindness”,  this course explores the practice of metta that offers an opportunity to develop inner calm and focus. This centuries-old meditation technique can be a tool for those struggling with the suffering of the world. It is a way to make sense of the helplessness and turn it into action. It is a powerful tool for reflection and action in situations where you may feel helpless.

Learn how to cultivate more compassion and kindness – towards yourself and the world – in this new online course from Lion’s Roar. 

Imagine a World with More Love
…It Begins with You.

How to Cultivate a Loving Heart: The Buddhist Practice of Metta is taught by JoAnna Hardy, meditation practitioner and teacher. Together with Lion’s Roar, she guides you through all you need to know to begin and deepen the practice of loving-kindness meditation.

Learn the tools to face life’s challenges
with resilience and inner peace

“Impermanence is not only to be overcome and conquered. It is also to be lived and appreciated.”

About Lion’s Roar

—Norman Fischer

Taking Refuge 

in Your Body

Hosted by Cyndi Lee

Over the course of this free 4-day event, you will learn from some of today’s most respected Buddhist teachers and compassionate caregivers how to move through discomforting change and stressful times with an awakened heart.

CYNDI LEE

Author of Yoga Body, Buddha Mind and May I Be Happy

ANYEN RINPOCHE

Founder and Spiritual Director of Orgyen Khamdroling Dharma Center 

ALLISON CHOYING ZANGMO

Co-author, with Anyen Rinpoche, of 5 books, including Dying with Confidence

NORMAN FISCHER

Zen teacher, author, and founder of the Everyday Zen Foundation

RACHEL NEUMANN

Author of Not Quite Nirvana, a Best Buddhist Writing selection

DR. PEGGY ROWE WARD

Lotus Institute co-founder; dharma teacher empowered by Thich Nhat Hanh

ROSHI JOAN HALIFAX

Abbot of Upaya Institute and Zen Center, and author of Standing at the Edge

DIANA WINSTON

Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA, and author of The Little Book of Being

TONI BERNHARD

Author of How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers

JOANNA HARDY

Teacher in the Theravada Insight tradition

LAMA JUSTIN VON BUJDOSS

Staff Chaplain for NYC Department of Corrections. Co-founder of Bhumisparsha

TRUDY GOODMAN

Founder and guiding teacher of InsightLA

SENSEI KOSHIN PALEY ELLISON

Co-founder, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care; author of Wholehearted

SENSEI ROBERT CHODO CAMPBELL

Co-founder and Guiding Teacher, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care

JUDY LIEF

Buddhist teacher and author of Making Friends with Death

DR. LARRY WARD

Lotus Institute co-founder; dharma teacher empowered by Thich Nhat Hanh

SYLVIA BOORSTEIN

Psychologist, author, and leading teacher of Insight Meditation

GUO GU

Sheng Yen Associate Professor of Chinese Buddhism at FSU and founder of Tallahassee Chan Center

SYLVIA BOORSTEIN

LAMA JUSTIN VON BUJDOSS

SENSEI KOSHIN PALEY ELLISON

TRUDY GOODMAN

DR. PEGGY ROWE WARD

DR. LARRY WARD

SENSEI ROBERT CHODO CAMPBELL

GUO GU

TONI BERNHARD

RACHEL NEUMAN

DIANE WINSTON

JUDY LIEF

NORMAN FISCHER

ROSHI JOAN HALIFAX

ALLISON CHOYING ZANGMO

ANYEN RINPOCHE

JOANNA HARDY

CYNDI LEE

You can view the summit for free from June 13–16. 

When does the Summit start and finish?

We think you’ll love this course, so we don’t want anything holding you back from enrolling. We’re therefore offering an unconditional 30-day guarantee: If you decide that this program isn’t right for you, we’ll give you a full refund within the first 30 days of the scheduled start date. 

“Impermanence is not only to be overcome and conquered. It is also to be lived and appreciated.”

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Embrace Change Summit

$399


  • 4 days of empowering insights

  • 19 inspiring spiritual talks  

  • 15 guided meditations

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Embrace Change offers you profound and practical Buddhist teachings for living with impermanence. Life’s greatest challenges involve loss, aging, illness, and dying. We all experience these unsettling changes—they’re simply unavoidable.

Cultivating resilience and inner peace begins with an open-hearted awareness of suffering and its causes. The Buddhist tradition teaches that, together, recognizing and opening to our experiences of suffering are the very path to wisdom and personal freedom. By compassionately attending to our own discomforts and fears, we also strengthen our ability to witness and help alleviate the suffering of others.

Change is a given. Suffering is not.

Join us for 4 days of wisdom at the FREE Embrace Change summit

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Get the tools to face life’s challenges with resilience and peace

Join us for 4 days of wisdom at the FREE Embrace Change summit

Get the tools to face life’s challenges with resilience and peace

Get Lifetime Access to All the Embrace Change Summit Sessions + Bonuses

Downloadable audio collection  of 14 guided meditations

Downloadable MP3s of all 15 spiritual talks

Lifetime access to 

10+ hours of teachings 

1-year subscription to our acclaimed magazine, Lion’s Roar

BONUS #1

PLUS, Get Three Valuable Bonus Gifts

How to Cultivate a Loving Heart, an online course with JoAnna Hardy

BONUS #2

4 Downloadable digital collections of related content carefully curated by Lion’s Roar’s editors 

BONUS #3

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Pre-Order the Resource Package for Only $178 ($297)

Full transcripts of all summit sessions

Get Lifetime Access to All the Embrace Change Summit Sessions + Bonuses

Lifetime access to 10+ hours of teachings

Downloadable audio collection of 14 guided meditations

Full transcripts of all summit sessions

PLUS, Get Three Valuable Bonus Gifts

How can we meet life’s challenges with an open heart? 

Embrace Change brings you more than 10 hours of encouragement and inspiration. Additionally, each event Day includes guided meditations, to help you integrate the contemplative teachings. 


• Make peace with life’s inevitable changes

• See difficulties as fuel for transformation

• Relax the body with gentle movement

• Connect more deeply with others

• Relate to dying as an essential part of life


Register Now for the FREE Embrace Change Summit


4 days of empowering insights

15 inspiring spiritual talks  

14 guided meditations

REGISTER NOW

4 days of empowering insights

15 inspiring spiritual talks  

14 guided meditations

Register Now for the FREE Embrace Change Summit

Join Us for a FREE Online Event

June 13-16

4 days of empowering insights

15 inspiring spiritual talks

14 guided meditations

REGISTER NOW

Explore your power to transform suffering into wisdom and discover true happiness.

In this free online event you’ll receive insightful teachings and practical guidance to help you:

DAY 1

Suffering & the End of Suffering

What is the truth of suffering, and how do Buddhism’s four noble truths steer us through it? Find out in talks by Sylvia Boorstein, Norman Fischer, and Guo Gu, along with an introductory video from Lion’s Roar.

Suffering & the End of Suffering

What is the truth of suffering, and how do Buddhism’s four noble truths steer us through it? Find out in talks by Sylvia Boorstein, Norman Fischer, and Guo Gu, along with an introductory video from Lion’s Roar.

DAY 2

How to Live a Good Life, Even With Its Toughest Challenges 

Suffering is a part of the spiritual path—as are compassion and self-care. Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo, Cyndi Lee, Toni Bernhard, Diana Winston, and Roshi Joan Halifax will lead the heart-opening talks on Day 2.

How to Live a Good Life, Even With Its Toughest Challenges 

Suffering is a part of the spiritual path—as are compassion and self-care. Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo, Cyndi Lee, Toni Bernhard, Diana Winston, and Roshi Joan Halifax will lead the heart-opening talks on Day 2.

DAY 3

Breaking Through the Barrier of Suffering

Listening, being fully present, and accepting change are the building blocks of connection. Receive sound guidance from Dr. Peggy Rowe Ward and Dr. Larry Ward, Rachel Neumann, JoAnna Hardy, and Lama Justin Von Bujdoss.

Breaking Through the Barrier of Suffering

Listening, being fully present, and accepting change are the building blocks of connection. Receive sound guidance from Dr. Peggy Rowe Ward and Dr. Larry Ward, Rachel NeumannJoAnna Hardy, and Lama Justin Von Bujdoss.

DAY 4

How to Die a Good Death / What Comes Next?

Living wholeheartedly, in wise relationship with impermanence, is vital to spiritual growth. Gain new understandings on death in talks by Trudy Goodman, Sensei Koshin Paley Ellison and Sensei Robert Chodo Campbell, and Judy Lief.

How to Die a Good Death / What Comes Next?

Listening, being fully present, and accepting change are the building blocks of connection. Receive sound guidance from Dr. Peggy Rowe Ward and Dr. Larry Ward, Rachel NeumannJoAnna Hardy, and Lama Justin Von Bujdoss.

How do I access the Summit sessions?

Once you register, we’ll send you a reminder email with a link to access the sessions each day. The summit will broadcast daily at 6:00 am PT | 9:00 am ET. The sessions for each day will be available 24 hours.

Can I re-watch the presentations?

When you upgrade to purchase the Resource Package you get lifetime access to all the sessions, guided meditations, plus special event bonuses. You can pre-order the Resource Package at any time. Learn more below.

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Learn the tools to face life’s challenges with resilience and inner peace



Explore your power to transform suffering into wisdom and discover true happiness.

Change is a given. Suffering is not.

In this free online event you’ll receive insightful teachings and practical guidance to help you:


• Make peace with life’s inevitable changes

• See difficulties as fuel for transformation

• Relax the body with gentle movement

• Connect more deeply with others

• Relate to dying as an essential part of life

How can we meet life’s challenges with an open heart? 

Embrace Change brings you more than 10 hours of encouragement and inspiration. Additionally, each event Day includes guided meditations, to help you integrate the contemplative teachings. 

When does the Summit start and finish?

How do I access the Summit sessions?

Can I re-watch the presentations?