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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.

About Lion’s Roar

Taking Refuge 

in Your Body

Hosted by Cyndi Lee

Even amid global upheaval, and the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety that so many of us are experiencing, there is always the opportunity to connect with the heart’s innate courage, resilience and joy. This gathering of well-known teachers includes favorites from the pages of Lions Roar, the leading magazine about Buddhist wisdom and mindfulness. In their work, theyve brought passion and conviction to many of the world’s most pressing issues, from climate change to social justice. Their wisdom also shines a light on our everyday challenges:
 
How do we cultivate calm and compassion in the midst of anxiety? How do we become better communicators and caregiversAnd, given the difficulties we all face, how can we avoid burnout and find beauty and meaning in a suffering world?

Roshi Joan Halifax

Author of Standing at the Edge

Cyndi Lee

Movement and meditation teacher

Rev Qalvy Grainzvolt

Buddhist priest at NYC's Shinnyo-En Center

Robert Chodo Campbell

New York Center for Contemplative Care

Lama Rod Owens

Love and Rage author and Buddhist teacher 

Lama Tsomo

Tibetan Buddhist teacher 

Mushim Ikeda

Activist and teacher of the East Bay Meditation Center

Sharon Salzberg

Lama Rod Owens

Shantum Seth

Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness teacher and author of Real Change

Guo Gu

 of Tallahassee Chan Center and Dharma Relief

Sylvia Boorstein

Insight Meditation teacher, psychologist, and author

Spencer Sherman

Abcacus Wealth Partners founder 

Ray Buckner

Racial, religious, and gender justice activist 

David Loy

Zen teacher and author of EcoDharma

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Monk and scholar

Mary Stancavage

of The Meditation Coalition

Koshin Paley Ellison

New York Center for Contemplative Care

Ray Buckner

Robert Chodo Campbell

Mushim Ikeda

Guo Gu

Cyndi Lee

Rev Qalvy Grainzvolt

Mary Stancavage

Spencer Sherman

Roshi Joan Halifax

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

Sylvia Boorstein

Koshin Paley Ellison

David Loy

Lama Tsomo

You can view the summit for free from November 8–10. 

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. 

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Embrace Change Summit

$399


  • 4 days of empowering insights

  • 19 inspiring spiritual talks  

  • 15 guided meditations

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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

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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 

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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

Each day of the summit includes practical wisdom and helpful guidance. Each presenter offers an inspiring talk accompanied by a guided meditation or reflection practice. Here are highlights of what you can look forward to when you register for free.


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 Experience the profound, gentle, and practical wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh and his Plum Village tradition.

Your registration includes a gift to download instantly

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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.



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

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A FREE ONLINE EVENT    JUNE 24-28, 2020

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Cultivate mindfulness, loving-kindness, and positive change for yourself and our world with wise guidance from 15 renowned spiritual teachers and activists.

Bringing together 15 spiritual teachers and activists devoted to bettering our world, the Re-Awaken summit offers five days of insightful talks, transformational teachings, and helpful guided meditations and reflections.

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Even amid global upheaval, and the feelings of uncertainty and anxiety that so many of us are experiencing, there is always the opportunity to connect with the heart’s innate courage, resilience and joy. This gathering of well-known teachers includes favorites from the pages of Lion's Roar, the leading magazine about Buddhist wisdom and mindfulness. In their work, they've brought passion and conviction to many of the world’s most pressing issues, from climate change to social justice. Their wisdom also shines a light on our everyday challenges:
 
How do we become 
better communicators and caregivers? How do we cultivate calm and compassion in th emidst of anxiety? And, given the difficulties we all face, how can we avoid burnout and find beauty and meaning in a suffering world?

Sign Up For Free

It’s easy to surrender to the darkness. Can we surrender to the light? Can we let go of the person we think we are?

~LAMA ROD OWENS

What does it mean and look like to honor this life with courage, clear seeing, and wisdom? 

~RAY BUCKNER

Reawaken your heart and mind in the midst of our collective crisis



Heal from burnout and find the tools and motivation to meet life’s challenges with resilience



Re-engage with the world—with optimism, wisdom, joy, and an open heart



Move beyond the idea of ‘self’ to a sense of community with all beings



Find a better way to live, transforming our individual and collective energies into a true force for good



Build a hopeful future imbued with mindfulness and loving-kindness

The Re-Awaken summit invites you to discover your way forward in these difficult times. 

5 inspiring days  15 renowned teachers   29 transformational talks, teachings, guided meditations, and practices 

Re-awaken your heart and mind in the midst of our collective crisis



Heal from burnout and find the tools and motivation to meet life’s challenges with resilience



Re-engage with the world—with optimism, wisdom, joy, and an open heart



Move beyond the idea of ‘self’ to a sense of community with all beings



Find a better way to live, transforming our individual and collective energies into a true force for good



Build a hopeful future imbued with mindfulness and loving-kindness

Sign up now for the FREE Re-Awaken summit and gain access to all 29 teachings, guided meditations, and practices. 

Sign up now for the FREE Re-Awaken summit and gain access to all 29 teachings, guided meditations, and practices. 

Your registration includes a  gift to download instantly:

An exclusive Lion’s Roar interview with Sharon Salzberg, plus related guided practice.

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When a heart is fully undefended, there’s true liberation because we don’t need things to be different from the way they are...

~MARY STANCAVAGE

Enroll Now

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. 

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.

Register Now for the FREE 

Embrace Change Summit

$399


  • 4 days of empowering insights

  • 19 inspiring spiritual talks  

  • 15 guided meditations

REGISTER FOR FREE EVENT

Gain Free Access to this 5-Day Event

Sign up FREE for this transformative event. 

Sign Up Now

Your registration includes a free gift to download instantly:

An exclusive Lion’s Roar interview with Sharon Salzberg, plus a related guided practice.

DAY 1    Re-Awakening Starts with You

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS


 Living With an Undefended Heart
 Revitalizing and Deepening our Spiritual Well-being
 Our Bodies Wake Us Up

DAY 2    Re-Awakening From Fears & Challenges

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS


  We Are All First Responders in Our Lives
  Cultivating the Courage to Continue
  An Opportunity to Transform Your Financial Fears

DAY 3    Re-Awakening Our Connection to Others

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS


  Real Change
 From Enmity to Equanimity
 Love and Community-Building: Mindful Speech in a 
Time of Global Crises

DAY 4    Re-Awakening in the Light of Covid-19

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS


  Love and Rage: Survival in a Post-Pandemic World
 Love and Loss in the Time of Covid-19
 Are We In a Global Rite of Passage?

DAY 5    Re-Awakening with All Beings: Our Planet

SESSION HIGHLIGHTS


 Values at the Crossroads: The Struggle for a Sustainable Future
 From Inner Work to Outer Work
 Finding Your Way on the Eco-Sattva Path

Summit at a Glance

We can develop tools—any one of us—that will help bring us back to the moment, to ourselves, what we really care about, and some sense of spaciousness. And within the spaciousness, creativity can arise.

~SHARON SALZBERG

It’s time for us all to re-open our hearts.

A FREE ONLINE EVENT    JUNE 24-28, 2020

Cultivate mindfulness, loving-kindness, and positive change for yourself and our world with wise guidance from 15 renowned spiritual teachers and activists.

It’s time for us all to re-open our hearts.

Join Us for this Free 5-Day Online Event

It’s natural to want to defend our hearts, but it’s not actually what’s best for us. When we try to protect ourselves from suffering, it just intensifies what we’re hiding from.

~MARY STANCAVAGE

Now is the time to

What does it mean and look like to honor this life with courage, clear seeing, and wisdom? 

~RAY BUCKNER

Sign up now for the FREE Re-Awaken summit and gain access to all 29 teachings, guided meditations, and practices. 

Sign up now for the FREE Re-Awaken summit and gain access to all 29 teachings, guided meditations, and practices. 

Your registration includes a  gift to download instantly:

An exclusive Lion’s Roar interview with Sharon Salzberg, plus related guided practice.

Sign Up Now