Mission-driven, non-profit, and community-supported, Lion’s Roar provides Buddhist teachings, news, and perspectives so that the understanding and practice of Buddhism flourishes in today’s world and its timeless wisdom is accessible to all. We do this by providing as many entry points as we can: through our print and digital publications, our website, video, social media, online courses, practice retreats, and more. We try to bring dharma to people right where they are, knowing what a difference it can make in their lives.

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 to take control of habitual patterns where you can––and make peace with them where you can’t.


“We have a ‘thinking habit’—and its true antidote is to practice.”

About Lion’s Roar

Colin Beavan

Taking Refuge 

in Your Body

Hosted by Cyndi Lee

Over the course of this FREE 3-day event, some of today’s most respected Buddhist figures will teach you how to wake up to your habitual patterns, so you’ll know what causes you to get “stuck”, and how to get — and stay — unstuck.

COLIN BEAVAN

Speaker, life coach, consultant and author of How to Be Alive; Kwan Um Zen

VALERIE (VIMALASARA)  MASON-JOHN

Mindfulness teacher; co-author and co-founder of Eight Step Recovery: Using The Buddha’s Teaching to Overcome Addiction

GAYLON FERGUSON

Core Faculty Naropa University, dharma teacher, author of Natural Wakefulness and Natural Bravery

ETHAN NICHTERN

Buddhist teacher, author of The Road Home: A Contemporary Explanation of the Buddhist Path

TRUDY GOODMAN

Founder and guiding teacher of InsightLA

SENSEI KOSHIN PALEY ELLISON

Co-founder, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care; author of Wholehearted: Slow Down, Help Out, Wake Up

SENSEI ROBERT CHODO CAMPBELL

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

LAMA WILLA MILLER

Founder and spiritual co-director, Natural Dharma Fellowship

JOSH KORDA

Guiding teacher, Dharmapunx NYC; author of Unsubscribe: Opt Out of Delusion, Tune In to Truth

SYLVIA BOORSTEIN

SENSEI KOSHIN PALEY ELLISON

TRUDY GOODMAN

SENSEI ROBERT CHODO CAMPBELL

GAYLON FERGUSON

JOSH KORDA

VALERIE (VIMALASARA) MASON-JOHN

ETHAN NICHTERN

COLIN BEAVAN

LAMA WILLA MILLER

SYLVIA BOORSTEIN

Psychologist, author, and leading teacher of Insight Meditation



Register for FREE and gain access to all the practical wisdom presented in Transcending Habit.

Sessions include:

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. 

“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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Transcending Habit offers you profound and practical Buddhist teachings for dealing with the negative habitual patterns that can affect us all, and creating healthful new behavior habits that can alleviate guilt and stress and make the most of your days.

Welcome to the 

Transcending Habit Summit

Transcending your habits depends on making good choices. Here's one now.

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Register for this FREE Online Event, NOVEMBER 8–10

Transcending your habits depends on making good choices. Here's one now.

Register for this FREE Online Event

NOVEMBER 8–10

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

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

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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

Transcending Habit brings you more than 12 hours of encouragement and inspiration. Additionally, each event day includes guided meditations and practices to help you integrate the teachings into your everyday experience.


Register for this FREE Online Event

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Register Now for the FREE Transcending Habit Summit

Plus, get 5 Essential Teachings on Working with Habitual Patterns to download instantly when you sign up.

Receive 5 Essential Teachings on Working with Habitual Patterns to download instantly when you register.

From negative thinking to addictive behaviors...

Let proven spiritual (but practical!) teachings help you on your way to liberation from life’s ruts, big and small.

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

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.

Learn to wake up from negative patterns and transform habits into healthy practices



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

Transcending Habit brings you more than 12 hours of encouragement and inspiration. Additionally, each event day includes guided meditations and practices to help you integrate the teachings into your everyday experience.

When does the Summit start and finish?

How do I access the Summit sessions?

Can I re-watch the presentations?

Learn to wake up from negative patterns and transform habits into healthy practices.

Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John from her Transcending Habit presentation

Understand what habits are, how they form, and how to change them

Understand what habits are, how they form, and how to change them

Apply meditation as an antidote to unhelpful thinking and behavior

Apply meditation as an antidote to unhelpful thinking and behavior

Make friends with your feelings and difficult emotions

Make friends with your feelings and difficult emotions

Pause and prevent yourself from getting hooked into unskillful patterns

Pause and prevent yourself from getting hooked into unskillful patterns

Transform painful emotions and habits––changing what we often think as “enemy” into positive energy 

Transform painful emotions and habits––changing what we often think as “enemy” into positive energy.

Check in and relax with all of your “six senses”: sound, smell, taste, sight, touch — and mind

Check in and relax with all of your “six senses”: sound, smell, taste, sight, touch — and mind.

Tame your inner critic and start afresh

Tame your inner critic and start afresh.

Create positive new patterns that can transform the very way you live

Create positive new patterns that can transform the very way you live.

Settle and relax the body for a greater feeling of ease

Settle and relax the body for a greater feeling of ease

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You don't have to be ruled by habitual patterns.

NOVEMBER 8-10, 2019

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With your free registration, you'll also get access to 11 guided meditations and practices to help you transform your habits into healthy practices.

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From negative thinking to addictive behaviors...

Let proven spiritual (but practical!) teachings help you on your way to liberation from life’s ruts, big and small.


Welcome to the Transcending Habit Summit

Register for FREE and get access to all the practical wisdom presented in Transcending Habit

Over the course of this FREE 3-day event, some of today’s most respected Buddhist figures will teach you how to wake up to your habitual patterns, so you’ll know what causes you to get “stuck”, and how to get — and stay — unstuck.

Colin Beavan

With your free registration, you'll also get access to 11 guided meditations and practices to help you transform your habits into healthy practices.

Plus, get 5 Essential Teachings on Working with Habitual Patterns to download instantly when you sign up.

Receive 5 Essential Teachings on Working with Habitual Patterns to download instantly when you register.