The Lion's Roar digital edition delivers all the same great content from the print edition, now enhanced with an easy-to-read design, social sharing functionality, and integrated with must-reads from the website.

Today’s most widely-read Buddhist magazine, Lion's Roar offers accessible, practical, and profound teachings from across the Buddhist spectrum. Lion's Roar applies Buddhist insight, philosophy, and meditation techniques to all the important issues in life today—from livelihood, parenting, and relationships to politics, social action, and the arts.

In the pages of Lion's Roar, ancient wisdom shares the stage with some of today’s finest writers, thinkers, and teachers, including Pema Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dalai Lama, Sylvia Boorstein, bell hooks, Pico Iyer, Diane Ackerman, George Saunders, Charles Johnson—and many others.

Lion's Roar Pricing:
• Subscription 6 Month - USD 12.99*
• Subscription 1 Year - USD 24.99*
* For non-US app stores, the equivalent currency charges will apply.
Please note: App subscriptions do not include access to subscription-only content on our website.

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• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal.
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What’s New

Version 19.0

This release includes bug fixes and general stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
944 Ratings

944 Ratings

Notbaroque ,

Both is best!

I subscribe to both the electronic and print versions. I enjoy getting the portability of the digital version; as I don’t have slot of time. When I do have the time to read it, the articles get me emotionally back to where I belong; usually when I need it most - be it in a waiting room, waiting in my car for a food order, or taking a whimsical moment waiting for my kitchen timer to go off.

I do wish, however there could be a Kindle version of the same to bring it full circle.

InnocenceMyth ,

Terrible experience.

At some point in 2017 this app stopped working for me. Unlike some people leaving reviews, I never got any kind of communication from Lion’s Roar. I did go to their website and saw some notice that the app was being upgraded and wouldn’t function in the meantime (as an aside, what kind of I.T. leadership does this magazine have that totally abandoning your existing app/platform is acceptable while you prepare a new one?). I knew that my subscription through iTunes was ending anyway so I resubscribed directly from LR for a digital subscription after being assured by a customer service rep that the app would be functional in time for the January issue. But that ended up not being true, so I called to cancel and get a refund. All I can get is a prorated refund even though I have not received one issue under my new subscription. The rep I spoke to said they hoped to have the app ready by the end of this week. It’s Thursday, so I’m not confident in that timeline. I went ahead with my partial refund knowing I will never pay a dime to this magazine again. Maybe I’ll go read the issues at a Barnes and Noble while having coffee.

theblackirishman ,


Insightful, accessible, and user-friendly, I high recommend this app for anyone wishing to know more about themselves, others, and the world around them.

App Privacy

The developer, Lion's Roar Foundation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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