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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What’s New

Version 15.0

This release includes bug fixes and general stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
404 Ratings

404 Ratings

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.

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.

Kmblume1 ,

Excellent app

I love lions roar — I read it every day. One way I think the app could be improved is if the same tabs available on desktop/mobile were implemented. For example, I frequent the “Teachings” tab on desktop/mobile, but the app does not have this; I am limited to the top stories or to searching for articles with the search bar. Adding the same tabs would streamline everything and make it more user-friendly.


Lion's Roar Foundation
51.9 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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