Martine Panzica

Martine Panzica

Martine Panzica is a Digital Editorial Assistant at Lion’s Roar. She is passionate about the power of storytelling in media, and sustainable development. To learn more about her, visit

Recent Articles

Bhutan to build “Mindfulness City” in Gelephu

Inspired by Bhutan’s Buddhist heritage, the proposed “Mindfulness City” will cover about 2.5% of the country between South and Southeast Asia.

“May We Gather” to commemorate Asian American ancestors with ceremony, peace walk on March 16

The event marks the three-year memorial of the 2021 Atlanta-area spa shootings, which claimed the lives of eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent.

Santa Fe County proclaims February 21 “Serene Mountain Day at the Upaya Center”

The Board of Commissioners of Santa Fe County have declared February 21 "Serene Mountain Day at the Upaya Zen Center" in recognition of Upaya's dedication to racial, environmental, and economic justice.

Side profile photo of Shenchen Rabjam Rinpoche presenting to an audience.

Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche completes US tour in New York, Montana, and Colorado

Through September and October, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, the spiritual heir and grandson of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, visited the US to offer teachings in New York, Montana, and Colorado.

Mingyur Rinpoche and Paul McGowan in the mountains, looking at the scenery around them.

Wandering…But Not Lost: Director Paul MacGowan on Capturing Mingyur Rinpoche’s Wandering Retreat

Martine Panzica talks to director Paul MacGowan about the making of the documentary film “Wandering…But Not Lost,” which chronicles Mingyur Rinpoche's remarkable four-and-a-half year wandering retreat.

Hip-hop artist Born I releases new single dedicated to Thich Nhat Hanh

The new track "Om Mani Padme Hum (Tribute)" from hip-hop artist Born I is dedicated to the late Vietnamese Buddhist teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh.

International Women’s Meditation Center Foundation to present “Outstanding Women in Buddhism” 2023 awards on March 8

The annual award highlights “the acts of courage and determination by women in the history of Buddhism.”

Historic ceremony sees ordination of 144 female monastics in Bhutan

The historic ceremony represents a celebratory moment for the future generations of the Tibetan lineage of bhikshunis.

Zen Priest and Author Ruth Ozeki wins Women’s Prize for Fiction for latest novel

Ozeki wins the Women’s Prize for Fiction for her fourth book, The Book of Form and Emptiness.

Richard Blum, founder of the American Himalayan Foundation, dies at 86

The philanthropist and husband of US Sen. Dianne Feinstein died at home Sunday after a long battle with cancer.

“Very alert, present and at peace”— Plum Village shares Thich Nhat Hanh 95th birthday update

Plum Village addresses Thich Nhat Hanh’s 95th birthday and shares an update about his health.

Monks wrapping an orange robe around a large tree

How Buddhist monks are protecting a vulnerable forest from illegal logging in Cambodia

Since 2002, the monks from Samorang Pagoda in Cambodia have protected a 71-square-mile tract of forest from illegal logging and hunting.

What do Americans know about Buddhism? “Not much,” say most.

One-fifth of survey respondents incorrectly said that Buddhists believe in an “immortal soul,” and most said they don't personally know a Buddhist.