Convert Buddhism has a class problem: it appeals mostly to a narrow demographic of well-off college graduates. Buddhist scholar Ann Gleig offers some class consciousness to help Buddhism drop the barriers and benefit many more people.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Buddhadharma editor Tynette Deveaux shares why we must put the Buddhist teachings to work in the face of climate change. Sign up here to receive the Weekend Reader in your inbox. It seems we’re at a crossroads with climate change. The choice before […]
In The Art of Simple Living, Shunmyo Masuno offers pithy tips on how to increase our feelings of well-being by making some seemingly small changes in how we approach life.
When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. If he touched it now, it would cry out in pain.
In this time of so much loss, says Joan Sutherland, we need to come to terms with grief.
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The September 2019 issue of Lion’s Roar features Buddhist wisdom on how to make friends with yourself. Inside, you’ll Buddhist techniques to free yourself from guilt, shame, and self-criticism; wisdom from five Buddhists on the front lines of right activism; a conversation between Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg and singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash; Buddhist book reviews; and much more.
The Fall 2019 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly is a special women’s issue highlighting and celebrating women’s enormous contribution to the dharma. Inside, a new translation of the Therigatha brings to life the voices of the earliest Buddhist nuns, a panel of women teachers share their experiences and insights, and Judith Hertog profiles the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women. You’ll also find Ask the Teachers, book reviews, and more.