Alice Walker

Alice Walker

Alice Walker’s poems, novels, and short stories deal with themes of violence, isolation, troubled relationships, multi-generational perspectives, sexisim and racism.

Recent Articles

The Sutra That Saved Me

Nichiren practitioner Johnny Edward Dean Jr. reflects on how his daily practice and chanting the Odaimoku helped him navigate mental health challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Spiritual Leadership of Malcolm X

For Malcolm X Day, four Buddhist practitioners and teachers offer their commentary on Malcolm X's spiritual journey.

The Voice of Liberation

Hip hop, like Buddhism, is about liberation. Johnny Edward Dean Jr. on the dharma of Big Sean.

The Future Is Now

The future of Buddhism will be decided by how we act right now, says Johnny Edward Dean Jr. He’s putting his faith into action on the South Side of Chicago.

Anxiety Soup

For times troubled with everything from Wall Street to very inconvenient truths, Alice Walker gives us her recipe for finding equanimity.

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Suffering Too Insignificant for the Majority to See

Alice Walker describes the great toll, both personal and societal, of racism in America, and how Buddhism has helped her heal its wounds.

The Days I Like Best Have Meditation, Lovemaking, Eating Scones in Them

From Alice Walker’s forthcoming collection of poems, <i>Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth</i>.