In a recent study, meditating on emptiness led to a 24 percent decrease in negative emotions.
The Dalai Lama offered condolences to the Christchurch victims and the people of New Zealand. In America, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship penned an open letter expressing solidarity with Muslims around the world.
This week, the government of Sri Lanka is officially celebrating the Tripitaka, the collection of texts that form the foundation of Theravada Buddhism. The government has declared the week of March 16 to 23 “Tripitaka Week.”
A new article in The Atlantic says more Americans with mental illness are turning to Buddhism for mental health treatment. Experts might advise otherwise.
Designed to explain Buddhist teachings in an easy-to-understand way, creators hope the robot will boost temple visitor numbers.
Rev. Kenjitsu Nakagaki wants to educate the West about the history of the manji, a counterclockwise swastika that means “good fortune” in Japanese.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Lion’s Roar magazine’s editorial assistant Haleigh Atwood explores the lessons found in times of loneliness.
Gompa Tibetan Monastery Services provides year-round access to teachings by senior Tibetan lamas and arrangements for pujas and prayers.
Scott Wellenbach, a translator of traditional Buddhist texts, placed third at a poker tournament in the Bahamas, winning $671,240.
The legendary founder of Zen in China famously taught a dictum long-regarded as the taproot of Zen, “Point directly at the human mind, see its nature, and become Buddha.”