Travel broadens the mind and opens the heart. Three personal stories of transformational travel in Thailand, Ethiopia, and Yemen.
Joy, giving, family, and peace—people of all faiths can celebrate these values of the holiday season. Eight Buddhists offer their take on yuletide dharma.
Body was 375 pounds. Ira Sukrungruang bares his soul about their complicated relationship.
What do you want to be for Halloween? Who do you want to be in life? Ira Sukrungruang on the costumes we wear.
How does a three-year-old make sense of viruses, social distancing, and talking pandas? Ira Sukrungruang on caring for his son while sheltering in place.
A good society is built one citizen at a time. Here are some Buddhist-inspired ways to be a good citizen in these troubled political times.
He tries to picture himself eating his favorite food or snorkeling an unknown sea, but sometimes thoughts of death just keep on coming. Here, in thirteen ways, Ira Sukrungruang unpacks what it means to be dead.
At age seven, Ira Sukrungruang believed that the Buddha was more than a bronze statue. The Buddha was his best friend.
After learning a childhood acquaintance has committed suicide, Ira Sukrungruang comes to terms with his adolescent role in the boy’s teasing and exclusion.
Ira Sukrungruang’s prose voice is funny, poignant, wise, and poetic – so it’s no surprise that his poetry has the same flare.