In the commentary to the Fall 2019 special women’s issue of Buddhadharma, Jan Willis reminds us of the powerful role of women in Buddhism, historically and today.
To change the world, says Jan Willis, we need hope. And hope grows from nonviolent actions, no matter how small.
Buddhist teacher Jan Willis shares her advice for making the most of your bravery, your voice, and your vote in this sociopolitical climate.
Thirteen leading Buddhist teachers call on Buddhists and all people of faith to take a stand against policies of the new administration.
Jan Willis reflects on why the world needs His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his message of compassion, peace, and joyfulness more than ever.
Buddhist practice is inherently political, so here are eight views on how to move society along the path to liberation from political suffering.
There will only be justice in America, says Jan Willis, when we see all people as our equals. She offers an ancient Buddhist meditation to help us do that.
In the foothills nestled among the many sugarcane fields that blanket the plains of Uthai Thani, Thailand, stands the red roof of Wat Pa Sak Thong’s temple.
In December, 2014, a grand jury chose not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo over the death of Eric Garner, whom Pantaleo had wrestled while Garner said repeatedly, “I can’t breathe.” He later died. The incident sparked protests across America and #ICantBreathe trended on Twitter globally. In response, Buddhist scholar Jan Willis wrote this poignant […]
Jan Willis reports on a fundraiser to help preserve 13 unique statues of female practitioners at a Thai nunnery.