African American Buddhist practitioners Jan Willis, Thomas Davis IV, and Larry Ward reflect on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the lens of the dharma.
To change the world, says Jan Willis, we need hope. And hope grows from nonviolent actions, no matter how small.
For generations, Tibetan practitioners have been guided by a chart outlining the nine stages of samatha meditation. Jan Willis takes us through the map and introduces us to the characters along the way.
Buddhist teacher and scholar Jan Willis on the Buddha’s central teaching — his diagnosis and cure for suffering.
In this complex and interconnected world, living ethically has never been more challenging—or more important. Jan Willis, Rebecca Li, Trudy Goodman, Thanissaro Bhikku, and Sister True Dedication share the five Buddhist precepts for modern times. Illustrations by Nolan Pelletier. 1. Don’t Kill Jan Willis on the first precept. I’ve long considered verse 183 of the […]
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 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.
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.