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.
“If one of us cannot breathe, none of us can breathe,” writes Buddhist scholar Jan Willis in this poignant essay. We can’t breathe! In Buddhist meditation, our breathing is essential. Anapana, meditation on the breath, was the Buddha’s first meditation instruction and the basis for all further meditative endeavors. Breathing is not only life-sustaining and calming; it is a foremost […]
Jan Willis reports on a fundraiser to help preserve 13 unique statues of female practitioners at a Thai nunnery.
Jan Willis reviews “Dixie Dharma”, by Jeff Wilson, in the Winter 2012 issue of Buddhadharma.
Jan Willis examines the subtle—and not so subtle—racism that exists in American Buddhism.
Jan Willis on teaching Buddhism in an academic classroom, and what kind of Buddhist understanding her students are receiving.
Jan Willis reveals why and how life is getting better for the nuns of Ladakh after the Sakyadhita conference in 1995.