Rod Meade Sperry talks to Lama Justin von Bujdoss about the practice of “darkness retreat,” which made headlines this week after NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers revealed he will soon undertake the practice to determine the future of his football career.
Buddhist teacher Justin von Budjoss was a chaplain to staff at America’s most notorious jail—Rikers Island in New York. There he learned two important lessons: Buddhism really helps people, and prisons should be abolished.
Even as we uphold tradition, says Justin von Bujdoss, we also have to leave room for it to grow.
By accepting our emotions and not reacting, says Lama Justin von Bujdoss, we can learn to effectively serve others.
In this week’s Weekend Reader, Lama Justin von Bujdoss explores the idea of adapting the dharma to the needs of the present moment.
In this commentary from the Summer 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, Justin von Bujdoss reflects on changing the way we think about lineage.
When the teacher F’s up, what’s a Buddhist to do? Justin von Bujdoss offers a clarification of the pure view of the tantric Buddhist path.
Bodhin Kjolhede, JoAnna Harper, and Repa Dorje Odzer answer the question “Should I meditate if I can’t stop thinking about porn?”
Justin von Bujdoss is a Buddhist lama and Rikers Island’s first Staff Chaplain. He reflects on what Rikers Island is, and what it needs.