A century after its publication, Randy Rosenthal explores how Hermann Hesse’s classic novel “Siddhartha” came to be amidst the author’s personal struggles and search for life’s deeper meaning.
After seeing multiple headlines about the dangers of meditation, Randy Rosenthal decided to investigate it for himself. Here’s what he found.
For the fiftieth anniversary of Francis Story’s death, Randy Rosenthal looks back at the life and work of the lesser-known Buddhist thinker
After the coup d’état in Myanmar, Randy Rosenthal shares why Western Buddhists should feel connected to the birthplace of Vipassana.
Randy Rosenthal interviews the award-winning translator, whose new book, “China Root,” goes deep into the Taoist origins of Chan (Zen).
Randy Rosenthal breaks down the Buddha’s discourse on establishing awareness in the “Mahasatipatthana Sutta.”
Buddhism is a religion of peace. So why do some monks carry guns and preach hatred? In this conversation with Lion’s Roar, religious studies professor Michael Jerryson says that, if you look closely, “violence abounds” in Buddhist doctrine.
Randy Rosenthal talks to scholar Glenn Wallis about his thought-provoking new book” A Critique of Western Buddhism: Ruins of the Buddhist Real.”
How have Buddhists become implicated in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world? Randy Rosenthal looks through history to understand how a religion of peace has become a justification for violence.