Developer Ravi Mishra hopes his new app, Awaken, will help meditators examine social issues.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, LionsRoar.com’s editor Sam Littlefair explores sleeping, dreaming, and waking up.
The Zen master, spaceship engineer, social entrepreneur, interfaith activist, and clown devoted his life to “penetrating mysteries” and immersing himself in the unknown.
Keen observers might have noticed this Sanskrit reference many years ago, but recently J.K. Rowling made public that a key character is related to Buddhist deities.
The interactive exhibition, based on the Buddhist figures Padmasambhava and Maitreya, takes traditional Buddhist imagery in radical new directions.
Lodi Gyari was the Dalai Lama’s chief diplomat in the United States and, later, China.
The sometimes controversial Buddhist teacher founded Triratna — one of the most popular sects of Buddhism in England — and helped established Ambedkarite Buddhism, which has millions of followers in India.
Kenneth Kraft, the author of several books on Buddhism and a professor of Buddhist studies, died on October 1 at the age of 69.
“He moved me to my core,” said the playwright about the Peace Prize Laureate in this 2014 conversation with bell hooks.
In the meeting, the Dalai Lama reportedly said that no Tibetan teacher is above the law.