Honoring Female Ancestors at Kyoto’s White Temple

Catherine Pawasarat recounts her journey to the White Temple in Kyoto, Japan, where both Buddhist and Shinto deities are honored and female ancestors are recognized.

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Remembering Rev. Dr. Seigen Yamaoka

Rev. Dr. Seigen Haruo Yamaoka, former bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America, passed away on December 15, 2023 at the age of 89. Judy Yushin Nakatomi shares her memories of him.

Reimagining Safety After a Mass Shooting

In the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 11 people on January 21 at Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, Kathy Yep reflects on the meaning of safety and healing in her community.

The Life of Thich Nhat Hanh

Lindsay Kyte tells the story of what is perhaps Thich Nhat Hanh’s greatest teaching — his courageous life.

Dzogchen master Yangthang Tulku Rinpoche has died

His Eminence Venerable Yangthang Tulku, a highly revered Lama in the Nyingmapa Lineage of Tantrayana Buddhism, has died.

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Trulshik Rinpoche’s successor recognized

A boy born in Nepal has been recognized as the reincarnation of Trulshik Rinpoche (1924-2011), one of the seniormost lamas in Tibetan Buddhism.