New York City Hall lit up in blue, yellow, red, white, and orange — the colors of the Buddhist flag — for Vesak.

New York City Hall illuminated in Buddhist colors for Vesak

This week, New York City Hall and other municipal buildings were illuminated with the colors of the international Buddhist flag to celebrate Vesak. President of the Buddhist Council of New York Doyeon Park reflects on what this means to New York's Buddhist community.

The Joy of Helping Others: Pema Chödrön and Father Gregory Boyle

Father Gregory Boyle recently received the 2024 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, for his work as the founder of the gang-intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program Homeboy Industries. Here, Father Boyle joins renowned Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön for an inspiring conversation about the joy of helping others.

Remembering Dr A.T. Ariyaratne (1931-2024)

Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, founder of the socially engaged Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement, has died at 92.

Bhutan to build “Mindfulness City” in Gelephu

Inspired by Bhutan’s Buddhist heritage, the proposed “Mindfulness City” will cover about 2.5% of the country between South and Southeast Asia.

Louis Nero’s “Milarepa” film to reimagine Tibetan Buddhist figures in sci-fi future

The forthcoming film will offer a sci-fi twist on the lives of the eleventh-century Tibetan Buddhist figures Jetsun Milarepa and Marpa Lotsawa.

Open Heart, Wise Heart: The Life & Teachings of Ruth King

Mindfulness allowed renowned Buddhist teacher Ruth King to heal from trauma. Now she helps others find their own healing. A profile by Toni Pressley-Sanon.

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.