Rev. Kenjitsu Nakagaki wants to educate the West about the history of the manji, a counterclockwise swastika that means “good fortune” in Japanese.
A representative from the organization says mindfulness practices “are clearly antithetical to the Christian religion.”
Last week, a prominent Buddhist teacher defended Aung San Suu Kyi, the Buddhist Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar civilian leader, against allegations that she is party to genocide. Khin Mai Aung explains why that defense doesn’t hold up.
Arts & Culture
When Jan Chozen Bays noticed purveyors of commercial products appropriating the word “Zen,” she responded with an open letter published in the Fall 2002 Buddhadharma.
In a new video, a Christian pastor, a Jewish rabbi, and a Buddhist priest sit down with a chemist, a paleontologist, and a volcanologist to discuss life’s big questions.
A Buddhist center in Columbus, Ohio that was destroyed by arson fire in January 2016 has raised $1.5 million dollars toward its $2.3 million goal to rebuild.
The Sheriff’s Department in Larimer County, Colorado, has confirmed that it is investigating possible criminal activity alleged to have taken place at Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado.
Sharon Salzberg and Rev. angel Kyodo williams discuss how we can bring spirituality and politics together to build a more just and compassionate society.
Lama Willa Miller offers five meditations to help accept the truth of climate change, laying the ground for a skillful response.
Rory Lindsay reviews “Spontaneous Creativity,” by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, “In the Cool Shade of Compassion” by Kamala Tiyanavich, and more.
Lion’s Roar staff members look back at 2018 and choose their favorite Buddhist book of the year.
Teachers & Centers
A lifelong outsider, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara leads a warm and engaged Zen community in New York’s Greenwich Village. Lindsay Kyte profiles one of Buddhism’s leading teachers.
Kathok Getse Rinpoche, the seventh head of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism, has died, Tibet Sun reports. He was 64.