On Tuesday, Indian lawmakers made significant administrative changes to the contested region of Kashmir, India.
Since 2002, the monks from Samorang Pagoda in Cambodia have protected a 71-square-mile tract of forest from illegal logging and hunting.
For a long time, Dorotea Mendoza hid her Marxism from her fellow Buddhists and her Buddhism from her activist comrades. Finally, as the dialecticians say, she resolved the contradiction.
Arts & Culture
In this Lion’s Roar archive article, Rick Bass looks at Oliver’s poem “The Summer Day,” which asks, “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
In 1969, poet Gary Snyder wrote his “Smokey the Bear Sutra,” imagining Smokey as the Great Sun Buddha giving a discourse, in the style of a Buddhist sutra. Fifty years later, the message of the sutra continues to resonate.
The statues, which were likely stolen in 2001, were intercepted while being smuggled into the United Kingdom in 2002.
At the United Nations celebration in recognition of Vesak, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi gave this address about our need to confront climate change.
To truly wake up, writes Kimberlyn David, we must expand our understanding of freedom like the Buddha did.
Greg Snyder on how to reclaim the grace and humanity that our access to guns has led us to squander.
Daigengna Duoer reviews “Love on Every Breath” by Lama Palden Drolma, “Green Buddhism” by Stephanie Kaza, “Just Enough” by Gesshin Greenwood, and more.
Matthew Gindin reviews “If You Meet the Buddha On the Road: Buddhism, Politics and Violence” by Michael Jerryson.
Teachers & Centers
The Little Spirits Garden in British Columbia gives parents “spirit houses” to memorialize children lost in miscarriage and stillbirth.
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.