Randeep Purewall says it’s time to define Buddhist political philosophy. He proposes four core components for a political philosophy informed by the dharma.
Buddhism is a religion of peace. So why do some monks carry guns and preach hatred? In this conversation with Lion’s Roar, religious studies professor Michael Jerryson says that, if you look closely, “violence abounds” in Buddhist doctrine.
The British Library showcases masterworks of Buddhist printing in a new exhibition that explores how Buddhism spread across Asia through the centuries.
Arts & Culture
We recommend some great books by LGBTQ Buddhist teachers and practitioners.
On the 25th anniversary of “Friends,” Lama Surya Das recalls the honest, kind, and thoughtful Phoebe.
In September, “Creating Joy In Community” brought together 50 members of the transgender and gender expansive community for a residential retreat.
The Dalai Lama said that the Tibetan Buddhist system of recognizing reincarnate Buddhist teachers “may have had its day.”
You may fail to change the system, says Courtney E. Martin, but it’s a good failure if you’ve made life a little kinder or more beautiful.
Tynette Deveaux talks to Buddhist Extinction Rebellion (XR) activist Mark Ovland about his decision to join the XR movement.
We review “The Magnanimous Heart: Compassion & Love, Loss & Grief, Joy & Liberation” by Narayan Helen Liebenson.
In “The Little Book of Being,” Diana Winston—using straightforward, secular language—explains how to cultivate natural awareness.
Teachers & Centers
The Buddhist nun and teacher was the subject of a new “Super Soul Sunday” interview.
Zen master, peace activist, teacher of mindful living — Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most important spiritual leaders of our time. Lindsay Kyte tells the story of what is perhaps his greatest teaching — his courageous life.