After the attacks that killed 320 in Sri Lanka on Sunday, Sri Lankan Buddhist communities across North America are holding candlelight vigils.
Members of the Buddhist community are fearful the violence could escalate from vandalism to physical threats.
On April 15, a fire consumed a three-storey renovated barn at Tsogyelgar Dharma Center, destroying the shrine room on the top floor.
On April 22, East Bay Meditation Center will host “The Power of Compassion,” a benefit event led by Tara Brach.
Fort Austin in Plymouth, England, is currently a rundown historic site, but it may soon become a Buddhist temple.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, age 83, has been hospitalized in Delhi, India, after feeling discomfort in his chest, which doctors have determined was caused by an infection.
Dharma Realm Buddhist University in Ukiah, California, has announced a needs-based scholarship program for students affected by natural disasters.
After the Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional for a Buddhist prisoner to be executed without spiritual counsel while other prisoners receive such counsel, Texas has banned all spiritual counselors in execution chambers.
The case hinged on the question of whether or not the center qualified as a religious facility, given that the center advertised it’s programs as open to members of all religions.
In a recent study, meditating on emptiness led to a 24 percent decrease in negative emotions.