Renowned activist and scholar Robert Thurman can translate sutras, joke with the Dalai Lama, and call in a favor from George Lucas. Retirement, says Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, won’t slow this man down.
According to the Interim Board of Shambhala, the investigation shows that up until 2005, Sakyong Mipham’s behavior included “frequent sexual contact with women who were his students.”
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Lion’s Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod takes an honest look at so-called “convert” Buddhism.
A report in TIME said that Thich Nhat Hanh had stopped receiving medication or going outside.
Welwood was a pioneer in the field of East–West psychology and coined the term “spiritual bypassing.”
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.
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.
More and more Buddhist groups are offering programs in Spanish and doing outreach in Latinx communities. That means stronger community for everyone, reports Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil.
At the memorial service for Bernie Glassman, longtime student Michael O’Keefe reflects on his teacher’s life and legacy.