It may seem unusual to see a dharma wheel utilized as military insignia. Indeed, it’s one of the very least common religious symbols for US military chaplains. But two new stories from the US Army and the Marine’s news sites shine a light on the growing confluence between Buddhism and military service.
The U.S. Army is reporting on its first ever and, currently only active-duty Buddhist chaplain. Once Buddhist soldier, he is now a minister for soldiers. Read more here.
U.S. Marines in Japan are visiting temples and learning meditation practice. Read the article via the Marines’ news site, here.
A new website, BuddhistChaplains.org, offers a forum to learn about Buddhist chaplaincy and cultivate a community of Buddhist chaplains.