Dharma & Society

In Times of Crisis, Draw Upon the Strength of Peace

When we are called upon to help in a crisis, says Kaira Jewel Lingo, we must respond. But the way we do is crucial.

Kaira Jewel Lingo



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I Figured I Would Never Find Another: On Being a Queer Asian American Buddhist

For Pride Month, Marissa Wong reflects on her experiences with alienation and community.

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The Meditation Police

How can Buddhist centers manage gatekeeping volunteers that treat BIPOC practitioners with suspicion? John Mifsud offers some solutions.

A Body Scan Meditation for Stress Relief

From your facial muscles down to your toes, body scan meditation can relieve stress and help you discover what your body really needs.

Do I Have to Pick Just One Buddhist Tradition?

Rev. angel Kyodo williams addresses the challenge of sticking to one Buddhist tradition.

How to Free Yourself from the 7 Obsessions

To free ourselves from habitual patterns, says Valerie Mason-John, we need to see how they have become part of our identity.

The Life-Changing Words of Mary Oliver

Rick Bass looks at the late Mary Oliver’s poem “The Summer Day,” which asks, “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

No One Like Me

Lama Rod Owens on taking care of your own needs when you don’t see yourself represented in those around you.

Podcast

Tibet’s Indigenous Religion with Harvey Rice and Jackie Cole

Tibet’s Indigenous Religion with Harvey Rice and Jackie Cole

The authors of Flight of the Bön discuss Tibet’s indigenous religion, its influence on Tibetan Buddhism, and why its earth-centered spirituality is so important today.

Embodying Loving-Kindness with Arisika Razak

Embodying Loving-Kindness with Arisika Razak

East Bay Meditation Center teacher Arisika Razak talks about loving-kindness, intergenerational trauma, recognizing our shared humanity, and the vulnerability in “ugly crying.” Razak then leads a loving-kindness meditation practice.

Buddhanature and Skillful Means with Joseph Goldstein

Buddhanature and Skillful Means with Joseph Goldstein

A deep conversation between Rod Meade Sperry and Joseph Goldstein exploring the nature of mind, buddhanature, enlightenment, and the balance between various teachings.

The Power of Pilgrimage with Shantum Seth

The Power of Pilgrimage with Shantum Seth

Shantum Seth shares insights on the transformative power of retracing the Buddha's footsteps in India, including the personal pilgrimage of his teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, the vibrant essence of sacred sites, and the profound implications of reconnecting Buddhism to its birthplace.

Mindfulness in Your Workplace with Stacey McClendon

Mindfulness in Your Workplace with Stacy McClendon

Stacy McClendon, teacher and co-founder of the BIPOC Sangha at Common Ground Meditation Center, talks with Lion's Roar's Pamela Ayo Yetunde about how mindfulness can transform the way we work.

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