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Following climate activist’s self-immolation, Buddhist leaders release statement

“If we had known about his plans, we would have stopped him in any way possible,” the statement reads. “That would be our spiritual, moral and legal responsibility.”

Dalai Lama shares message for Earth Day

“All of us should be concerned about our collective existence,” His Holiness writes in his call to action on battling climate change.

When We Do Harm

Avery Grace reflects on what to do when we harm others, how we can move forward, and the compassion we need for ourselves to do better. 

Toward a Revolution of Love

In this important essay, the late bell hooks inspires us to make her vision of a culture of love come true.

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How to Practice Contemplative Photography

Contemplative photography is about more than taking pictures, says Andy Karr. It’s about fully connecting with the visual richness of our lives.

Register now for our free “Wisdom of Pema Chödrön” Summit, April 7-11

Registration is now open for the Wisdom of Pema Chödrön summit, featuring remarkable Buddhist teachers and heart friends inspired by Pema Chödrön.

As It Is Now: Too Many Guns and Too Much Bypass

Following the May 14 mass shooting that killed 10 people and injured three in a racist attack at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, Zenzele Isoke calls on practitioners to challenge gun culture.

The Spiritual Leadership of Malcolm X

For Malcolm X Day, four Buddhist practitioners and teachers offer their commentary on Malcolm X’s spiritual journey.

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How to Feed Your Demons

Lama Tsutrim Allione teaches you an innovative technique, based on the Tibetan Buddhist principles of “Chöd,” to turn your inner demons into friends.

The Lion’s Roar Podcast: Death and What Really Matters with Shoshana Ungerlieder

On this episode of the Lion’s Roar Podcast, Dr. Shoshana Ungerlieder talks about the taboo of death and dying among medical professionals.

US president Joe Biden, White House extend warm wishes to Buddhists with second annual Vesak celebration

On Monday, a second annual Vesak celebration was held at the White House honoring the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha.

Awakening Through Audre Lorde

Four Buddhists explore how the life and work of the Black, feminist, lesbian poet Audre Lorde serves as a gateway to the dharma uses cookies to provide necessary website functionality, improve your experience and analyze our traffic. By using our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our cookies usage.