Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Buddhadharma editor Tynette Deveaux explores what it means to be human.
Thich Nhat Hanh answers a retreatant’s question on what to do in the face of suffering. “Anything you do for yourself, you do for the world.”
“I just want people to be liberated.” John DeMont on the radical Buddhism of Rev. angel Kyodo williams.
To change the world, says Jan Willis, we need hope. And hope grows from nonviolent actions, no matter how small.
Sharon Salzberg and Rev. angel Kyodo williams discuss how we can bring spirituality and politics together to build a more just and compassionate society.
Lama Willa Miller offers five meditations to help accept the truth of climate change, laying the ground for a skillful response.
If you ignore power, you ignore powerful Buddhist teachings. Pema Khandro Rinpoche says that Buddhism teaches us how to be powerful and compassionate at the same time.
Six Buddhist teachers interpret the outcomes of Tuesday’s election through the lens of Buddhist wisdom.
Greg Snyder on how to reclaim the grace and humanity that our access to guns has led us to squander.
“He moved me to my core,” said the playwright about the Peace Prize Laureate in this 2014 conversation with bell hooks.