In the fourth issue in our 40th anniversary series, Melvin McLeod looks at the interface of activism and modern Buddhism.
When we sit in meditation, we awaken to oneness. Then we take compassionate action. That’s what drives Andy Hoover’s work at the ACLU.
Some meditators have suggested that it’s too late to save the planet, so we should focus on our own spiritual salvation. Zen priest Kritee discusses the concept of “planetary hospice.”
You may fail to change the system, says Courtney E. Martin, but it’s a good failure if you’ve made life a little kinder or more beautiful.
Tynette Deveaux talks to Buddhist Extinction Rebellion (XR) activist Mark Ovland about his decision to join the XR movement.
Lama Willa Miller offers five meditations to help accept the truth of climate change, laying the ground for a skillful response.
For a long time, Dorotea Mendoza hid her Marxism from her fellow Buddhists and her Buddhism from her activist comrades. Finally, as the dialecticians say, she resolved the contradiction.
Greg Snyder on how to reclaim the grace and humanity that our access to guns has led us to squander.
As long as we don’t burn out and give up, we really can change the world. Mushim Patricia Ikeda on self-care for activists.
On Saturday, dozens of Buddhist priests and teachers joined a protest against the detention of migrant children at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.