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.
The site at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, was used as a concentration camp for Japanese Americans during WWII.
This week in our Weekend Reader newsletter, Sandra Hannebohm looks at how to take action when things feel hopeless.
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.