Training her mind, training her dog—Mary Rose O’Reilley on the pleasures and pitfalls of learning to sit without barking.
Inspired by the Buddhist practice of “life release,” Buddhist communities are coming up with new ways to save animals from slaughter.
From the swan that Siddhartha nursed as a boy to the fantastical Garuda—Andrea Miller explores the intriguing role that birds play in Buddhist mythology.
Give him five minutes and Mark Meyers, the Buddhist founder of Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, can make anyone fall in love with the oft-ignored animal.
Roger Jackson reviews “Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination” by Reiko Ohnuma.
In this excerpt from the new book “The Dharma of Dogs,” Zen teacher Roshi Joan Halifax recalls her good fortune with four-legged friends.
There’s no doubt that “merit release” is a noble effort. But is it good for the animals?
Animals feel suffering and want to live—just like us. Why do we withhold our compassion and kill these sentient beings by the billions?
Cats in temples — what more could you want? Photographer David Wooster has launched a Kickstarter to showcase the adorable residents of Thai temples.
In this monochromatic moment, as birds take flight, dark lines dissolve into textures. It’s a rich example of fresh seeing.