Asian American Buddhist communities have for years been dismissed by “convert” Buddhists for carrying “cultural baggage.” Nalika Gajaweera says the response should not be to let it go but to claim it as a mark of cultural responsibility.
Marissa Wong reflects on her experiences with alienation and community.
Read a selection of wisdom shared by Buddhist leaders at “May We Gather: A National Buddhist Memorial Ceremony for Asian American Ancestors.”
Three Asian American and Black Buddhist teachers reflect on healing, solidarity, and how Buddhists of color can work together for greater racial justice.
Lion’s Roar speaks with the co-organizers of Harvard University’s Buddhism and Race Conference, discussing the “Radical Re-Orientation Speaker Series.”
On a birthday like no other, Canyon Sam reflects on celebrating beauty and practicing joy and compassion in the face of an increase in anti-Asian violence.
On Wednesday, for the first time in US history, a Vesak celebration honoring the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha was held at the White House.
Lion’s Roar associate editor Mihiri Tillakaratne reports on “May We Gather,” the national Buddhist memorial Ceremony for Asian American ancestors.
Butterfly (Tony Pham) offers a call to responsibility in memory of the six Asian women shot and killed near Atlanta on March 16.
An excerpt from George Takei’s graphic novel “They Called Us Enemy.”