Even as we uphold tradition, says Justin von Bujdoss, we also have to leave room for it to grow.
We often look at Buddhist practice as a way of cultivating particular qualities; Thanissaro Bhikkhu reminds us, however, that the Buddha also spoke of qualities we must have to take up the practice in the first place.
Gina Sharpe, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, and Pilar Jennings examine spiritual power, the roots of its abuse, and how we might learn to hold it differently going forward.
Roger R. Jackson reviews “Buddhist Magic: Divination, Healing, and Enchantment Through the Ages” by Sam van Schaik.
Oren Jay Sofer, Sister Clear Grace, and Ayya Yeshe look at the meaning of hope in Buddhism and what it means in today’s world.
Buddhist practice is not meant to be comfortable, says Tenku Ruff. We have to keep pushing our edges — and that includes waking up to the reality of deeply rooted white superiority.