He was more than just the “civil rights leader” he is remembered as today. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of America’s greatest moral philosophers.
Pamela Ayo Yetunde, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Kamilah Majied, Lori Perine, and Zenzele Isoke reflect on the profound life and legacy of bell hooks.
Pamela Ayo Yetunde talks to Sister Clear Grace about the journey to becoming a Buddhist nun and hitting the road in a temple on wheels.
Renowned author, feminist theorist, and cultural critic bell hooks passed away on Dec. 15 at the age of 69. Read about her remarkable life and and work, alongside a selection of pieces by and conversations with hooks published in the pages of Lion’s Roar.
Sensei Alex Kakuyo and Pamela Ayo Yetunde discuss battling internalized racism with Buddhist teachings on compassion.
Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John explores the obstacles and opportunities presented by all-Black sanghas.
“Can we say that this country follows the love of the Buddha?” asks Johnny Edward Dean Jr.
For some Black Buddhists in predominantly white sanghas, certain practices harken back to the history of forced subservience to white people. Melvin Christopher Horton explores his experience in a powerful poem.
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.”