angel Kyodo williams says we must stand up to racism and expose its institutionalized forms to uphold the dharma—even in Buddhist communities.
Lama Rod Owens says protesting is a spiritual act that engages the practitioner’s body, speech, and mind in service to others. But many Buddhists are resistant to resistance.
Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens on why Buddhist community members must confront and deal with ethical misconduct, and how to do it.
Buddhist teacher Myokei Caine-Barrett, Shonin gets personal with the Lion’s Roar readership.
An introduction to the life, books, and writings of feminist theorist, writer, and cultural critic, bell hooks.
How mindfulness has helped Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens live as a Black queer man in America.
One element of Justin Simien’s identity isn’t obvious in his new Netflix hit: Buddhism. But it’s there.
bell hooks meets with Thich Nhat Hanh to ask: how do we build a community of love?
We spoke with Lama Rod Owens, one of the organizers and presenters at the Third Buddhism and Race Conference at Harvard, about this year’s conference.
For bell hooks, fighting oppression doesn’t require anger or conflict—just opening our hearts and speaking the truth fearlessly.