Shinshu Roberts examines the suffering inherent in the bodhisattva path, what Dogen referred to as being “the blue lotus in the flame.”
Zen master Dogen wrote that someone working to benefit others should maintain three minds: magnanimous mind, parental mind, and joyful mind.
After the launch of the New York Public Library’s J.D. Salinger exhibit, Rod Meade Sperry reflects on how the famed author and his characters reckoned with Buddhism and spirituality.
Buddhist translator Scott Wellenbach won more than $650,000 playing poker. He’s giving it all away to charity.
Rinchen Khando Choegyal fights the second-class status of female monastics in Tibetan Buddhism.
Lead to Life repurposes weapons as tools, planting healing seeds for a cleaner earth. From the September 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar.
When Diana Reynolds Roome brought home a thangka of Manjushri from Nepal she wondered, “How could I bring this great bodhisattva into my humdrum existence?”
Native American Buddhist teacher Bonnie Duran works to decolonize healthcare for Indigenous communities.
On the 55th anniversary of Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, Edward Tick shares what he has learned from his pilgrimages to the site of the famous protest.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Buddhadharma editor Tynette Deveaux talks about the people who inspire us.