Each one of us, says David Viafora, can be a kalyana mitra, or “spiritual friend.” Here’s how.
According to Willa Blythe Baker, making a strong, healthy community starts with understanding how it is constructed.
Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John explores the obstacles and opportunities presented by all-Black sanghas.
Paul Condon draws on traditional Buddhism and Western psychology to show how the act of taking refuge is available to us in every moment, wherever we are.
Joie Szu-Chiao Chen reviews What I Don’t Know about Death by C. W. Huntington, The Guru Principle by Shenpen Hookham, Questioning the Buddha by Peter Skilling, and more.
Sonam Kachru reviews C. V. Jones’ “The Buddhist Self.”
In too many Buddhist communities, women have not been believed when revealing harm caused by men. Bhikkhu Sujato looks to the Vinaya and finds another approach.
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.
Breeshia Wade, Tenku Ruff, Damchö Diana Finnegan share how the dharma can help us work through grief.
How do we take refuge in sangha? For Buddhadharma editor Koun Franz, it’s all about embracing change.