For Buddhadharma’s 20th-anniversary issue, Barbara O’Brien takes a look back at the last two decades of losses, challenges, and opportunities in Western Buddhism.
According to Dawa Tarchin Phillips, the work in the Buddhist BIPOC community is about recognizing the need for dignity, safety, and access—and then offering those same things.
Larry Ward looks at the path of leadership, and how we get entangled along the way.
Joie Szu-Chiao Chen reviews Lauren Shufran’s “The Buddha and the Bard: Where Shakespeare’s Stage Meets Buddhist Scriptures,” Rachael Stevens’ “Red Tara: The Female Buddha of Power and Magnetism,” a new translation of Dogen’s Zuimonki, and more.
Editor Koun Franz introduces the 20th anniversary issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Guide, which looks back at where Western Buddhism has been, and what might lie ahead.
How, asks Brian Joshin Byrnes, do we as Buddhists come into genuine contact with the people and places we reject?
In the commentary for Buddhadharma’s 20th-anniversary issue, Sonam Kachru reminds us we are all on a path of learning—and that we always have a long way to go.
Stephanie Kaza invites Buddhist communities, and specifically Buddhist leaders, to take a serious look at how they are—or aren’t—responding to the climate crisis.
Willa Blythe Baker, Josh Korda, and Tenku Ruff answer a practitioner’s question about losing faith in the institutions of Buddhism and the dharma itself.
For Myokei Caine-Barrett, how we welcome the various parts of our traditions is a reflection of how we welcome others.