Based on letters Nichiren Shonin wrote to his female followers, Myokei Caine-Barrett explains why the thirteenth-century champion of the Lotus Sutra was a practical feminist.
Many practitioners can’t afford to go on retreats. Pamela Ayo Yetunde says it’s time we start thinking about how to make the practice less exclusive.
Michael Sheehy reviews “Rainbow Body and Resurrection” by Francis V. Tiso.
In Buddhadharma’s Ask the Teachers section, Sestuan Gaelyn Godwin, Larry Yang, and Dungse Jampal Norbu discuss relating to obstacles and difficult emotions.
It takes courage to undertake a retreat, says Andrew Holecek. But in that container, we find freedom.
Mingyur Rinpoche, who spent more than four years on wandering retreat, shares his most challenging moments as well as practical advice for returning home.
Funie Hsu says it’s time we recognize the contributions of Asian American Buddhists and address the racism and cultural appropriation that marginalizes their ongoing role in transmitting the dharma in the West.
Are you able to see your teacher as the Buddha? It’s not easy, says Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, but this is where the real path begins.
Christine Skarda has been on retreat for the past twenty-five years. She offers advice on preparing for a successful Buddhist retreat.
Jules Shuzen Harris asks: in the infinity of suchness, how do you achieve spiritual progress?