Claude Anshin Thomas writes of his experiences as a Vietnam War veteran, and his discovery of Buddhism through the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Buddhism is a religion of peace. So why do some monks carry guns and preach hatred? In this conversation with Lion’s Roar, religious studies professor Michael Jerryson says that, if you look closely, “violence abounds” in Buddhist doctrine.
Tibetan Buddhist teacher Sogyal Rinpoche, who faced multiple accusations of physical and sexual abuse, has died.
Since 2002, the monks from Samorang Pagoda in Cambodia have protected a 71-square-mile tract of forest from illegal logging and hunting.
Matthew Gindin reviews “If You Meet the Buddha On the Road: Buddhism, Politics and Violence” by Michael Jerryson.
Is the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar rooted in religion, or is it fundamentally a manifestation of secular right-wing nationalism? Khin Mai Aung looks at the role of Buddhism in Myanmar’s ongoing genocide.
Bagan, in Maynmar, is one of 29 sites added to UNESCO’s list this year.
Ajahn Brahm performed the first Theravada nun ordination in Australia and the first in the Thai Forest Tradition.
Sister Chan Khong remembers the suffering of the years of war in Vietnam and what they taught her about human nature.
Two Reuters journalists who were jailed in Myanmar for reporting on the human rights violations against Rohingya muslims have been freed after more than 500 days in prison.