After an intensive four-year program, a diverse group of 20 practitioners graduated from the Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program on September 11.
When his community’s beloved retreat center burned to the ground, Anam Thubten took it as a teaching on impermanence.
The Dolan fire — one of three active wildfires in California — is threatening to hit Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in Carmel Valley, California.
The Berkeley Buddhist Monastery in California wrote a letter to a hundred-year-old tree near their center that was scheduled to be cut down.
Buddhist teacher Konda Mason shares her experience at The Gathering II, an assembly of Buddhist teachers and practitioners of Black African descent at Spirit Rock.
In September, “Creating Joy In Community” brought together 50 members of the transgender and gender expansive community for a residential retreat.
The now-established UCLA Bedari Kindness Institute hopes to use its research to promote kindness and create a more humane world.
Good intentions aren’t enough. The culture of the community must make diversity a reality. Crystal Johnson on the hard work of building a culture of “radical inclusion” at East Bay Meditation Center.
“Enso village,” in Sonoma County, will have 264 apartments, a meditation hall, and a vegetarian bistro.
In 1969, poet Gary Snyder wrote his “Smokey the Bear Sutra,” imagining Smokey as the Great Sun Buddha giving a discourse, in the style of a Buddhist sutra. Fifty years later, the message of the sutra continues to resonate.