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.
The research will explore how to cultivate empathy and compassion in medical professionals.
Dharma Realm Buddhist University in Ukiah, California, has announced a needs-based scholarship program for students affected by natural disasters.
When his community’s beloved retreat center burned to the ground, Anam Thubten took it as a teaching on impermanence.
Laura Johnson’s eight-month-old cat died as the California wildfires destroyed nearby homes. She reflects on how her deeply personal loss opened her heart to society’s shared humanity.
More and more Buddhist groups are offering programs in Spanish and doing outreach in Latinx communities. That means stronger community for everyone, reports Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil.
The march started with a meditation led by monks from Green Gulch Farm Zen Center.
Inspired by the Buddhist practice of “life release,” Buddhist communities are coming up with new ways to save animals from slaughter.