If we don’t allow our practice to include the political, asks Brenna Artinger, then how can we stand up to those who do?
Koun Franz considers what it means when a path of transcendence leaves us right where we always were.
Roshi Joan Halifax reflects on the idea of “wise hope” and why we should open ourselves to it.
Even as we uphold tradition, says Justin von Bujdoss, we also have to leave room for it to grow.
Rob Preece shares why the Buddhist path isn’t about trying become spiritually evolved, but about being authentic, open, and compassionate.
In this commentary from non-diet dietician Jenna Hollenstein, she shares why we need to stop battling our basic biology as a means to overcome “craving” on the path to liberation.
Buddhist practice is not meant to be comfortable, says Tenku Ruff. We have to keep pushing our edges — and that includes waking up to the reality of deeply rooted white superiority.
Buddhadharma editor Tynette Deveaux asks “Is it possible that collectively we might emerge from this bardo with a sense of blooming?”
If we feel like our practice is here, and the world is over there, says Karen Maezen Miller, then we’re missing the point of practice.
As the climate crisis worsens, and the window to solve it is quickly closing, we have a choice to make: we can shut down in fear or lean in and open our hearts even more.