As a trans practitioner, Ray Buckner has struggled to find a sense of belonging in Buddhist spaces. They offer suggestions for how we can better support sangha members of all genders.
What can you do if you haven’t found a nearby place to meditate? One good answer: D.I.Y. Here are 7 tips from Rod Meade Sperry to get you started.
Like fish in water, it’s easy for us to ignore the systems of injustice that surround us. Colin Beavan offers five tips to recognize injustice and swing into action.
LionsRoar.com presents a collection of our best teachings, profiles, and conversations on diversity, race, and identity in Buddhism.
Users would be able to earn “Karma Coins” by meditating and teaching Buddhism. The coins could be spent within a special Buddhist community called the “Lotos Network.” A group of Buddhist programmers says it’s time for the world’s first cryptocurrency-based spiritual community, built using “blockchain,” the booming new technology that makes Bitcoin and hundreds of other […]
As a child, Howard Axelrod dreamed of a festival that everyone in the world attended. Now he realizes that it’s been happening all along.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer extols the beauty and benefit of spiritual friendship on the Buddhist path.
Dharma Bum Temple acts as training wheels for new Buddhists and shows them where to go next when they’re ready.
More and more American sanghas are turning to new and creative approaches to address interpersonal conflicts in their communities.
In many Buddhist communities, teachers have dominant governing roles, but democracy is vital in order for Buddhism to flourish in the West.