In many Buddhist communities, teachers have dominant governing roles, but democracy is vital in order for Buddhism to flourish in the West.
Whether you’re part of a full-scale Buddhist center or the humblest of sitting groups, there’s always more you can do to share your energy and practice with others. Brooklyn Zen Center executive director Greg Snyder shares four tips for a deep and helpful relationship with the community around you.
In the late 90s, a group of Buddhist teachers and practitioners began talking about the need for a new meditation center in Oakland, California.
Falling in love is easy, but staying in love takes work. Thich Nhat Hanh offers advice for cultivating a relationship that’s loving and strong.
Sharon Salzberg, Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, SGI-USA, and others share prayers for Paris after November 13th’s terrorist attacks.
For almost fifty years, from 1936 until 1983, a twenty-six-acre plot of land in Portland, Oregon, was used as a gravel pit and construction landfill.
Kate Johnson offers young New Yorkers the tools and community she could have used when she was young.
In the foothills nestled among the many sugarcane fields that blanket the plains of Uthai Thani, Thailand, stands the red roof of Wat Pa Sak Thong’s temple.
Michael Haederle profiles the Naropa University, and Buddhist secondary education institute in Boulder, Colorado.
George Takei is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at “Being Gay, Being Buddhist: The LGBTQ Community and Shin Buddhism.”