Zen Buddhist priest Tenku Ruff She reflects on her experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine — both the joy and grief.
Rachel Neumann on what it was like to simultaneously navigate the pandemic and the wildfires that ravaged the West Coast.
Awaiting the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Chenxing Han turns to the prose of Japanese poet and Buddhist monk Kamo-no-Chomei, and ponders his same questions, 800 years later.
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Holly Stocking found herself with an inescapable craving for physical contact.
We can use this time of fear and insecurity, says famed Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön, to connect with the natural warmth of our heart. It has the power to heal ourselves and others.
The practice of community, says Mushim Patricia Ikeda, is more than including beyond all people, even all beings. It mean including all thoughts, all emotions, all realities—the bad as well as the good.
Farmers, grocery store clerks, garbage collectors, teachers—we’re not just interdependent with essential workers such as these; we’re dependent. Norman Fischer on fair wages for all.
“If we only explore interdependence to feel good,” writes Dr. Kamilah Majied, “we miss a lot.” She shares the importance of recognizing and honoring the deep connections each of us has to Black lives.
Ministering to the sick, the dying, and their loved ones is hard enough at the best of times. Four chaplains in the Bay Area share what it was like as the pandemic raged.
Kristina Pearson shares the lessons of impermenance, acceptance, and wise hope she’s learned while recoving from Covid-19.