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.
Gina Sharpe and Larry Yang share how the most diverse Buddhist teacher-training program in American history, now underway at Spirit Rock, came to be.
Lama Rod Owens says we need to look honestly at who we are, in all our complexity. This is especially vital for those who teach the dharma.
“We are all spokes on a wheel. Can you have respect for another spoke?” Hal Atwood talks to Against the Stream’s queer sangha leader, Steve Levitt.
Charlene Leung discusses the importance of using Buddhist practice to become aware of our biases and develop cultural humility.
The event was the largest-ever gathering of practitioners of color in the history of Western-convert Insight Meditation communities.
Lindsay Kyte explores East Bay Meditation Center’s focus on respect, safety, and the joy of being seen for who you are.
Lilly Greenblatt talks to Tune-Yards’ Merrill Garbus about how race and Buddhism informed the band’s latest release.
Valerie Mason-John talks to Lion’s Roar’s Rod Meade Sperry about the Buddhist Recovery approach to contending with addiction.
Daniel Dae Kim is developing a new television show about a Buddhist detective through his production company, 3AD.