Due to the current outbreak of coronavirus affecting over 100 countries, many Buddhist centers are taking precautions to protect against the virus and its spread.
The Buddha told a famous story about a blind turtle and a golden yoke to illustrate how rare the chance to discover the dharma is. Let’s make it less rare, says Bri Barnett, for oppressed and marginalized people.
Good intentions aren’t enough. The culture of the community must make diversity a reality. Crystal Johnson on the hard work of building a culture of “radical inclusion” at East Bay Meditation Center.
Rima Vesely-Flad reports on Deep Time Liberation, a retreat that takes African American meditators into the heart of slavery’s past so they can free themselves from its legacy of trauma.
On April 22, East Bay Meditation Center will host “The Power of Compassion,” a benefit event led by Tara Brach.
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.
Larry Yang teaches the basics of a simple practice you can do right now: insight meditation.
In many Buddhist communities, teachers have dominant governing roles, but democracy is vital in order for Buddhism to flourish in the West.
In the late 90s, a group of Buddhist teachers and practitioners began talking about the need for a new meditation center in Oakland, California.