When the Buddha attained enlightenment, he touched the earth. If he touched it now, it would cry out in pain.
In this time of so much loss, says Joan Sutherland, we need to come to terms with grief.
Since 2002, the monks from Samorang Pagoda in Cambodia have protected a 71-square-mile tract of forest from illegal logging and hunting.
In 1969, poet Gary Snyder wrote his “Smokey the Bear Sutra,” imagining Smokey as the Great Sun Buddha giving a discourse, in the style of a Buddhist sutra. Fifty years later, the message of the sutra continues to resonate.
At the United Nations celebration in recognition of Vesak, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi gave this address about our need to confront climate change.
John Tarrant shares what he feels is the most helpful message Buddhism can offer in the coming decades.
These short verses bring awareness, peace, and joy to simple activities, and remind us that Earth provides us with precious gifts every day.
We review “Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis” by David R. Loy.
Each Friday, we share three topical longreads in our Weekend Reader newsletter. This week, Buddhadharma’s editor Tynette Deveaux looks at Buddhist perspectives on tackling climate change.
Laura Johnson’s eight-month-old cat died as the California wildfires destroyed nearby homes. She reflects on how her deeply personal loss opened her heart to society’s shared humanity.