The Dalai Lama offered condolences to the Christchurch victims and the people of New Zealand. In America, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship penned an open letter expressing solidarity with Muslims around the world.
Greg Snyder on how to reclaim the grace and humanity that our access to guns has led us to squander.
Inspired by Buddhist teachings on death, Teen activist Lauryn Renford wants to memorialize teen victims of gun violence with art.
Like everyone else, I have been pondering the significance and aftermath of the recent mass shooting in San Bernadino, CA.
Colin Beavan, a senior teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen, looks at the meaning of meditation in light of unbearable tragedy.
After the tragedy in Las Vegas, Buddhist teachers, communities, and politicians shared messages of compassion and solidarity.
“May we grieve all those murdered,” writes Greg Snyder. “Opening our hearts to grief returns to us our humanity.” Greg Snyder of Brooklyn Zen Center shares a prayer — that we, as a nation shocked by racism and violence, may awaken and seize this moment. I entered my dharma transmission ceremony yesterday afternoon feeling run […]
Amy Gutman asks, “How can we make our words count—and do so in a way that is true to our deepest values?”
Hosho Peter Coyote on the unique way Buddhists look at — and co-exist with — good and evil.
Those who mistake the Buddhist tenant of equanimity for apathy may be surprised by the impassioned responses to the Orlando massacre from Buddhist leaders.