Photographer A. Jesse Jiryu Davis documented three Vesak celebrations in New York this year.
Vesak, also known as “Buddha Day,” marks the birth, enlightenment, and death of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. This year, it falls on May 26.
Joy, giving, family, and peace—people of all faiths can celebrate these values of the holiday season. Eight Buddhists offer their take on yuletide dharma.
Perhaps these days of less sunlight are opportunities for more contemplative time, more looking deeply to see what can only be seen in the dark.
Sitting still in the dark zendo and breathing with others is exactly what Natalie Goldberg needs. On this last night of the year, she wonders what this human life is all about.
Joanna Macy on “the great open secret of gratitude.”
Karen Connelly on giving unseen beings their due.
Día de los Muertos is a reminder, says Linda González, that we are all one in life and death.
Karen Maezen Miller gives her New Years well wishes.
Sumi Loundon Kim’s 2018 New Year’s Resolution was to stop swearing. Here’s how it went.