Can you recommend some Buddhist books by and for people of color? We answer your questions about Buddhism and meditation.
Diversity is more than just representation. It’s about really meeting the needs of different communities. Pamela Ayo Yetunde suggests how Buddhism can address the mass incarceration of young black men and its terrible costs.
The vast majority of American Buddhists are of Asian heritage, yet they are too often ignored, mispresented, and even looked down upon. Chenxing Han offers four ways we can start to heal American Buddhism.
Charlene Leung discusses the importance of using Buddhist practice to become aware of our biases and develop cultural humility.
Toni Bernhard sheds light on how easily we attach to ideas of ourselves, when these are really nothing more than just that: ideas.
How do people’s conceptions of Buddhism – “right,” “wrong,” or in-between; others’ or their own – affect Buddhists themselves?
Jaed Muncharoen Coffin, author of A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, explores with us the dukkha of bi-racial identity.
From childhood on I have had to struggle to break from the impositions of images that don’t represent me accurately or well.
Peter Sweasey discusses sexual identity as help and hindrance on the path towards spiritual discovery.