Comic artist John Porcellino tells Lauria Galbraith how Zen has inspired his comics and helped him through hard times.
Thich Nhat Hanh on true love, the benefits of suffering, and insight that will set you free. He says he teaches original Buddhism with a Mahayana spirit.
Mingyur Rinpoche says the best part of his time as a wandering yogi was his near death experience, which taught him to rejoice in everything.
To make diversity real, says Zen teacher angel Kyodo williams, Buddhists must look deep into their own hearts.
Jessica Pimentel on what she’s learned from seeing life through a Buddhist lens and the eyes of her character, Maria, on Orange Is the New Black.
Richard Gere talks about his many years of Buddhist practice, his devotion to his teacher the Dalai Lama, and his work for Tibetan freedom.
In 2012, David Butow ventured to find the parallels between his work as a photojournalist and one of his most enchanting inspirations: Buddhism.
Tomi Um’s first editorial illustration was for Lion’s Roar in 2009. Since then, she’s worked for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and TIME.
Ram Dass, born Richard Alpert, helped to shape a whole generation.
At one time, Gina Sharpe was a corporate lawyer, a model, and an assistant to the producer working on such films as Little Big Man.