In September over 30 local faith leaders gathered to help improve conditions of the juvenile building at New York’s infamous Rikers Island jail complex.
Even as we uphold tradition, says Justin von Bujdoss, we also have to leave room for it to grow.
By accepting our emotions and not reacting, says Lama Justin von Bujdoss, we can learn to effectively serve others.
In this week’s Weekend Reader, Lama Justin von Bujdoss explores the idea of adapting the dharma to the needs of the present moment.
In this commentary from the Summer 2018 issue of Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly, Justin von Bujdoss reflects on changing the way we think about lineage.
When people are supported, they naturally do the right thing, says Justin von Bujdoss, the first-ever Buddhist chaplain at Rikers Island.
Justin von Bujdoss is a Buddhist lama and Rikers Island’s first Staff Chaplain. He reflects on what Rikers Island is, and what it needs.