In our Weekend Reader newsletter, Ray Buckner explores how following desire allows us to show up as our most genuine selves.
“Creating Joy In Community,” the first residential retreat for transgender people, welcomes members of the transgender, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, and non-binary community to join together and cultivate “trans joy.”
A collection of teachings from, profiles on, and conversations with LGBTQ folks in Buddhism.
Buddhism teaches us that the buddhas can appear in different bodies. Finn Enke chronicles a lifelong journey to find the identity that makes them feel, finally, “I am here.”
The way to helpful communication in difficult situations, says Ray Buckner, is by pausing, creating space, and listening to your body and mind.
As a trans practitioner, Ray Buckner has struggled to find a sense of belonging in Buddhist spaces. They offer suggestions for how we can better support sangha members of all genders.
“We are all spokes on a wheel. Can you have respect for another spoke?” Haleigh Atwood talks to Against the Stream’s queer sangha leader, Steve Levitt.
Lindsay Kyte explores East Bay Meditation Center’s focus on respect, safety, and the joy of being seen for who you are.
Who am I, really? Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara shares three teachings that have given her solace and strength as she’s asked that question.
“Finding my practice was the single most important thing in my life,” says Glenn Copeland, one of Canada’s musical greats.