Laura Munson finds an unlikely friend named Edgars.
When we are with others in times of suffering, says contemplative care expert Koshin Paley Ellison, we can take the four noble truths as our guide.
The Golden Chain is a traditional recitation within American Shin Buddhist communities. For Camille Hamilton Pating, it comes as naturally—and joyfully—as saying the Name of Amida Buddha.
Thubten Chodron on how to develop bodhichitta, the aspiration to attain buddhahood in order to benefit others.
On the inbreath, says Judy Lief, take in what is bad, freeing others from it. On the outbreath, offer what is good.
A fully enlightened female buddha, Tara is the actuality of compassion and wisdom. Meditating on her, says Lama Palden Drolma, can awaken our own buddhanature.
We cling to our own worldviews, says Dorotea Mendoza. Imagine if we listened to each other instead.
If we don’t embrace the often-paradoxical complexity of societal ills, the actions we take to solve them will be merely “Band-Aids.” Kritee on getting to the root of a problem.
The combination of wisdom and compassion—the very essence of Buddhism—leads to that all-American value, freedom. It is, says Duncan Ryuken Williams, freedom in the most profound sense.
George Floyd’s mother couldn’t come running when he called for her, says Trudy Goodman. But mothers of the human family did come running, pouring out to call for racial justice.