Buddhism is a religion of peace. So why do some monks carry guns and preach hatred? In this conversation with Lion’s Roar, religious studies professor Michael Jerryson says that, if you look closely, “violence abounds” in Buddhist doctrine.
Joseph Jarman developed a love of Jazz while in the army and then discovered Buddhism when he returned home. The two passions defined the rest of his life.
This short documentary introduces you to Scott Mangis, a former Marine who now practices Zen as a householding monk near Tokyo
Michael Jerryson reports on the growing tension between Buddhists and Muslims, in which senior Buddhist monks actively incite violence and intolerance.
On July 10, the Wisconsin National Guard inducted First Lieutenant Christopher Mohr as its first-ever Buddhist chaplain.
Adam Tebbe reports on the ongoing insurgency in Thailand’s southern province, a conflict between the Muslims, the Buddhists and the military.
Two new stories from the US Army and the Marine’s news sites shine a light on the growing confluence between Buddhism and military service.
A letter from the Mangala Shri Bhuti sangha, campaigning against the US Air Force’s proposed use of the airspace over its retreat center.
Iraqi War Veteran Sergeant Paul Kendel had an uncommon approach to his relations with the local Iraqi citizens he was protecting and serving.
Robert Birkenes is the US Government’s only civilian aid worker embedded inside US military headquarters in Iraq. He also happens to be a Buddhist.