On the 55th anniversary of Thich Quang Duc’s self-immolation, Edward Tick shares what he has learned from his pilgrimages to the site of the famous protest.
In a study, researchers were surprised to find that Tibetan monks and nuns in showed much more fear of death than other participants.
Human Rights Watch says the Chinese government is imposing control and surveillance throughout religious communities.
Living Vinaya in the West is the first training program offered in the U.S. for Western nuns with English translations and resources.
Embrace the ritual forms of Buddhist practice, says Buddhadharma deputy editor Koun Franz — you can’t escape them anyway.
A sign in the entrance to Pema Chödrön’s monastery reads “Enjoy Your Life.” We ask her how that could be a spiritual practice.
A new and quickly growing organization called Buddhist Insights is helping New Yorkers meditate in all manner of surprising places.
Larung Gar Buddhist Academy is a major center of Buddhist monasticism and study in Tibet. It faces demolition later this month.
The Geshema degree is the highest training in the Gelugpa school of Buddhism, previously only available to men. Now, 20 nuns have earned Geshema degrees.
Demolitions at Larung Gar Buddhist Academy will reportedly begin July 25th following China’s demands to demolish 50 percent of residences at the monastery.