Convert Buddhism has a class problem: it appeals mostly to a narrow demographic of well-off college graduates. Buddhist scholar Ann Gleig offers some class consciousness to help Buddhism drop the barriers and benefit many more people.
It takes training to realize we’re all responsible for the continuation of the dharma, says Cristina Moon.
Many practitioners can’t afford to go on retreats. Pamela Ayo Yetunde says it’s time we start thinking about how to make the practice less exclusive.
Zen teacher John Tarrant offers seven guidelines for taking advantage of life’s crises and surprises
We asked Buddhist teachers how new technologies could disrupt dharma.
Economist Clair Brown argues for an economic system based on altruism, sustainability, and a meaningful life.
Users would be able to earn “Karma Coins” by meditating and teaching Buddhism. The coins could be spent within a special Buddhist community called the “Lotos Network.”
Clair Brown argues for an economy that brings out the best in people, not the most self-centered and shortsighted.
Philosopher Peter Singer and philanthropist Julia Wise talk with Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard about why altruism leads to innumerable benefits.
Without money, what is an economy? For Syra Smith it’s a chance for sincere connection.