In September over 30 local faith leaders gathered to help improve conditions of the juvenile building at New York’s infamous Rikers Island jail complex.
Photographer A. Jesse Jiryu Davis documented three Vesak celebrations in New York this year.
The Brooklyn Zen Center (BZC) will close its city temple in Brooklyn, New York at the end of September.
The Henry Luce Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Thich Nhat Hanh Program for Engaged Buddhism at Union Theological Seminary.
The Buddhist foundation Tzu Chi USA held a grand opening for its new Tzu Chi Center for Compassionate Relief in New York City.
After the launch of the New York Public Library’s J.D. Salinger exhibit, Rod Meade Sperry reflects on how the famed author and his characters reckoned with Buddhism and spirituality.
Is the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar rooted in religion, or is it fundamentally a manifestation of secular right-wing nationalism? Khin Mai Aung looks at the role of Buddhism in Myanmar’s ongoing genocide.
A lifelong outsider, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara leads a warm and engaged Zen community in New York’s Greenwich Village. Lindsay Kyte profiles one of Buddhism’s leading teachers.
Buddhist teachers Gina Sharpe and Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara and psychoanalyst Pilar Jennings will discuss the student-teacher relationship in a panel discussion at New York’s Rubin Museum on March 20.
After 23 years, the meditation center has plans to move into a smaller space.