Bill Aiken offers five Buddhist insights to be a more effective agent of change
Using Buddhist principles, economist Clair Brown identifies the big policy changes we need to have a caring society and a sustainable future.
Bill Gaston despises a certain someone at the White House. Can any good come of it?
Farmers, grocery store clerks, garbage collectors, teachers—we’re not just interdependent with essential workers such as these; we’re dependent. Norman Fischer on fair wages for all.
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.
As we learn to limit our consumption, a peace appears, says Sean Feit Oakes. Without this peace, the fire that burns our hearts and communities can never be put out.
Right speech, right action, right livelihood, compassion—tending to society is part of the Buddha’s path of awakening. A commentary by Jack Kornfield.