He was more than just the “civil rights leader” he is remembered as today. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of America’s greatest moral philosophers.
Thich Nhat Hanh says that mindfulness shows us the suffering of life and connects us with compassion.
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.
Right speech, right action, right livelihood, compassion—tending to society is part of the Buddha’s path of awakening.
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.
Peace will only become a reality when world leaders come to negotiations with the ability to hear the suffering at the root of all conflicts.
Following the police killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota, Constance Kassor examines how calls to defund the police can be linked to the Buddhist call to eradicate causes of suffering.
Now more than ever, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we need a global ethic of compassion, understanding, and peace. Here’s how Buddhism can help.
“As Zen Buddhist clergy, we condemn the attack on the United States congress on January 6th,” the statement reads. “We see that the violence at the capitol was deeply tied to the white supremacy that has characterized this nation since its inception.” The Soto Zen Buddhist Association (SZBA) has released a statement in response to […]
“Martin Luther King Jr.’s work is not finished,” says Shinge Roko Sherry Chayat Roshi. We must continue it with gratitude on the endless path toward liberation for all.