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.
Thich Nhat Hanh says that mindfulness shows us the suffering of life and connects us with compassion.
“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.
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.
“How did we get here?” asks Christopher Ford, the former Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, following Wednesday’s attack on the Capitol.
To change the world, says Jan Willis, we need hope. And hope grows from nonviolent actions, no matter how small.
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.
Constance Kassor explains why patience isn’t a passive tolerance of harm. Instead, patience requires a recognition of the deep interconnectedness of the world and an active engagement with it.