Prayer is alive and well in Western Zen, says Jan Chozen Bays, even as it challenges us to make sense of what we’re doing.
Buddhist student Kaitlyn Hatch wanted a prayer specifically designed for the divided, trying time we’re living in. So she wrote her own.
When we pray, says Mark Unno, it’s important not to get caught up in magical thinking or to become attached to specific outcomes. Just praying is enough.
We’re not praying for something. We’re not praying to anyone. Why would Buddhists pray?
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know whom you’re praying to, says Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel. The very act of asking for help allows the heart to open and invite the world in.
This week, one.org is promoting #PrayerForEveryone, a global interfaith campaign to draw awareness to the Global Goals For Sustainable Development.
In this teaching, Thubten Chodron comments on a prayer to the buddha Tara to protect us from the eight dangers.
A look into Prayer Flags, a symbolic Buddhist artifact with an ancient and manifold history, and how they represent impermanence.
A panel discussion with Mark Unno, Rev. Shohaku Okumura, Sarah Harding and Bhante Madawala Seelawimala on Buddhist prayer.