Jennifer Keishin Armstrong profiles Justin von Bujdoss, the first-ever Buddhist chaplain in Rikers Island — America’s most notorious jail.
A profile of B. R. Ambedkar, a vital figure in Indian history and an activist for the Dalit (“untouchables”) class.
Her masterpiece The Year of Magical Thinking is a meditation on the human mind both pointed and profound. David Swick profiles Joan Didion, a great American journalist observing her own mind and experience.
Andrea Miller on the life and spiritual journey of one Deirdre Blomfield-Brown.
Barry Boyce surveys Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s vast body of teachings and their lasting impact on how Buddhism is understood and practiced.
Dominique Butet and Olivier Adam profile Tibetan nun Tenzin Palmo, who is changing the role of women in Tibetan Buddhist traditions.
For bell hooks, fighting oppression doesn’t require anger or conflict—just opening our hearts and speaking the truth fearlessly.
Huston Smith has brought an insider’s knowledge of the world’s religions to a narrow-minded West and defined comparative religion as we know it today.
Thich Nhat Hanh’s life of courage and compassion, by Andrea Miller.
Lindsay Kyte talks to Sharon Salzberg about how she became one of today’s most relatable Buddhist teachers.