According to Willa Blythe Baker, making a strong, healthy community starts with understanding how it is constructed.
Vimalasara (Valerie) Mason-John explores the obstacles and opportunities presented by all-Black sanghas.
In too many Buddhist communities, women have not been believed when revealing harm caused by men. Bhikkhu Sujato looks to the Vinaya and finds another approach.
Asian American Buddhist communities have for years been dismissed by “convert” Buddhists for carrying “cultural baggage.” Nalika Gajaweera says the response should not be to let it go but to claim it as a mark of cultural responsibility.
Each one of us, says David Viafora, can be a kalyana mitra, or “spiritual friend.” Here’s how.
How do we take refuge in sangha? For Buddhadharma editor Koun Franz, it’s all about embracing change.
Marissa Wong reflects on her experiences with alienation and community.
You may be lonely, but you’re not as alone as you think. Sometimes, says Jane McLaughlin-Dobisz, you have to put your phone down and stop to taste the cookie dough.
Are we all alone in this world or at one with everything? Nick Walser shines a spotlight on the paradoxical nature of loneliness.
Come together with others, says Arisika Razak, to grieve, heal, and fight for a better world.