As a trans practitioner, Ray Buckner has struggled to find a sense of belonging in Buddhist spaces. They offer suggestions for how we can better support sangha members of all genders.
What can you do if you haven’t found a nearby place to meditate? One good answer: D.I.Y. Here are 7 tips from Rod Meade Sperry to get you started.
LionsRoar.com presents a collection of our best teachings, profiles, and conversations on diversity, race, and identity in Buddhism.
Buddhist teacher Lama Rod Owens on why Buddhist community members must confront and deal with ethical misconduct, and how to do it.
Thich Nhat Hanh explains that sangha is more than a community, it’s a deep spiritual practice.
Dan Zigmond, a Zen priest and the director of analytics for Facebook’s News Feed, says that social media can help people bring out their best selves.
Zen teacher Norman Fischer extols the beauty and benefit of spiritual friendship on the Buddhist path.
Buddhists take refuge in three different expressions of awakened mind. What are they?
Though unusually bold, this Buddhist community’s new statement is presented as congruent with the Buddha’s teachings.
Taking refuge in the Buddha, dharma, and sangha, says Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, involves taking a leap forward with a deep sense of trust in our own basic nature and the natural wisdom of all phenomena.