Each one of us, says David Viafora, can be a kalyana mitra, or “spiritual friend.” Here’s how.
Are we all alone in this world or at one with everything? Nick Walser shines a spotlight on the paradoxical nature of loneliness.
Pamela Ayo Yetunde reflects on the future of community in Buddhism in the opening editorial from the September 2022 issue of Lion’s Roar.
Marissa Wong reflects on her experiences with alienation and community.
Six women from the Order of Interbeing reflect on the impact of their beloved teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, following his death.
According to Willa Blythe Baker, making a strong, healthy community starts with understanding how it is constructed.
Tanya Marie Bonner shares the journey of creating an annual program to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day at her home sangha.
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.