“Never forget is now,” is the slogan of Japanese Americans who see the injustice of WWII internment repeated in the detention of migrants today. Both are rooted, says Duncan Ryuken Williams, in the definition of who is an American and who is not.
There’s a powerful force for change in America, says Christian leader Serene Jones, but powerful forces oppose it. It’s a battle that is as much spiritual as political.
Without compassion, everyone is worse off. Zen teacher Roshi Joan Halifax comments on the Trump administration’s family separation policy.
Lion’s Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod introduces “Mindful Politics,” a new collection of teachings and commentary speaking to our troubled times.
Just as you consume food, you consume media. And like food, some media is wholesome and some is unhealthy. Sister True Dedication on why you need to pay attention to what nourishes your mind.
Charlene Leung discusses the importance of using Buddhist practice to become aware of our biases and develop cultural humility.
Native American Buddhist teacher Bonnie Duran works to decolonize healthcare for Indigenous communities.
Approximately 2,000 children remain separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border
Activist Alex Rodriguez looks back on the work Buddhists have done to foster at the Oregon ICE headquarters in Portland.
Inspired by Buddhist teachings on death, Teen activist Lauryn Renford wants to memorialize teen victims of gun violence with art.