The oldest lineage of Buddhism, Theravada is known for sharing the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha. Building on this ancient lineage, Theravada today is innovative and diverse. Derek Pyle reports on the tapestry of communities that make up American Theravada.
The Ethics and Reconciliation Council of Spirit Rock Meditation Center has withdrawn the authorization to teach given to Noah Levine. Jack Kornfield, who led Levine’s teacher training and was his authorizing teacher, has rescinded that 2006 authorization.
Gina Sharpe and Larry Yang share how the most diverse Buddhist teacher-training program in American history, now underway at Spirit Rock, came to be.
Native American Buddhist teacher Bonnie Duran works to decolonize healthcare for Indigenous communities.
The event was the largest-ever gathering of practitioners of color in the history of Western-convert Insight Meditation communities.
Bonnie Duran, a public health researcher and professor, is the first Native American to join the Spirit Rock Teachers Council.
An introduction to the life, books, and teachings of Jack Kornfield, one of today’s most influential Buddhist teachers.
Gina Sharpe, Lila Kate Wheeler, and Larry Yang, core teachers of the Teacher Training program at Woodacre, California’s Spirit Rock Mediation Center, share about this year’s participants.
Twenty-two years ago, Pascal Auclair had to come to terms with his own mortality. Now, as a Buddhist meditation teacher, he’s helping others do it.
From InsightLA in Santa Monica, CA, comes the announcement that five of the meditation center’s teachers have become authorized in the Theravada lineage.