Buddhist teachings have been changing and evolving from the beginning, says scholar Roger R. Jackson. He suggests some ways they can be updated to reflect modern values and knowledge.
In Japan, Jizo Bodhisattva is the “guardian of children who have died.” Zen priest and grief counselor Dojin Sarah Emerson recalls how the Jizo Ceremony helped after the death of her daughter.
Rev. angel Kyodo williams addresses the challenge of sticking to one Buddhist tradition. From the November 2018 issue of Lion’s Roar magazine.
“The path is easy”, it is said of Shin Buddhism, “but few are those who take it.” The late Taitetsu Unno explores the history of Jodo Shinshu and its core practice of reciting the Name of Amida Buddha.
Zen teacher Anthony Stultz shares a personal answer to a frequently asked question.
Embrace the ritual forms of Buddhist practice, says Buddhadharma deputy editor Koun Franz — you can’t escape them anyway.
Are there differences in the roles teachers play in different Buddhist schools and how their students relate to them?
Members of the San Francisco Zen Center, in its fiftieth year, join a forum on how it approaches issues important to those practicing Buddhism in the west.
“When you spend a week immersing yourself in lineage,” says Lewis Richmond, “It becomes deeper than an idea.”
Would you spend your entire life savings on a Buddhist ceremony? One woman, Dayangji Sherpa, did just that.