Bhikshuni Thubten Chonyi reports on the first traditional monastic retreat ritual in the Tibetan tradition in North America.
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.
Her Holiness Shinso Ito, Head Priest of Shinnyo-en, performed a religious Fire and Water ceremony at the Gallmann Africa Conservancy, Kenya.
Barry Magid grapples with the difficulty of dharma taking root in America as it adopts different cultural rituals.
A story of lessons, small and great, from an elderly Zen master and reflections on tradition, Zen rituals like bowing, and the future of Buddhism in the US.
While Westerners tend to view it as superstition or symbolism, Reginald Ray argues that spiritual ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice.
When you gather people together for a feast if you set the time and the table, the food, and the accouterments just right, it can bring grace.
Steve Peskind discusses the Dalai Lama’s various statements on the topic of homosexuality in relation to Buddhist tradition.