Buddhism is a religion of peace. So why do some monks carry guns and preach hatred? In this conversation with Lion’s Roar, religious studies professor Michael Jerryson says that, if you look closely, “violence abounds” in Buddhist doctrine.
Peace will only become a reality when world leaders come to negotiations with the ability to hear the suffering at the root of all conflicts.
Joseph Goldstein on how three principles of meditation can be applied to the world’s conflicts.
The teachers are asked whether nonviolence necessarily means a passive or non-reactive approach.
Roshi Bernie Glassman on the three pure precepts — cease from evil, do good, and do good for others — and why they all come down to one point.
There is a key moment, says Pema Chödrön, when we make the choice between peace and conflict.
There is a deep malaise in our society. We have to acknowledge this, says Thich Nhat Hanh in this classic piece from 1994 — especially if we want to transform it.
Bernie Glassman explains how the three tenets of the Zen Peacemakers work to turn confusion into skillful action.
Noah Levine on what forgiveness has meant in his own life.
Ty Phillips looks at the Five Precepts—the ethical code of dedicated Buddhist practitioners—and finds five powerful guidelines every parent could use.