As we witness the great suffering of the Russian-Ukraine war, says Dan Zigmond, we have a moral obligation to pay attention.
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.
Trudy Goodman reflects on the crisis in Ukraine and increasing conflict throughout the world, and the Buddhist teachings we must take to heart at this time.
As we bear witness to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we cannot fall into our tendency to turn away from suffering, says Roshi Joan Halifax.
As ex-Marine Alex Kakuyo laments a war he can no longer believe in, he turns for help to the bodhisattva Kannon and the buddha Amida.
Derek Pyle on the ongoing crisis in Myanmar and why it’s important for the international community to respond.
On the 76th anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, Roshi Joan Halifax reflects on why we each must continue working toward the realization of nonviolence in our time.
In the wake of 9/11, Norman Fischer wrote this essay about bearing witness to tragedy. His message remains relevant in all times of trouble.
Jeff Wilson explains how the Jodo Shinshu school of Pure Land Buddhism emerged from the refugee experiences of its two Japanese founders.
Claude Anshin Thomas writes of his experiences as a Vietnam War veteran, and his discovery of Buddhism through the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.