Convert Buddhism has a class problem: it appeals mostly to a narrow demographic of well-off college graduates. Buddhist scholar Ann Gleig offers some class consciousness to help Buddhism drop the barriers and benefit many more people.
Vishnu Sridharan points out a blind spot in Western Buddhism — South Asia is exorcized, while Buddhism’s origins in South Asian culture are ignored.
For our 40th anniversary, Lion’s Roar is looking forward to the next 40 years of Buddhism over the course of six issues. In the second issue, Melvin McLeod looks at the importance of diversity in the development of modern Buddhism.
In this week’s Weekend Reader newsletter, LionsRoar.com’s Sam Littlefair goes back to the basics of Buddhism.
One-fifth of survey respondents incorrectly said that Buddhists believe in an “immortal soul,” and most said they don’t personally know a Buddhist.
For our 40th anniversary, Lion’s Roar is looking forward to the next 40 years of Buddhism over the course of six issues. In the first issue, we ask: what is Buddhism’s most important message moving forward.
In the Spring 2019 issue of Buddhadharma, Annabella Pitkin reviews “A Critique of Western Buddhism: Ruins of the Buddhist Real” by Glenn Wallis.
Ann Gleig takes a far-reaching look at how Buddhism and the conversations within it are changing in the twenty-first century.
Now that Buddhism has come to the West, asks David Loy, how are they changing each other?
The North American Buddhist Alliance (NABA) has issued a new call to virtually bring together “leaders of Buddhist Networks across America.”