Maia Duerr

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Racial Hatred Must Cease

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi<p>This past Wednesday night (June 17th) nine people, including the pastor, were ruthlessly gunned down at the historic Emanuel …

Race & Ethnicity

Buddhists at the White House

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi<p>Last week, on May 14th, I was privileged to be part of a group of Buddhist monastics, teachers, and leaders who converged on …

The White House

White House hosts US Buddhist leaders - Lion's Roar

Photo by drpavlov.<p>On Thursday, May 14 — coinciding with Vesak, the celebration of the Buddha’s birth, death, and enlightenment — Buddhist leaders …

Suffering Too Insignificant for the Majority to See - Lion's Roar

In this groundbreaking talk to participants at the first-ever African-American Buddhist retreat, Alice Walker describes the great toll, both personal …

Spirituality

Personality | Breaking through Buddhism

Home > Personality<p>Breaking through Buddhism<p>Text and photos by Hilary Cadigan, Chiang Mai News, Vol. 23 No. 8 August 2014<p><b>Chiangmai, Thailand</b> -- …

Hinduism

Media-savvy monks in Cambodia | Southeast Asia Globe Magazine

<b>“A bundle of sticks can’t be broken,” according to an old Cambodian proverb. It is a philosophy that underpins a network of media-savvy monks who</b> …

Asia

Seeing true nature: Buddhism and the environment

Today you’d be hard pushed to find a corner of the biosphere that is unaltered by human hands. In some places, nature has been rendered almost …

Buddhism

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Urges Buddhists to Cease Violence Against Muslims

July 6, 2014 by dannyfisher<p>Today, on his 79th birthday, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama — bless his good heart — devoted some time to speaking out …

Peacemakers Beyond Borders

For twenty years the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding has been active around the world helping people in areas of ethnic, religious and political …

Sri Lanka

LOTUS IN A SEA OF FIRE: Peacemaking, Christ, and the Path of the Bodhisattva

<b>Feb 28, 2014 — Mar 02, 2014</b><p><b>Instructor(s)</b>: Father John Dear; Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD<p>In our imperiled world, the call of peace and compassion becomes …

New Mexico

The Earth as Witness: International Dharma Teachers’ Statement on Climate Change

Today humanity faces an unprecedented crisis of almost unimaginable magnitude. Escalating climate change is altering the global environment so …

5 Big Problems With Compassion-Baiting

Unfortunately, we spiritual-progressive types, including but not limited to dharma heads, seem to be particularly prone to something I call …

Tara Brach: Radical Acceptance and Spiritual Activism

<i>I was hoping to be in touch with Tara about the possibility of writing a brief blog post for Turning Wheel Media on the relationship between radical</i> …

Meditation

Engaged Buddhist News: Addressing Buddhist/Muslim Relations in Myanmar

Bro. Tan, Bro. Ananda Fong and Datin Seri Mah chatting with Myanmar-Muslim delegates. (Photo from http://www.tbcm.org)<p>My friend Hozan Alan Senauke …

liberatedlifeproject.com

[Unedited] Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman with Krista Tippett

This unedited conversation with Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg comes from the produced show "Embracing Our Enemies and Our Suffering." Two …

Joan Halifax

Clear View Blog

Posted on September 3, 2017 by<p>The comments below were catalyzed by an ongoing exchange of ideas on the Buddhist Peace Fellowship website. I encourage …

The Heart of Mindfulness: A Response to the New York Times

Mindfulness is attracting a large U.S. following. A recent <i>New York Times</i> article, “Mindfulness: Getting its Share of Attention,” details how techies, …

Mindfulness

Can religion be a force for transformation?

As a young girl growing up in a rural village near Chiang Mai, Thailand, in the 1960s, Ouyporn Khuankaew lived in fear of her father 's physical and …

Sri Lanka

the sacred and profane of death and dying

Katy Butler is a daughter, a writer, a life partner, a Buddhist. Mostly, Katy Butler is a daughter of whom more was asked by the medical system than …

liberatedlifeproject.com

The Greatest Wealth is Contentment: A Buddhist Perspective on Poverty

According to this myth, poverty is a root cause of theft, violence, falsehood, etc. The Buddhist solution has nothing to do with accepting our (or …

Meditation, Ancient Civilizations, and Seeing Ourselves

Africans were meditating more than 10,000 years ago. The purpose was to see how to live their lives in the same way Buddhist practitioners are called …

Ten Guiding Principles for Socially Engaged Buddhism

I think it’s time to bring out this piece, developed by my friends Diana Winston and Donald Rothberg. It seems like there are a number of people in …

How Right Speech Goes Wrong in Social Activism

When groups of folks discuss social and political issues, right speech is like a black squirrel standing tall amongst a sea of grey ones. So much of …

Dispatch from the Front Lines: Resisting Keystone XL and Tar Sands

<b>BPFer Stephanie Thomas tells us what it’s like to get arrested for the first time in Houston while resisting the Keystone XL Pipeline</b><p>On September …