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Transforming Negativity Through Fierce Feminine Wisdom

Women have a lot to be angry about. A history of inequality and violence in the Buddhist world and beyond persists to this day, and in some cases, …

Spirituality

The Brave Parrot: Being Small in a Big, Troubled World

<i>This story is from the Jataka tales, stories of the Buddha’s past lives.</i><p>♦<p>The Buddha was once a little gray parrot.<p>When lightning sets a tree ablaze …

Spirituality

New Accuser Claims Shambhala Head Cornered and Sexually Assaulted Her

Nearly two weeks after the release of a bombshell report alleging that Shambhala head Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche sexual assaulted members of his …

Spirituality

We’re Queer And We’ve Been Here

It’s no secret that many LGBTQ people have found refuge in the dharma, and it’s easy to see why. It helps us work with the wounds of homophobia, …

LGBTQI

Shambhala Head Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche Accused of Sexual Abuse in New Report

Update (7/9): Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has stepped aside from his teaching and administrative roles at Shambhala International amid an investigation …

Domestic Violence

The Secret Strength of Sadness

What are the experiences that the teachings of the Buddha are founded on? They are sadness, love, and openness. Although they appear to be quite …

Spirituality

More than This Body

Pain, by definition, kind of sucks. So <b>unpleasant emotions</b> like fear and anger often arise along with it, making for an especially demoralizing …

Mindfulness

Buddha Buzz Weekly: June 22, 2018

Nothing is permanent, so everything is precious. Here’s a selection of some happenings—fleeting or otherwise—in the Buddhist world this</b> …

Hinduism

Grateful for Nothing

My friend Donna had an interesting experience awhile ago—she compared it to winning the lottery. She was so touched by this experience that she …

Weather

Buddhist Leaders Condemn Child Separation at US-Mexico Border

United States border patrol agents have separated around 2,000 immigrant children from their parents in six weeks, the Department of Homeland …

Meditation

A Karmapa in Queens

Ogyen Trinley Dorje, one of two claimants to the title of the 17th Karmapa, presided over the ninth North American Kagyu Monlam on June 6–9 in New …

Old Age Is Not Guaranteed

On a Wednesday morning, sitting in my old blue Volvo in a parking lot after just getting a facial—my cheeks redolent with cream, all pores clean—I …

Sleeping in an Old Friend’s Room

<i>A few years ago I fell into the lovely habit of sitting on my fire escape every morning with a pot of black coffee and</i> <i></i><i>The Roaring Stream: A New Zen</i> …

How to Fight Hate (Without Your Fists)

In recent years, ethno-nationalist movements have had an apparent resurgence. We can see it at the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and in …

A Thangka Painter for the 21st Century

The arc of Pema Rinzin’s journey as an artist is apparent as soon as I enter the New York Tibetan Art Studio (NYTAS), his workspace and residence in …

Art

Investigating Beyond Mindfulness

Mindfulness is everywhere these days—even outside of Buddhist circles. And for good reason: mindfulness can often free people from their negative …

Mindfulness

Carving the Buddha—the Same Way—for 1,400 Years

To view a statue carved by the Būshi—a community of Japanese sculptors who create intricate wooden replicas of Buddhas and bodhisattvas—is to view a …

Buddha Buzz Weekly: June 2, 2018

Nothing is permanent, so everything is precious. Here’s a selection of some happenings—fleeting or otherwise—in the Buddhist world this week.<p><b>Karmapa</b> …

Six Lessons from Patrul Rinpoche

Phakchok Rinpoche recently discussed six lessons from Patrul Rinpoche, a 19th-century Tibetan teacher, on what we are actually missing in life. The …

Spirituality

5 Things That Might Surprise You about Meditation Retreats

The glory. The soothing waves of warm peach syrup flooding the folds of your brain. The sheer bliss of sitting still and letting ultimate peace …

Waking from a Crazy Dream

A few years ago I fell into the lovely habit of sitting on my fire escape every morning with a pot of black coffee <i>and</i> <i>The Roaring Stream: A New Zen</i> …

Living Lighter with Less

We all need to have roofs over our heads and enough food and comfort to stay in good health. And we should do whatever is necessary to come to the …

(En)lighten Up! Uncovering the Buddha’s Wit

Did the Buddha ever laugh? Some would say no, contrary to the popular “laughing Buddha” statues one can find in Chinese restaurants (which are not …

Meditation

Buddha Buzz Weekly: May 25, 2018

Nothing is permanent, so everything is precious. Here’s a selection of some happenings—fleeting or otherwise—in the Buddhist world this</b> …

The Joy of Letting Go: Spring Cleaning Inside and Out

Before entering the monastery I was never one to put energy into housekeeping. But I’ve learned that when I have time to clean, and especially when I …

Meditation

The Freedom of No Recipe

<i>Take up a blade of grass and construct a treasure king’s land; enter into a particle of dust and turn the great dharma wheel.</i> —Zen master …

What Wild Wild Country Missed

<i>Wild Wild Country</i> <br>Directed by Maclain Way and Chapman Way <br>Duplass Brothers Production, 2018 <br>USA, Six-part TV documentary series<p>All the strangers came …

Ten Minutes Alone in Thickets

A few years ago I fell into the lovely habit of sitting on my fire escape every morning with a pot of black coffee <i>and</i> <i>The Roaring Stream: A New Zen</i> …

Poetry

Escaping the Cycle of Binge and Purge

For a long time, I was sure I’d never recover from my eating disorder. I’d carried it with me for so long; as a little girl I began overeating as a …

How to Get Rid of Pests and Bugs the Buddhist Way

Good news and bad news. The bad news first: <i>No</i>, you do not have special dispensation from the Buddha to murder those obnoxious little rodent and …

Insects