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Unattached Involvement: Expressing Socially Engaged Buddhism

Unattached Involvement: Expressing Socially Engaged Buddhism

The demonstrations in Hong Kong continue to drag on. Not long after they started...

Columnists

Searching for Meaning in Tibetan Wrathful Imagery

Searching for Meaning in Tibetan Wrathful Imagery

Tibetan Vajrayana imagery, for the most part, illustrates fantastical literary t...

Columnists

My Father Received by Amitabha Buddha

My Father Received by Amitabha Buddha

My Dad was Skeptical about Buddhism   My dad passed away in April 2012 at the ...

Arts & Culture

Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science

Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science

Christopher Beckwith robustly argues in Warriors of the Cloisters that modern sc...

People and Personalities

Celebrity Spotlight: From Aspiring Ballerina to Bond Girl, Michelle Yeoh

Celebrity Spotlight: From Aspiring Ballerina to Bond Girl, Michelle Yeoh

From aspiring ballerina to beauty queen to delivering blockbusters on screen—Mic...

Mahayana

Printed Prayers: Japan’s First Woodblock-printed Buddhas

Printed Prayers: Japan’s First Woodblock-printed Buddhas

In the main hall of an elegant Pure Land Buddhist temple called Joruri-ji near t...

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The Norbulingka Institute: The Safekeeping of Tradition

The Norbulingka Institute: The Safekeeping of Tradition

Traditions handed down carefully from generation to generation connect people wi...

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Eco-Dharma and the Eight Worldly Winds

Eco-Dharma and the Eight Worldly Winds

A massive and historical mobilization of communities on behalf of the environmen...

Mahayana

Medieval Artifacts, Modern Angst: Venerable Dae Bong on Korean Seon

Medieval Artifacts, Modern Angst: Venerable Dae Bong on Korean Seon

On 18 August, a team of researchers in Seoul thrilled the archeological communit...

Practice / Daily Life

“Giving Back”—What is that Anyway?

“Giving Back”—What is that Anyway?

“Here, take it!” I am looking at the arm of my elderly father, outst...

General Buddhism

The Online Neighborhood: Exploring Buddhism and Social Media

The Online Neighborhood: Exploring Buddhism and Social Media

Like. Share. Retweet. Pin it. Social media has infiltrated the lives of just a...

Commentary

Death, Immortality, and the Question of Suffering

Death, Immortality, and the Question of Suffering

The world of dew Is the world of dew And yet, and yet . . . — Issa (...

Mahayana

The Variety of Practice in Soto Zen Buddhism

The Variety of Practice in Soto Zen Buddhism

Dogen’s (1200–53) Soto Zen is known for its emphasis on shikantaza—“sitting only...

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Look for a Butterfly

Look for a Butterfly

Some years after my grandmother died, my mother went to see a psychic to “...

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Buddha-invocation: pristine Pure Land and Other Schools

Buddha-invocation: pristine Pure Land and Other Schools

Buddha-invocation (Ch. nianfo; J. nembutsu) in its various forms is the most com...

Theravada

"Buddhist Voices from the Land of Rivers": Moanoghar, Beacon of Hope

This is the third article in our series “Buddhist Voices from the Land of Rivers...