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Prisons and Buddhists: Healing Individual and Structural Injustice

Prisons and Buddhists: Healing Individual and Structural Injustice

Lewis Lancaster and his longtime friend Danny Tam are the dynamic duo of Buddhis...

Mahayana

The Hidden Meaning of “Sincere Mind”

The Hidden Meaning of “Sincere Mind”

The Importance of “Sincere Mind”“Sincere Mind” is the fi...

Meditation / Spirituality

Opening the Heart to Difficult People

Opening the Heart to Difficult People

Rick was a hardscrabble kid from Indiana who came to Zen Hospice Project’s...

Mahayana

Reuniting with Infinite Light: Master Huijing’s

Reuniting with Infinite Light: Master Huijing’s "What Kind of Buddha Is Amitabha?"

Fourteen years ago, José Cabezón argued brilliantly that “th...

Hong Kong

Scholars of Life: Three Friends Explore Buddhism

Scholars of Life: Three Friends Explore Buddhism

Those of us who have been fortunate enough to experience university know the lif...

Columnists

Photography and Practice

Photography and Practice

In photography, we are working with light. Simple light. That is if we are simpl...

Columnists

Healing the Teenager Within

Healing the Teenager Within

During the summer here at Plum Village we host a series of family retreats. For ...

Mahayana

Beopjeong Sunim’s Korean Way of Tea

Beopjeong Sunim’s Korean Way of Tea

When I was a nun at the Seon (Zen) temple Songgwangsa, I would often take a walk...

Theravada

The Kandy Dalada Perahera of Sri Lanka

The Kandy Dalada Perahera of Sri Lanka

The history of the Kandy Dalada Perahera, or “Tooth Relic Procession,&rdqu...

Meditation / Spirituality

Buddhist Explorations in Pastoral Care and Contemplative Counseling

Buddhist Explorations in Pastoral Care and Contemplative Counseling

The vision of Buddhism as a faith for the young and the living (rather than one ...

Theravada

"Reflections from the Land of Rivers": Taking the Plunge

In this series, I share my personal reflections on my journey to Bangladesh from...

Commentary

Fiction and Buddhism: Striving to be a “Serious Mindful” Reader

Fiction and Buddhism: Striving to be a “Serious Mindful” Reader

Why should a Buddhist invest emotionally in any fictional character? We are atta...

Mahayana

The Precept-bestowing Assembly at Eihei-ji

The Precept-bestowing Assembly at Eihei-ji

This is the first of a series of articles on Japanese Buddhism written by Gereon...

Columnists

Developing the Virtue of Faith

Developing the Virtue of Faith

The Faith Approach and the Wisdom Approach Pure Land Buddhism is a teaching of d...

People and Personalities

"Beyond All Differences": Interview with Tina Turner and the Beyond Music Quartet

Moving “beyond” religious, cultural, and social differences, the Beyond project ...

People and Personalities

Celebrity Spotlight: Richard Gere—A Movie Star and Buddhist Spokesperson

Celebrity Spotlight: Richard Gere—A Movie Star and Buddhist Spokesperson

Julia Roberts’s enigmatic smile is perhaps one of the best highlights of t...