Category: Buddhism

The Deliciousness of Truth

Black and Buddhist: In the face of white supremacy, Buddhism reteaches us how to relate to truth and to one another. By Pamela Ayo Yetunde

A Full-Bodied Dharma

Black and Buddhist: Contributors to this volume take refuge in embodied practice and in vibrant community. By Judith Simmer-Brown

Freedom Doesn’t Happen in a Day

Four voices celebrate the publication of Black and Buddhist: What Buddhism Can Teach Us about Race, Resilience, Transformation, and Freedom. Buddhism offers practical tools to work through intergenerational trauma. By Cheryl A. Giles

The Man in the Tree

A psychiatric chaplain dwells in the silences that follow difficult questions, responding to Chris Berlin’s “A Jewel in the Lotus.” By Duncan Gasson-Gardner

Doing by Not-Knowing

A hospital chaplain reflects on the wonder and intimacy of not-knowing, responding to Chris Berlin’s “A Jewel in the Lotus.” By Jill R. Gaulding

Can a Buddhist Monk Become a Chaplain?

A Buddhist monastic reflects on his chaplaincy training through the lens of Theravada Buddhism, responding to Chris Berlin’s “A Jewel in the Lotus.” By Bhante Kusala

A Jewel in the Lotus

The Buddha’s life, teachings, and response to human suffering inform practices of spiritual care in the hospital, and also in the classroom. By Chris Berlin

Buddhist Ethics

A selected reading list from Charles Hallisey’s course on Buddhist Ethics.

No Rescue

A crash that causes the death of a bicyclist haunts the driver for years and leads her to study Buddhism. By Shane Snowdon

The Many Lives of Insight

Tracing the spread of insight meditation from Burma to the United States reveals how relationships between the secular and spiritual are reconfigured. By Erik Braun

The Death of The Buddha’s Mother

The lore around Maya, who died soon after giving birth to the Buddha, illuminates the untold, uncounted stories of women who die in childbirth today. By Kim Gutschow

Giving the Ghost a Voice

Buddhist practice has enabled this Filipino/Asian American to grapple with painful experiences around race that include feeling unseen and silenced. By Bryan Mendiola

Mistaking a Stick for a Snake

The Buddha’s teachings about distortions of perception anticipated current research on “inherent bias.” By Bonnie Duran

‘Woman Hold My Hand’

Tara (the female Buddha), Sweet Honey and the Rock, and womanist theologians offer fiercely loving examples of what it means to be free and to free others. By Rod Owens

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