So Now What?

So Now What?

by Kenneth Mondal  Okay. My worst nightmare has now come to pass. It appears that hatred, anger, bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia has been legitimized. We have just witnessed an election season where the Ten Non-Virtues of body, speech and mind are now politically the...
Ven. Chodron Receives Global Bhikkhuni Award

Ven. Chodron Receives Global Bhikkhuni Award

Venerable Thubten Chodron—Sravasti Abbey founder and abbess—has received the Global Bhikkhuni Award presented by the Chinese Buddhist Bhikkhuni* Association of Taiwan.  Nuns from 12 countries have received the award. Venerable Chodron joins Buddhist author and teacher...
The Future of Dharma in America

The Future of Dharma in America

A Conference of the Global Peace Initiative of Women by Ven. Tenzin Tsepal I was one of 30 practitioners from different contemplative communities across religious traditions that came together in October for an intensive 2-day conference on The Future of Dharma in...
eNews: November 2016

eNews: November 2016

Table of Contents High School Students Visit A New Community Member In the Local Community Traveling and Teaching The 22nd Annual Buddhist Monastic Gathering The New Car More News It’s definitely autumn now, with a beautiful spread of yellow, orange, and red...
Should Buddhists Vote?

Should Buddhists Vote?

by Ven. Thubten Chodron When the Buddha established the Sangha, the monastic community, each person ordained ten years or more was considered sufficiently informed about monastic lifestyle and precepts and was thus accorded a voice when the assembly met to decide...
Taming the Mind

Taming the Mind

by Maureen Lynch I’ve noticed some positive things this week that helped me to change negative thinking. One thing happened as I was driving home from work. I was going through a very pretty neighborhood with beautiful homes. I immediately felt jealous and sorry for...