A Buddhist’s Reaction to Climate Change

A Buddhist’s Reaction to Climate Change

By Ven. Thubten Jampa While the US was experiencing a difficult and divisive presidential campaign, marked by turmoil and confusion, major changes were happening, and are still happening, in the Arctic, Tibet, the jungles of Borneo, the Gulf of Mexico and other...
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...
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...
Community Outreach

Community Outreach

by Venerable Thubten Chonyi The Spokane Interfaith Council, along with OutSpokane, invited the Abbey to take part in an interfaith worship service during the city’s 25th annual LGBTQ+ PRIDE Week. The organizers wanted to be as inclusive of all faith traditions...
Dedicating the McNeil Island Practice Pagoda

Dedicating the McNeil Island Practice Pagoda

by Venerable Thubten Chonyi Despite prison bureaucracy and all the other obstacles that can arise, the Buddhist group at McNeill Island Special Commitment Center successfully petitioned for, acquired, and constructed a “pagoda”—a six-sided, half-walled...