October 5, 2019

Becoming a Buddha: Lessons from Little Girls

STEPHANIE BALKWILL IN ONE WELL-KNOWN episode in the Lotus Sutra, we meet an unlikely candidate for buddhahood: the eight-year-old daughter of the dragon king. Our introduction to her comes through gossip. Discussing—behind her back—the girl’s rumored readiness […]
October 5, 2019

Here at the End of the World

JOAN SUTHERLAND, ROSHI & ART BY SOPHIE LECUYER THE UNITED NATIONS SAYS that a million species could go extinct in the coming decades. What will that look like coming across our news feed? Imagine that the […]
November 30, 2019

Buddhist Meal Time Prayer

Buddhism The following prayer, whose author is unknown, comes from the Buddhist tradition. Meal Time Prayer This food is the gift of the whole universe, Each morsel is a sacrifice of life, May I be […]
December 5, 2019

The Golden Yoke and the Blind Turtle

Right now we have obtained a human rebirth and have the opportunity to attain enlightenment through Dharma practice, so if we waste this precious opportunity in meaningless activities there is no greater loss and no […]