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The hands with which we build

In an article published in the 2022 edition of religion, Buddhist architect Dennis Alan Winters looks back on that time 38 years ago when the Dalai Lama asked him a difficult question. This is a question we should all ask…

Young Voices: Breaking expectations

Young Voices is a special project by Buddhistdoor Global bringing together insightful essays written by high school students in the United States who have taken courses based on experiential learning rooted in Buddhist teaching. Inspired…

Revitalizing Japantown | @theU

This story originally appeared in University of Utah Journal. There's a street in downtown Salt Lake City that serves as an urban archive with generations of stories written in brick and concrete. Near the Salt Palace Convention Center…

A journey beyond a destination

A senior Indian Revenue Service officer, Deepankar Aron was posted to Hong Kong as consul in 2012. It was by chance that he noticed a 35-meter tall Tian Tan Buddha statue right next to the Hong Kong airport that put it"In the…

How to manage the return to the office

Gossip, talkers, and nosy colleagues are all manageable with the right mindset.Illustrations by Albert TerceroAfter two years of working from home during the pandemic and numerous false starts, employees are officially returning to work as…

Dalai Lama quotes on life and love

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A Zen priest in Ukraine

I would like to ask for metta where to sit for our tree sangha priest, Kaidō Washin, in Odessa, Ukraine. He continues to care for members of his local sangha under very difficult conditions.…

People talk about –

- the explosion that took place in Karachi claimed the lives of more than a dozen people because decades of haphazard growth and disregard for civic codes created death traps across this vast, cluttered city. People say this disaster…

On nature and human nature

Being able to identify the evil within is one thing, but what can we do when we see the evil outside of ourselves? Normally we should be supporting the victims, which is really important. But how do we do it? Sometimes we just follow our…