Plum Village: Flowers in the Dark – Healing Trauma with Compassionate Mindfulness


Plum Village is please to announce the publication of “Flowers in the Dark” a book by Sr Dang Nghiem*, on healing trauma through compassionate mindfulness and body-based practices. Sr Dang Nghiem offers practical approaches to healing one of life’s most difficult and painful experiences. _____________________________ * Sr Dang Nghiem is a trauma survivor, a certified…

Paul Fleischman | Barre Center for Buddhist Studies: The Buddha Taught Nonviolence, Not Pacifism


Paul Fleischman is a psychiatrist and a Teacher of vipassanā meditation in the tradition of S.N. Goenka. He is the author, among other works, of Cultivating Inner Peace and Karma and Chaos. I In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, I have found myself musing about non­violence, its contributions, its limits, and its place in the…

Lion’s Roar | Buddhist Views on the Practice of Politics


RICHARD REOCH, PETER COYOTE, DAVID KACZYNSKI, JAN WILLIS, KEN JONES, HOZAN ALAN SENAUKE AND CHARLES G. LIEF Politics and Buddhism might seem antithetical, but in truth Buddhist practice is inherently political. From the July 2004 Lion’s Roar, Here are eight views on how to move society along the path to freedom from political suffering. A Buddhist Brawl | By Richard Reoch Richard Reoch is…

Tavivat Puntarigvivat | Berkley Center: Social Welfare and the Coronavirus Crisis: A Buddhist Perspective


Profile: This individual is not a direct affiliate of the Berkley Center. S/he has contributed to one or more of our events, publications, or projects. Please contact the individual at her/his home institution. Tavivat Puntarigvivat is a visiting professor of Thai studies at Pridi Banomyong International College, Thammasat University in Bangkok. Puntarigvivat has researched and…

Jamyang Norbu | Tricycle: The Buddha’s Discourse on Defending Democracy ~ Seven questions from the canon for testing the health of a nation


“MY PERSONAL AUDIANCE WITH HIS HOLINESS”   At a time when many democracies around the world are under threat, a discourse the Buddha gave before his great passing may provide inspiration for a response. I first came across a reference to this discourse, the Mahaparinibbana Sutta, in a copy of A. L. Basham’s The Wonder That Was…