I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Lama Sangak Yeshe Tsomo, one of the only women empowered as a lama in the Namchak lineage. She was open about her […]
I wrote my May Buddhistdoor column on the transitions between monastic and lay life for Buddhist women, and the balancing act between wanting a family and wanting a life of […]
Two remarkable women from different Buddhist traditions talk about their practices & lives.
A profile of Tibetan Buddhist teacher and professor at Naropa University, Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown.
I’m now a monthly columnist with BuddhistDoor Global, a Buddhist magazine from Hong Kong. My column focuses on women, from nuns to lay teachers, from issues of ordination and sexuality […]
Oregon is getting inundated with rain, snow, and frost, and I’m huddled inside, drinking way too much coffee and working on a few long-term projects. 2015 turned out to be […]
An increase in the world temperature by two degrees Celsius will cause “horrific consequences,” she writes, “but after that . . . we enter a serious tipping point of three […]
My newest book review for Buddhist Door discusses the political and religious roles of women in Tibetan Buddhism – and how women are encouraging and forcing change against a religious […]
What’s the connection between the physical brain, the stressed and spinning mind, and emotional peace? Maybe more than we think. A dual review of two new books investigating neuroscience, psychology, […]
How does an ancient Indian sage relate to the bombing of Pearl Harbor? History took a long and winding road from the ancient Zen teacher Bodhidharma to the Japanese Imperial […]