Roshi Joan Halifax is a National Geographic Traveler of the Year

The well-known American Roshi (Zen teacher) Joan Halifax is featured on the National Geographic Traveler website currently. For those who don't know about Roshi Joan already, heave a look at her wiki page or the Upaya Institute and Zen Center, which she founded and currently leads.via National Geographic Traveler: THE HEALERIn 1981, when Joan Halifax trekked high in the Everest region of Nepal, she saw a lethally low level of healthcare. Within years of that visit, the socially engaged … [Read more...]

Three great Buddhist projects deserving your support

"The practice of giving is universally recognized as one of the most basic human virtues, a quality that testifies to the depth of one's humanity and one's capacity for self-transcendence," writes Bhikkhu Bodhi in his essay introducing a Wheel publication devoted to generosity in Buddhist practice.There are countless ways you can practice generosity each day, from simply giving some time to a friend or stranger in need, giving comfort, giving consolation, giving respect and recognition, … [Read more...]