My Trip to Washington, D.C., for the Historic First Dharmic Religious Leaders Conference at the White House

Read all about it (and see quite a few pictures) at my official website. It's all highly relevant to our purposes here. … [Read more...]

INTERVIEW: Alex Co, Team Leader of the Documentary Film Daughters of Dolma

Alex Co is an undergraduate at the University of St. Andrews in the United Kingdom, where he studies Social Anthropology and Psychology. Along with five other friends, Alex is producing a feature-length documentary film about Tibetan Buddhist nuns entitled, Daughters of Dolma: The Spiritual Journey of Tibetan Buddhist Nuns in Nepal. The film tells the story of three generations of nuns living in two nunneries in modern-day Nepal.Speaking about the film, Alex says, "We took our bags and … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Dr. Michaela Haas, Media Consultant and Board Member for Lotus Outreach

Dr. Michaela Haas

Dr. Michaela Haas is an international reporter, lecturer and consultant. In addition, she is the media consultant for and a board member of Lotus Outreach -- the secular humanitarian organization founded by Buddhist teacher Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche and dedicated to "ensuring the education, health and safety of at-risk and exploited women and children in the developing world."Dr. Haas is also currently a lecturer and research scholar in the Religious Studies department at the University of … [Read more...]

Help Keep Voice of America On the Air in Tibet!

Please check out my latest news post for Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly Online. In it, I talk about (and link to) a petition is currently hosting, which asks President Obama to prevent the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), “a US Federal agency which operates the Voice of America (VOA),” from ceasing VOA’s broadcasts to Tibet. With China's crackdown on both Tibetan activism and outside media scrutiny increasing all the time, such broadcasts are crucial for Tibetans. Ten … [Read more...]

Please Check Out My Brand New Interview with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi at Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly Online

Please check out my brand new interview with Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi -- the well-known and prodigious translator of Pali Buddhist texts into English, and founder of Buddhist Global Relief, the visionary, Buddhist-inspired humanitarian organization that contributes to relief and justice efforts worldwide -- over at Buddhadharma: The Practitioner's Quarterly Online. In it, we discuss BGR's efforts in honor of this year's International Women's Day. Please do take a look -- these are very important ma … [Read more...]

I Can’t Say It Better than Bill Moyers…

...So I'm not even going to try. Here he is: … [Read more...]

Can You Help Janet Liang?

Please come to the bone marrow drive at the Dharma Seal Temple in Rosemead, CA, next Sunday, February 26th. It's an incredibly important cause, as the fliers below indicate.On this subject, see also a past post at my personal website, "Buddhists Represent for Mixed Marrow". … [Read more...]

Come See Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo Speak On “Buddhist Women and Social Justice” at University of the West on March 1st!

My home institution, University of the West, will be hosting the great Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo on campus for a lecture on the subject of "Buddhist Women and Social Justice." The event, which is free, will be held on March 1st, from 5:30 – 7:00pm in the Exhibition Hall at University of the West, 1409 N. Walnut Grove Ave., Rosemead, CA, 91770. A PDF flyer is below.For the uninitiated, the Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo is an American nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition; Associate Professor of Th … [Read more...]