Exploring the intersection of Buddhist practice and the urgency of Black Lives Matter

Taradical Compassion About Offerings Meditations Exploring the intersection of Buddhist practice and the urgency of Black Lives Matter This was originally published on Instagram in 2020 during the Black Lives Matter protests that resulted from the murder of George Floyd. This is a Buddhist account, but as a Buddhist account it feels wrong to not […]

Lodro Denpa to Geshe Loden: Compassion in action

Lodro Denpa and a Tibetan yak

One such story of Geshe Loden’s compassion that has always stuck with me is from his biography. Contained at the end of his prayer book, Prayers for the Path of Indivisible Great Bliss and Emptiness, it is the story of his younger self rescuing the yak.

Why being vegetarian is not enough as a Buddhist practitioner

Egg-laying hen with her baby chick in front of Tibetan Buddhist temple or stupa

It is known that we should use this precious life to practise the profound and holy mahayana dharma. Mahayana, as in great vehicle, signifies working for the benefit of all living beings, wishing for their swift attainment of enlightenment.

If we wish for their happiness and freedom from suffering, why is it that of a realm we can perceive we cause unnecessary cruelty, suffering, and violence towards animals?