Special Issues

Our special issues report on unique themes and trends in the Buddhist world. Featuring insightful contributions from our regular and guest writers, each issue showcases eight articles covering an aspect of our broader subject.

Below you can find the articles for the special issues from the current and previous issues, themed:

Special Issue 2017 - Planetary Healing: Buddhism and World Ecology
Special Issue 2016 - Tradition and Innovation: Chinese Buddhism Beyond Asia
Special Issue 2015 - Buddhist Frontiers: At the Edges of the Buddhist World

 

 Special Issue 2017 - Planetary Healing: Buddhism and World Ecology

Environmental issues are the most significant and pressing matters for our present and future generations. Over the past few years the Buddhistdoor Global team has covered the extensive involvement of Buddhist leaders and communities in ecological causes. In this issue we draw from the ideas, experience, and research of diverse contributors, bringing a Buddhist perspective to enironmental issues like the animal trade, pollution and waste, and sustainable living. Read more..

A Call for Meditation in Action on Climate Change
A perspective that focuses on interconnectedness, or dependent origination, and the oneness of life and its environment
Uploaded 6 Nov 2017
A Call for Meditation in Action on Climate Change
Addressing animal poaching and trafficking in South Africa
Uploaded 31 Mar 2017
 Special Issue 2016 - Tradition and Innovation: Chinese Buddhism Beyond Asia

This special issue discusses how Chinese Buddhism, one of the oldest and most influential East Asian expressions of the universal Dharma, has found a home in countries such as Australia, Canada, and the UK. Featuring contributions from Western-born Chinese Buddhists, Chinese-born residents of Western countries, and venerable nuns, the issue brings an East-West dialogue through Chinese Buddhist eyes to the forefront. Read more...

A Call for Meditation in Action on Climate Change
How to bring Chinese Buddhism and culture to local Vancouverites
Uploaded 29 Dec 2016
Inner and Outer Landscape – Andrea Traber’s Painting Path
Why Pure Land is an ideal school of Buddhism to be shared with Western cultures
Uploaded 28 Dec 2016
A Call for Meditation in Action on Climate Change
Establishing the Po Lam nunnery in Chilliwack
Uploaded 29 Dec 2016
Inner and Outer Landscape – Andrea Traber’s Painting Path
The story of the founder of Dharma Drum Mountain
Uploaded 29 Dec 2016
A Call for Meditation in Action on Climate Change
Eric Johns discusses how to propagate the Chan tradition in Britain
Uploaded 29 Dec 2016
Inner and Outer Landscape – Andrea Traber’s Painting Path
Translating Pure Land Buddhism into an Anglo-Australian setting
Uploaded 29 Dec 2016
A Call for Meditation in Action on Climate Change
Humanistic Buddhism comes to Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania, and many other countries
Uploaded 29 Dec 2016
 Special Issue 2015 - Buddhist Frontiers: At the Edges of the Buddhist World
What are some of the pioneering Buddhist projects and groups around the world? This special issue showcases Dharma communities in far-flung areas of the Buddhist world, from Finland to Russia to Uganda. We explore the individuals and societies playing important roles in supporting the resurgence and propagation of Buddhist teachings in locales where one might not always expect a Buddhist presence. Yet here they are, and this special issue is dedicated to their stories. Read more...
A Call for Meditation in Action on Climate Change
Hasta Colman recalls her childhood adventures growing up in a Buddhist community in Nova Scotia, and the teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Uploaded 21 Dec 2015
Inner and Outer Landscape – Andrea Traber’s Painting Path
Sean Mós talks to Ven. Uganda Buddharakkitha, who has founded the Uganda Buddhist Centre and the Peace School in central Uganda and may be changing the religious landscape of the country
Uploaded 21 Dec 2015
A Call for Meditation in Action on Climate Change
The Shakya clan, to which the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, belonged, has a long history. Today, the Shakya people live mainly in Nepal and around Sankisa in Uttar Pradesh, northern India.
Uploaded 21 Dec 2015
Inner and Outer Landscape – Andrea Traber’s Painting Path
The Siikainen Stupa, named after its location in the Siikainen Municipality, in the Satakunta region of western Finland, is the northernmost stupa in the world. This is the story of its construction.
Uploaded 21 Dec 2015
A Call for Meditation in Action on Climate Change
Brazil's Zu Lai Temple is the first branch of Fo Guang Shan Monastery in South America, and is acknowledged as the largest Buddhist temple on the continent
Uploaded 21 Dec 2015
Inner and Outer Landscape – Andrea Traber’s Painting Path
Celtic Buddhism, a little-known permutation of the Buddhist tradition, was founded in Vermont in the late 1980s. We talk to the founder, Ven Seonaidh Perks, to find out more about this unique Buddhist lineage
Uploaded 21 Dec 2015
A Call for Meditation in Action on Climate Change
Tara Frances takes us to the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre, a Theravada Buddhist retreat center that is at the forefront of Buddhist evolution in Australia
Uploaded 21 Dec 2015
Inner and Outer Landscape – Andrea Traber’s Painting Path
Raymond Lam travels to the windswept steppes of Kalmykia to explore the history of a genuine frontier of Eurasian Buddhism
Uploaded 21 Dec 2015
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