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 a series of 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 2018 - Women of Buddhism
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
To support women on the Buddhist path and to inspire others to open their hearts and minds to their voices, we attribute our special issue for 2018 to the Women of Buddhism. We have asked women from various Buddhist traditions, of different ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds to share their own stories from their own perspective. Women of Buddhism is about their journey, their struggle, and their insights, told in their own voices. Read more...
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..
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...