By Ray Buckner It’s an odd experience to find peace and belonging at an academic conference, but that was my experience at this year’s Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego, CA. Taking up questions of power, disability, transness, and race in American Buddhism, the AAR Annual Meeting existed as a … Continue reading Whose Gender Belongs in Buddhism?
During my first semester in community college, someone gave me the good advice that I should buy a dictionary. I was going to be doing a lot of reading, and it was good practice to write down words you didn’t understand and just look them up in the dictionary. Several decades later, an academic colleague … Continue reading On Buddhist Praxis
At first glance, the link between Buddhist practice and the academic study of Buddhism is a tenuous one. Sometimes I see them as estranged cousins—clearly in the same family, but not acknowledging each other at reunions. When they do gather in the same room, Buddhist practice is usually huddled at its own table, picking at … Continue reading Welcome to The Ten Thousand Things