Gene Smith’s Mission (BuddhaDharma)

Vol. 1, No. 1 2002 Lawrence Pintak profiles Gene Smith, the man from Ogden, Utah who single-handedly spearheaded the preservation of thousands of Tibetan texts after the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1959. Smith’s mission continues. He has spent his life wrapped in the dharma. For the past 40 years, Gene Smith has lived, breathed […]

The Terror Koan: American Buddhists contemplate violence (Beliefnet.com)

Sept. 2001 The image is seared into our collective consciousness: Buddhist monks setting  themselves on fire to protest the war in Vietnam. But as they counsel the nation not to act out of a desire for revenge, many  leading Buddhist teachers are reluctantly conceding that even a religion devoted  to peace recognizes that there are […]

Balancing Business With Buddha: More and more executives and entrepreneurs are bringing the dharma to the art of the deal (Beliefnet.com)

June 2001 The wise and moral man Shines like a fire on a hilltop Who does  not hurt the flower. Such a man makes his pile As an anthill,  gradually Grown wealthy, he thus And firmly binds his friends To  himself. –Singaalovaada Sutra “Buddhist principles can help cut inventory and reduce supply chain costs.” That […]

The Dharma Scribe (Beliefnet.com)

A former physician and monk from Australia named Nick Ribush could be the reason you’re reading this story. You have probably never heard his name, but if you’ve ever picked up a book  about Buddhism, Nick Ribush has had an impact on your life. These days, chains like Barnes & Noble have entire aisles devoted […]

‘A Strong Voice Coming Up’: A young (and rare) woman lama talks about fear, American dharma, and the importance of ‘ripping your heart out’ (Beliefnet.com)

October 2000 Venerable Khandro Rinpoche is part of a new generation of Western-educated,  English-speaking Tibetan teachers reared in exile. She is also a rarity in the  male-dominated world of Tibetan Buddhism: a highly revered female teacher. Tibetans recognize Khandro Rinpoche, 33, as a manifestation of the  female Buddha Tara. The daughter of H.E. Mindrolling Rinpoche, […]

Tibet’s Suffering: Visiting lama survived 20 years in Chinese jail

Worcester Magazine (Jan. 2000) The flight into exile of one of Tibet’s most revered religious leaders this month once more highlights the continuing suffering of the Tibetan people under China’s 50-year occupation. The Karmapa, head of one of the main branches of Tibetan Buddhism, arrived in India on Jan. 5, after a seven-day trek across […]