After the Election: Buddhist Wisdom for Hope and Healing
November 21, 2016 / By Stephen at Parallax
The day after the U.S. presidential election, Lion’s Roar magazine invited America’s leading Buddhist teachers “to offer their comments, advice, and teachings to address how so many of us were feeling.” At Parallax Press, we find these reflections to be helpful in the confusing aftermath and the myriad emotions we’re experiencing, individually and within our communities.
Larry Yang, a core teacher of East Bay Meditation Center, reminds us:
We can be inspired to change the world because we love it so dearly, because it reveals its precious value each and every moment, because we hold it with such wondrous awe in its resiliency, creativity, and courage. And with our hearts open as wide as they can be, we cannot do anything else but alleviate suffering in the world and pursue further freedom for as many beings as possible.
Read more thoughts and post-election commentary in “After the Election: Buddhist Wisdom for Hope and Healing,” featuring Pema Chödrön, Sharon Salzberg, Rev. angel Kyodo williams, Susan Piver, Jack Kornfield, and more. Lion’s Roar is sharing this special collection in the hope that it helps people work with their emotions, and rise to the challenges we face going forward.
This digital publication is available free at http://bit.ly/2f1EW81.
Update: Lion’s Roar ran a commentary in response to their article mentioned above. For an additional perspective, we offer it here: “Commentary: Why this gay Buddhist teacher is dubious about Buddhist refuge in the Trump era.”