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Buddhism in America

Mindfulness: Stealth Buddhist Strategy for Mainstreaming Meditation?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Mindfulness has become mainstream. Hospitals and prisons offer "Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction," public schools teach students to put their "MindU...

Joshu Sasaki And The Challenge Of Scandals In The Zen Community

Adam Tebbe | Posted 04.18.2013 | Religion
Adam Tebbe

I know that many Zen practitioners would like to see this coverage go away. This whole thing appears to reflect undesirably on the Zen tradition. But this isn't exactly a story that lends itself well to backslapping.

Jaweed Kaleem

Buddhism's Race Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion

This article is a part of Faith Shift, a Huffington Post series on how changes in demographics, culture, politics and theology are transforming religi...

PHOTOS: Most And Least Buddhist Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 11.10.2012 | Religion

Click through the slideshow to see most and least Buddhist cities in America: A study measuring religious bodies in the United States called th...

Is Meditation Buddhism Booming Or Fading?

Lewis Richmond | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

The biggest question in Buddhism's long term future will be how much a new generation of practitioners, teachers and scholars come forward to carry on the work.

Advancing Religious Pluralism: A Pew Study Breaks New Ground

Khyati Y. Joshi | Posted 09.18.2012 | Religion
Khyati Y. Joshi

In a national survey providing one of the first detailed glimpses into how Hinduism is practiced in the United States, the Pew Research Center offers new data that illuminate the complexity and richness of our pluralistic democracy.

Western Buddhism: The 50 Year Lessons

Lewis Richmond | Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

It's been about 50 years since the bulk of the Asian meditation masters arrived here. Many of us have spent our whole adult lives trying to practice and absorb what they taught us. S

America The Mystical: Oh Beautiful For Spacious Minds

Philip Goldberg | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

The fastest growing category of American religion, particularly among young adults, is "spiritual but not religious." That the land of the free gave birth to such a designation makes perfect sense.

Karmic Relief For A Post-Hell World

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.17.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

Anecdotal evidence suggests that karma has become a ubiquitous shorthand for reap-what-you-sow justice. The term crops up increasingly in song lyrics, sitcoms, news and casual conversation.

Knowing Your Neighbor Is A Powerful Force For Religious Civility

David Briggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Briggs

America's ability to foster and create webs of interlocking personal relationships among people of many different faiths is the key to solving the puzzle of religious pluralism.