Buddhism

  • Across Wisconsin, Recent Rises In Hate, Bias Incidents Spark Concern

    The reports came in at an alarming pace. A student at a middle school near Milwaukee drew a stick figure with a swastika on its face. The image held a gun pointed at another stick figure, which had the name of the student’s Jewish teacher on it. A voicemail left on the phone of a…

    Across Wisconsin, Recent Rises In Hate, Bias Incidents Spark Concern
  • How ‘Big Gods’ Made It Easier to Trust One Another

    For tens of thousands of years, humans lived in small bands of hunter-gatherers, sharing certain animistic beliefs. Then everything changed. In just a few thousand years, large groups of people started living together, and that’s when the “Big Gods” arrived. These were all-knowing, all-powerful gods who saw everything you did. The mystery is — why?…

    How ‘Big Gods’ Made It Easier to Trust One Another
  • Madison Area Entrepreneur Proposes Citywide Anti-Hate Registry

    In the weeks since Election Day, Donald Trump and his advisors have continued to send mixed signals about where the president-elect stands on requiring registries of Syrian immigrants and Muslim-Americans, a controversial idea the Republican both floated and backed away from at various points during the presidential campaign. But one thing that’s clear is that…

    Madison Area Entrepreneur Proposes Citywide Anti-Hate Registry
  • A Buddhist Monk’s 4-Year Quest For Awareness

    One morning in June 2011, residents of the Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya, India, awoke to find that celebrated the master of Buddhist meditation, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, had vanished. He appeared to have packed nothing, but did leave behind a short letter to his followers. It said that he would be traveling “with no plans or…

    A Buddhist Monk’s 4-Year Quest For Awareness