Buddhist leaders from various organizations, including Los Angeles Higashi Honganji, announced a national event as a response to anti-Asian attacks and religious bigotry: Continue reading “Buddhists call for national response to Anti-Asian attacks and religious bigotry”
By Rev. Ken Yamada
Travel across country in an RV and “spread the nembutsu,” pandemic be damned? Continue reading “Roadtrip: Nembutsu Across America (Part I)”
By Rev. Steven Toyoshima
I bid farewell
To the faces of my sleeping children
As I am taken prisoner
Into the cold night rain.
-Otokichi Ozaki, Honouliuli internee
I first noticed what the Muslim prayer hall and our Buddhist temple had in common: no sign.
Professor Duncan Ryuken Williams’ recently published book American Sutra has been attracting much attention for its description of Buddhism in World War II internment camps. We asked Professor Williams more about his book, its origins and its message for today’s world. Continue reading “Interview: Prof. Duncan Ryuken Williams”