Category: Buddhism

Ira Maruki (1901-1995) and Toshi Maruki (1912-2000)

The Maruki Gallery is a small art gallery outside of Tokyo. Iri and Toshi Maruki were a married couple, both artists. The grounds of the gallery include both their home and an exhibition of their work. The major exhibit is a collection of fifteen wall-sized paintings on folding screens of the experiences of those in… Read more »


“The soldiers have guns.  The people have only mouths” I’d been teaching about nonviolent symbolic actions in Burma using stories from the Bible.  At the break one woman told me about a man walking around the city with a fancy silk shirt over a tattered and dirty longyi, the long skirt-like garment Burmese men and… Read more »

WAYNE TEASDALE (1945-2004)

Wayne Teasdale’s spiritual career began as a Trappist monk at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Massachusetts. After 10 years under the direction of Abott Thomas Keating, founder of the centering prayer movement, Teasdale received an invitation that changed the direction of his spiritual journey. He was invited to study in India at the Benedictine ashram of… Read more »

Sulak Sivaraksa (b. 1933)

Sulak Sivaraksa is a Thai Buddhist social activist who has founded a number of organizations focusing on interfaith work to promote global change.

Ouyporn Khuankaew (b. 1963)

Ouyporn Khankaew is a Thai feminist trainer who works to help women, LGBT individuals, and people living with HIV, incorporating Buddhism into her work.