Tonight: A Zoom Conversation with Matthieu Ricard!

Tonight on 19 July at 19:00, our sister platform, Buddhistdoor en Español (BDE), will be co-hosting with Padmapani Publications a conversation with acclaimed monk and author Matthieu Ricard about his new book: Enlightened Vagabond: The Life and Teachings of Patrul Rinpoche. The program is hosted in Spanish (Vagabundo iluminado: La vida y enseñanzas de Patrul Rinpoche), but Matthieu […]

What the “Buddhist Poker Player” can teach us about Buddhist Ethics

Buddhist ethics can be a difficult topic to study or discuss in the contemporary age. Ethics as a category of peoples’ lives has come to seem too prescriptive, too authoritarian, too distant. The communal and developmental ideals embodied in traditional systems of thought, from Buddhist to Aristotelian to Christian, have been largely set aside by […]

Moral laziness, vegetarianism, and government intervention

This month Thomas Wells, a philosophy professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, offered a plea for more active government intervention in our lives. He couches his request in the language of ethics: particularly his own moral laziness. He writes: Some years ago, for instance, I worked through the arguments around animal rights and decided […]