Horizons of Sharing: Ayya Soma and Buddhist Insights in Italy

Ayya Soma and Bhante Suddhaso in Cisternino. Image courtesy of Ayya Soma Ayya Soma is a Theravada Buddhist bhikkhuni and co-founder of the non-profit Buddhist Insights. Recently, she, fellow co-founder Bhante Suddhaso, and members of her organization arrived in Italy to share the richness of the Theravada life, aspects of which would be commonplace in Southeast Asia. […]

Christian Zen: Unlikely and Unorthodox, or Universal?

I recently received unfortunate news. A Buddhist-Christian interfaith event organized by the International Centre for Teresian-Sanjuanist Studies (CITeS), The University of Mysticism in Ávila‎, has been cancelled. The event was supposed to take place in July 2020, before the pandemic forced the conference to be held on July 2021. After the recent surge in cases […]