Our ability to forgive allows us to meet suffering—our suffering as well as the suffering of others—with a kind heart.
The Cambodian monk Maha Ghosananda was a world-famous humanitarian; he was also quite the character. Two years after Maha Ghosananda’s death, Andrew Cooper reflects on a friendship that was sometimes dizzying but always dear.
Beloved Cambodian Buddhist teacher Maha Ghosananda [1929–2007], Supreme Buddhist Patriarch of Cambodia, passed away on March 12 in Northampton, Massachusetts. In the late 1970s, he ministered to refugees fleeing the genocidal Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge regime. He became a prominent peace activist on the world stage, and was a revered meditation teacher. Jack […]