Welcome! This website is a pedagogical tool designed to bring more diverse voices into our conversations about Buddhism and wellbeing. It is a resource and conversation-starter for teaching and research projects related to Buddhism, religious and medical pluralism, and the intersections between religion and healthcare. Explore our projects below…



JIVAKA GLOBAL

Examining the role that Buddhist institutions play in contributing to health and wellness practices across different national contexts.

By Pierce Salguero & Lan A. Li (Coming in late 2021)




PHILADELPHIA PROJECT

A multimedia ethnography and documentary film project exploring the role of Buddhist institutions, practices, and cultural orientations in the healthcare landscape of a diverse American city. (See trailer.)

By Pierce Salguero & Lan A. Li (2015–2020)



BUDDHISM & BREATH SUMMIT

Online event with 13 scholars and practitioners exploring how Buddhists work with the breath and/or bodily “winds.”

By Frances Garrett and Pierce Salguero (2021)



BUDDHISM IN PANDEMIC

Webinar and pedagogical resources related to global Buddhist responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

By Pierce Salguero, Brooke Schedneck, Jeff Wilson, & Daigengna Rosin Duoer (2020)