About Buddha Weekly Online Magazine


Buddha Weekly is a non-profit association dedicated to free Buddha Dharma education, and the important mission: Spread the Dharma!

We remain committed to preserving and "Spreading the Dharma"  around the world at no cost to our readers — with new content every week in online features, videos, podcasts, emailed "ezines, and books.

We also remain committed to making all of our content freely available — no subscription is needed to access our features, videos and podcasts — although supporting members and patrons may have "early access" to some features. We also have limited "advertising" features on both our website and our videos on Youtube to defray the extraordinary costs of production, music, stock, editing, and hosting.

Although English is the main published language, currently, we do provide translation services on the websites and subtitles on the videos. (Subject to availability of subtitle volunteers.)

Buddha Weekly is unaffiliated with any specific tradition, lineage, school, or sect — our volunteer writers and editors represent many different lineages and views. 

Launched in 2007

In 2007, we began as an online magazine covering the most important areas of Buddhist living and practice, with a special focus on teachers, meditation practices, and all of the traditions of Buddhism. Prior to 2007 we were a loosely gathered community of Dharma students from different traditions on Yahoo Groups. When Yahoo Groups began to wind down, we moved to a more "formal" archive magazine-format in 2007 on WordPress.

Now with over 1200 written features archived, and over 600 videos published and increasingly popular podcasts, Buddha Weekly continues to "Spread the Dharma!"

  • 1200 written features on BuddahWeekly.com
  • 5 Mantra Music Albums and 8 singles in distribution on most music streaming networks.
  • 600 Videos on Youtube, Vimeo and Patreon.
  • Occasional podcasts.

Our team

Buddha Weekly is proud of our growing team of writers, editors, video editors, musicians and photographers — over 30 currently — who contribute to the love of Dharma. They bring a diverse view of Buddhism, covering most schools and traditions.

To view our team's individual profiles, see>>




Spread the Dharma is both our mission as Buddha Weekly, and the name of our new podcast, available on most podcast directories, or at SpreadtheDharma.com>>

To view all our categories, visit our top menu. Some of our most popular categories are

We accept and publish features from various contributors. Our editor-in-chief is Lee Kane.

Contact Buddha Weekly

Since our volunteers work from various locations, it is best to contact our editors and writers through our contact form — with as much information as you can. We will contact you back.

Our Contact Us page>>

There is also a contact form at the bottom of this page. You can write to us via mail if you prefer, although our response will be considerably slower, as we are all volunteers who work in many countries around the world, including Canada, U.S., Australia, the U.K. and several other countries. Our central mailing address is

Buddha Weekly

75 First Street, Suite 128

Orangeville, Ontario, Canada L9W 5B6


For book publishers asking for book reviews or excerpts, although we can accept hard copies at the above address, this takes longer to assign. If you have e-book or pdf proof versions, this is preferrable via email.

Our Content


Buddha Weekly online magazine’s focus is Buddhist living, practice and Dharma. Although written by senior student writers, we always cite the views of notable teachers of all traditions, schools and lineages. Our various writers also comment on Dharma and practices. Feature articles from contributors focus particularly on: Buddhist practices, Dharma, Vajrayana, Mahayana, Zen, mindfulness, Tantra, meditation techniques, mantra, and announcements of events, such as visiting gurus or teachers and their schedules. We occasionally profile teachers and gurus. Occasionally, we cover the latest Buddhist news from around the world from all traditions and non-traditions. Our editor is Lee Kane. You’ll also find us on Facebook>> , on Twitter, and our video library on YouTube on our channel>>

(Please see our disclaimer on the bottom of this page regarding advice and endorsements.)

“What the Buddhist Teachers Say” is a long-running feature series. We pick a topic, then seek the opinions/ quote/ guidance of at least five teachers.


An Unaffiliated Non-Profit Association of Buddhist Practitioners

Buddha Weekly‘s focus in all media — online magazine, ezine, videos, podcasts, books — is education. Unless the byline indicates a teacher credit, our writers are experienced practicing Buddhists rather than teachers.

We remain an unaffiliated non-profit with no association to a particular lineage, teaching tradition, or school. Our guidelines to writers (you'll find them here>>) are to avoid politics entirely, focusing only on practice, Dharma and Buddhist living from a non-biased perspective.

Our contributors are typically senior “students” and practitioners — and may write about what they know. We report, discuss and feature — and when presenting instructions, information or guidelines from teachers, we try to include those insights as "quotes.



Although most of our content is from our core team, we invite anyone to contribute feature stories, subject to approval and editing. Buddha Weekly is a service and generates no profit. Some small revenue is generated from advertising, used for web hosting, stock photo licenses, and other direct costs. Its purpose is sharing.

Reader and subscriber comments are the opinions of the readers and subscribers.


Moved From other platforms

Published since 2007, we were originally an active group Squarespace, and later on Ning, but moved to WordPress. Many of our older stories, sadly, were left behind.

Since our move, a regular group has contributed to our “zine.” Contributors submit their stories out of a love for their practice, compassion for all beings and a sincere delight in interacting with fellow Buddhists.



If you have an event to publicize that is Buddhist related, send it via our contact form and we will publicize it here, and through our Facebook and Twitter activities.

Contact Us

Do you have a story idea? Feedback? Want to say hello? Drop us a line.

We will carry your Buddhist events, subject to the availability of a team-member to edit and post. Please use our contact form.

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Buddha Weekly does not recommend or endorse any information that may be mentioned on this website. Reliance on any information appearing on this website is solely at your own risk.

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