Michaela Haas

Michaela Haas, PhD, is the author of "Bouncing Forward: Transforming Bad Breaks into Breakthroughs" (Atria/Enliven, October 2015) and "Dakini Power. Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Buddhism in the West" (Shambhala, 2013). With a PhD in Buddhist studies, she has taught at the University of California Santa Barbara, the University of the West, and centers in America and Europe. She is a reporter, lecturer, and consultant. She has been practicing Buddhist meditation for 20 years and combines powerful storytelling with scientific research and spiritual depth. Visit www.MichaelaHaas.com !

Stories by Michaela Haas

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Faith Can Move Mountains (and Cancer Cells)

In the wake of trauma, ask yourself, “Is your God big enough to hold your sorrow?”

The Buddhist woman bridging worlds

(Photo Credit: Copyright Volker Dencks) To condense more energy in five feet, two inches is unimaginable. Like a high-powered, nimble, … Continued

Why Buddhists should support gay marriage

May 24, 2013A family takes an offering of lotus flowers to pay respects to a giant Buddha, surrounded by more … Continued

Buddhist nun professors or none?

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama speaks during a public discourse. (B MATHUR/REUTERS ) Buddhist women are celebrating a … Continued

Why is there no female Dalai Lama?

Every time Buddhism migrated from its place of origin in India to other countries, whether Sri Lanka, Burma, Japan, China … Continued