Martin Luther King Jr. and Buddhist Thought

Martin Luther King Jr. was a revolutionary thinker and embodied the Buddhist traits of lovingkindness, compassion, and fearlessness in the face of the Eight Worldly Winds. Though a Christian minister, he was exposed to Buddhist philosophy through his correspondence with Vietnamese monk and fellow peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and even nominated Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize. This Sunday, Mike B. skillfully guided the Sangha as we explored the intersections of King’s teachings and Buddhist ones.

The discussion was centered around a sermon given by Dr. King in 1957, which you can listen to here: