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

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