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How the Venerable Pomnyun Became a Monk

Venerable Pomnyun | Posted 02.09.2016 | Religion
Venerable Pomnyun

[How the Venerable Pomnyun Became a Monk] This is the third selection from a question and answer session with the Venerable Pomnyun on October 1, 2...

Why These 6 Religious Groups Wear What They Wear

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.18.2015 | Religion

Clothing worn by religious leaders and people of devout faith often is much more than a fashion statement. A simple robe can make a Buddhist monk feel...

Former Buddhist Monk Runs A Home For Dozens Of Abandoned Children

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.17.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Imagine the Dalai Lama hand-picking you to teach Buddhism in Boston. Then imagine turning your back on that to open an understaffed, underfunde...

Popular Tibetan Monk Detained By China

AP | DIDI TANG | Posted 12.27.2013 | Religion

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have detained a highly regarded Tibetan monk and 16 of his supporters, a Tibetan writer said Friday, as Beijing t...

Why An Ivy League Grad Decided To Become A Monk

OWN | Posted 12.18.2013 | OWN

Jack Kornfield was raised in a Jewish home with a father he says had an explosive, violent temper. During his childhood, Kornfield sought refuge in bo...

What This Monk Is Doing Will Absolutely Stun You

Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) has been revered for his work in peace, compassion and understanding since he was ordained in 1949...

Muslims Blamed For Bombing By Buddhist Monk

Religion News Service | Richard S. Erlich | Posted 07.26.2013 | Religion

(RNS)A radical Buddhist monk in Myanmar said a bomb that exploded near him, wounding five devotees, came after a death threat by a “Muslim religious...

Two Ways to Transform Your Thoughts

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

When you complain that "____________ never listens to me," maybe what you're really saying is, "I don't listen to me."

My Summer Vacation: Tanzania or Maine-ia

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Travel
Randee Mia Berman

Don't know much about geometry. But I do know this: Summer = Vacation. It's a simple algebraic equation.

3 Ways to Better Control Your Mind and Thoughts

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing characteristic of human beings and to the biggest curse of human beings when he made his famous statement, "I think. Therefore, I am."

WATCH: What Do Shepard Fairey And Buddhist Monks Have In Common?

Posted 11.18.2011 | Arts

An upcoming documentary, 'Art as a Weapon,' will allow viewers access into the closed country of Burma, and illuminate the intersection of street art,...

Buddhist Monk Charged With Battery After Inappropriately Touching Man In Temple

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Buddhist monk from Thailand has been charged with battery after he "inappropriately" touched an adult parishioner in a meditation center in Willowbr...

I Want The Brain Of A Monk!

Priscilla Warner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Priscilla Warner

While I've been experiencing hundreds of panic attacks, these men have been meditating so effectively that their pre-frontal brain lobes light up on CAT scans, plumped up like perfectly ripe peaches.