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Buddhist Monk Charged In Stabbing Of Fellow Monk Over Disciplinary Tactics

AP | Posted 06.23.2015 | Crime

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a Buddhist monk has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of another monk in a San Francisco Bay ...

'Big Voices' Helped Stacey D'Erasmo Find Her Own

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Annie L. Scholl

I think it was (author) Francine Prose who said publication is like the calm before the calm--that you think so much will happen and it doesn't. But when my first book came out (Tea, Algonquin Books, 2000), what I wasn't prepared for was the magnitude of what it felt like internally.

Thousands In Thailand Receive Magical Tattoos From Buddhist Monks

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Religion

A good luck charm inscribed on the body follows you wherever you go. For thousands of Buddhist devotees, this is reason enough to make the journey ...

Buddhist Monks Ordain Trees To Protect The Environment

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.04.2015 | Religion

What would the world look like if people believed nature to be as sacred as a spiritual leader? Phrakru Pitak Nanthakthun, a Buddhist monk in north...

Matt Sheehan

'Praying Pig' Goes Viral In China | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

In video footage shot Tuesday, a pig facing a date with the slaughterhouse is shown kneeling directly in front of a local Buddhist temple, as if in an...

Local Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, 50 individuals and families have joined us, each giving $1 or more a day to support grantees in 55 countries. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

A Positive Story About Muslims and an Example for All of Us

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

Photograph by Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. In 1937 the Muslim Free Hospital was established in Rangon, Burma. It was created by a group of Muslim...

A Triumph of the Spirit, a Triumph of the Will: Don't Miss "Monk With A Camera: The Life and Journey of Nicholas Vreeland"

Ira Israel | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

I found Nicky Vreeland and the film "Monk With A Camera" to be wildly inspirational and life-affirming. If you are looking for a beautiful, transformational story, then don't miss it!

Don't Breathe On This Impossibly Intricate Sand Mandala

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion

In Buddhist tradition, a mandala is a sacred image that graphically represents the universe and is intended for use during meditation. Typically circu...

Tibetan Monks Plagued By Cyber Attacks Pledging To 'Detach From Attachments'

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER and ASHWINI BHATIA | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion

DHARAMSALA, India (AP) — Buffeted by persistent cyberattacks, Tibetan monks are giving new meaning to their ancient creed: Detach from attachments. ...

President Obama and the Rohingya Genocide Threat in Burma

Tom Andrews | Posted 01.11.2015 | Politics
Tom Andrews

In addition to saying the forbidden word, President Obama should address the root causes of the crisis by urging the Burmese government to reform its outdated laws that base citizenship on ethnic identity.

'Tibetan Monastic Community In Nepal' Comes Alive In Photographic Splendor

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.15.2014 | Religion

Photographer Haik Kocharian spent three weeks living among Tibetan monks and nuns in Nepal. These photographs tell his -- and their -- story. "Tibe...

Food That Inspires Compassion

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

Every Sunday, the Grace Gratitude Buddhist Temple opens its doors to its congregation for prayers and to partake in a healthy, vegetarian meal.

Tibetan Monks Have Joined The Ferguson Protestors In Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion

The fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9 has sent shockwaves not just through the nation, but throughout the globe. Photos of ...

Buddhist Monks Cited For Setting Off Illegal Fireworks

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — They'll likely be mindful of any future fireworks ban. Albuquerque authorities say, among the more than a dozen citations ...

Carolyn Gregoire

This Harvard-Educated Monk Is Reintroducing Buddhism To The West | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion

Hwansan Sunim had a pretty typical suburban American childhood. Born to Korean-American parents in Westchester County, N.Y., he grew up in Irvington, ...

Wireless and Clueless

Irene Tanner | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

When I was a child our family shared a telephone with several other parties -- perhaps that was why it was called a party line. It was a first come, f...

'Monks Without Borders' Unites Buddhist Sects Against Global Problems

The Telegraph | Danielle Demetriou | Posted 12.18.2013 | Religion

A group of Buddhists in Japan have formed an organisation called Monks Without Borders which aims to unite religious sects in tackling global issues s...

Endangered Leopards Find Surprising Ally

Posted 09.10.2013 | Green

By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer: The endangered snow leopard has some allies in unexpected places. The leopards are being protected by hu...

How You Can Train Your Mind To Do The Impossible

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.25.2013 | Healthy Living

We know that the human brain is a powerful organ, but many of us aren't aware of how much the mind is truly capable of -- and much more powerful it ca...

LOOK: The Inner Lives Of Buddhist Monks | Posted 07.23.2013 | Religion

When David Butow decided to spend 2012 traveling the world to photograph Buddhism, he knew there would be a rich abundance of visual material: colorfu...

Jet-Setting Buddhist Monk Shocks Country With Scandal

AP | JOCELYN GECKER | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion

BANGKOK — He's known as Thailand's jet-setting fugitive monk, and his story has riveted the country with daily headlines of lavish excess, promi...

WATCH: Buddhist Monks Behaving Badly

AP | THANYARAT DOKSONE | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion

BANGKOK — Thailand's Buddhism body said it is monitoring monks nationwide for any inappropriate behavior after a video showed monks using luxuri...

Mindfulness and the Monkey Mind

Steve Robertson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

This non-focused flickering is an intentional tool of the ego used to perpetuate confusion, attachments to duality and a resulting state of suffering.

Your Money And Your Soul

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Arthur Rosenfeld

In seeking spiritual advancement, we want to experience life at its deepest level. In seeking material wealth, we want to experience life most fully. If we can achieve balance between them, these two goals need never be at odds.