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Woman Sues Over Sex Tape With Buddhist Monk

AP | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion

LOWELL, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman has filed a lawsuit against five people she alleges illegally distributed a video of her having a sexual e...

'Beyond the Robe': New Generation Of Buddhist Monks Embraces Science

Bobby Sager | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Bobby Sager

Through their historic study of science, these remarkable men and women show their potential for an expanded role in their community, not necessarily as scientists, but as more engaged citizens, more informed messengers and more well-rounded scholars.

A Buddhist Perspective on Nuclear Energy, Weapons and Taking Responsibility

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.25.2013 | Religion
Vivian Norris

This plain-speaking young man in his deep red and gold robes, praying with such intent for all of us, a living Buddha in his own right, expressed a deep compassion for the suffering of the entire planet and all of the living beings on it as he spoke of the nuclear threat.

4 Guidelines To Re-Spark Your Creativity

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We must not stay attached to outcome. When the time comes, after putting our heart and soul into relationship with creation, we must let it go, say goodbye. Otherwise, there can be no space for what wants to happen creatively to come forward, be born into the world.

The Inhumanity of Fundamentalism

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Ruzan Sarwar

In the latest bout of senseless attacks and violence stemming from posts on social media outlets, a number of Buddhist monks and the monasteries in which they live were targeted by Muslim fundamentalists in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Cambodia -- Haute Khmer and 3 Inspirational Men

Robert Oliver | Posted 11.21.2012 | Taste
Robert Oliver

Have you ever visited somewhere and it stayed with you for a time after you left? Not in a nostalgic way, but in a way that lingers, like it has reached in and altered you slightly. That's how visiting Cambodia was for me.

2 More Buddhist Monks Set Selves On Fire In Tibet

AP | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion

BEIJING — Two men engulfed themselves in towering flames outside a temple that is a popular tourist site in Lhasa, marking the first time a rece...

Buddhist Monk Accused In Alabama Temple Killing

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion

A Buddhist monk has been charged with beating to death the head monk of his temple. According to NBC-affiliate WTVA, Vern Phdsamay, 32, was arrest...

Buddhist Monks Offer To Resign Amid Gambling Scandal

AP | Posted 05.10.2012 | World

SEOUL, South Korea -- Senior monks from South Korea's largest Buddhist sect have offered to resign after the release of photos purportedly showing fel...

Following The Footsteps Of The Buddha Across North East India

Jim Luce | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Jim Luce

When I was asked to join a "Kalachakra" -- a circle-of-life pilgrimage to where Prince Siddhartha discovered the realities of the world under the Bodhi Tree -- I jumped at the chance.

Dalai Lama Advisor, Blake Kerr, Testifies in Trial Accusing Chinese of Genocide in Tibet

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Robbie Vorhaus

As a tourist in Lhasa 24 years ago, Blake Kerr witnessed Chinese soldiers and police massacring unarmed Tibetans, inspiring him to begin documenting the underside of China's military occupation of Tibet.

Dalai Lama: China's 'Ruthless Policy' Caused Monks To Set Themselves On Fire

AP | Posted 12.29.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Tibet's exiled Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, pointed to what he called China's "ruthless policy" as prompting the recent deaths of Tibetan...

Protester Sets Self Ablaze

AP | Posted 12.16.2011 | World

BEIJING -- A Tibet activist group says a former Buddhist monk has set himself on fire to protest Chinese rule in the region. Free Tibet said the 19-y...

Tibetan Monks Set Selves On Fire

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

ALEXA OLESEN, Associated Press BEIJING — Two Tibetan monks set themselves on fire Monday in a protest over China's tight rein over Buddhist pract...

Buddhist Nuns Ordained In Groundbreaking Ceremony

Sylvia Boorstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sylvia Boorstein

On Aug. 29, four women, were declared fully ordained as Buddhist nuns in the Thai Theravada tradition. It was the first such ordination ever in the Western hemisphere.

A Monk's Journey

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
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Return from the Monastery

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
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A Monk's Journey

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

After making some inquiries, my friend informed me that she had obtained permission for me to come to Thailand on a "monk's journey" for two weeks.

A Sudden Dawn: A Book Review

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

A Sudden Dawn is delicious candy with a grain of medicine at its core. If you have the slightest interest in Chinese history, and if you yourself have wrestled with some of the profound truths of Buddhism, get a copy.

The Revolution Will Be Televised: Oscar-pick Burma VJ Airs on HBO

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Rotondi

If the totalitarian nightmare portrayed in George Orwell's 1984 strikes you as an implausible portrait of state control and repression, a single viewi...

Going off to be a monk

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
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Is Meditation Your Friend or Foe?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Practicing meditation means slowly and gently training the mind to do something it may not have done before: to be still.

A Benefit to Support Burmese Children Refugees

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Profits from a fundraiser will go to support the orphaned Burmese refugees housed at the Child Protection and Education Center at Mae Tao Clinic.

Mandala Time-Lapse Video Shows Monks Creating Gorgeous And Elaborate Sand Sculpture

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Buddhist monks visited Emory University recently and created this gorgeous and very large mandala sculpture. The sculpture, which is made out of sand...

Q&A: Burma VJ so Powerful a Documentary it Garners an Oscar Nomination

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Balfour

When Danish documentarian Anders Østergaard took on the challenge to make Burma VJ, he had no idea how much he would advance the cause of citizen journalism.