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'World's Happiest Man' Has A Plea For Treating Animals With Compassion

The Huffington Post | Jay Shetty | Posted 10.27.2016 | Religion

Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is asking for people to be more compassionate toward animals. Ricard has spent 10 years discussing the habits o...

In First UN Address As Leader, Suu Kyi Defends Efforts On Rohingyas

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.21.2016 | Home

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - In her first address to the U.N. General Assembly as national leader, Myanmar’s former political prisoner and No...

The Pope, The Patriarch And The Christian World Pray For Climate Justice Today - G20 Leaders Should Take Note

Tomás Insua | Posted 09.01.2016 | Religion
Tomás Insua

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, in a prayer service on the Greek island of L...

Daily Meditation: Forgive Yourself

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.31.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

What's Really Holding You Back from Happiness? | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Lodro Rinzler Learn how a 14th century Buddhist text lays the groundwork for a very powerful perspective on how we can become more present and mo...

Conclusion of Gita, Bible, Quran And Tripiṭaka

Rajan Thapaliya | Posted 07.18.2016 | Religion
Rajan Thapaliya

Gita, Bible, Quran and Tripitaka often said to be the word of God by followers of various religions are the works of the Supreme Being. They describe how we are related to the ultimate God and how we should live our life so that we do not incur any kind of sins while doing what we must do. They describe how every work becomes worship when our heart is set upon the maker.

12 Inspirational Quotes From Dalai Lama On How To Live A Good Life

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.07.2016 | Religion

HHDL enjoying a piece of cake with local religious leaders during celebrations honoring his 81st birthday at Drepung Monastery in Mundgod, Karnataka, ...

Christian by Nature and Nurture

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Rather, the God I feel I know by nature is a God of love, compassion, a God of inclusion. This God is neither Christian nor Muslim...or, anything else. The God I feel I know by nature is a God all people have encountered in all faith traditions and is even a God those who may have no faith tradition have encountered, either by nature or by choice.

Trump Cannot Define Us With a Hyphen

Jim Moore | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Jim Moore

I watched the Clinton and the Trump speeches on Friday, June 11. Clinton at Planned Parenthood, Trump at the Faith and Freedom conference. Both in DC....

Healing the Evil of Religious Dogma and Returning to Love

Steve Robertson | Posted 05.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Steve Robertson

I was born in California and began to question the reality of religion at the early of about seven. My father, a Physicist and Aerospace engineer, wou...

Walls and Bosnia 24 Years After?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.22.2016 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

This is not just about Bosnia but rather the reactionary appeal of nationalism, populism and manifestations of walls, physical and psychological.

Why A Tokyo Cafe Run By Monks Is Putting Buddhism On The Menu

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.08.2016 | Religion

The hum of conversation and the clinking of spoons and coffee cups fills the wood-panelled cafe in a fashionable Tokyo neighborhood as more than a doz...

Benedict Cumberbatch On How Meditation Helps Give him 'Grace And Ease'

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion

One of the best devices in Sherlock Holmes' toolkit is his incredible mind. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who brought Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved detec...

Watch This Master Artist Create A Stunning Buddhist Statue

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.26.2016 | Religion

There's nothing quite like watching a master artist breathe life into his work. In the short film "The Eye-Opener," director François Schick takes vi...

Buddhists Stage Massive Lighting Ceremony At Thai Temple

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.23.2016 | Religion

Hundreds of Buddhist monks gathered together in Thailand on Monday, in honor of one of the most important Buddhist festivals of the year: Makha Bucha....

Who Is More American Than Donald Trump?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.29.2017 | Politics
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Without absorbing that the Constitution is the foundation of the United States, it is pointless to claim to be an American, except perhaps by coincidence of birth.

The Deep Lessons of Ambient Sound Meditation

Rick Heller | Posted 01.27.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Rick Heller

It's common to meditate while listening to beautiful music, but I've found that meditating to ambient sounds -- whatever sounds are present at this ve...

Buddha's Tooth, a Book

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.20.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

I recommend a book that's somewhat about a mislaid molar of the historical Buddha. A mislaid molar, a tooth, found and duly deemed a dusty dentine rel...

Merry Christmas from My Muslim Family to Yours -- Whatever Your Religion (Or Not)

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Celebrating all our American holidays, at least to some degree, would foster unity and goodwill. We are one country and we have much more in common than not.

From Parish to Paris: Why the World's Faithful Are Asking for Climate Action

Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M. | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M.

I happily join the 840,000 of my Catholic sisters and brothers in exhorting the COP21 negotiators to develop the international frameworks needed for a climate of justice.

Who Is the Enemy and How Can We Feel Safe When It Includes Us?

Beth Green | Posted 11.15.2016 | Impact
Beth Green

You probably think I'm talking about terrorists or jihadists. Well, I am and I'm not. Because what I'm talking about is the cataclysmic clash between people who believe in oneness, love and connection and those who believe in violence, domination and prejudice.

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 24. A Buddhist View of Attachment Parenting.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.11.2016 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

After all the warnings, I was duly scared about the sleep thing. And it's true. I have not slept more than a few hours in a row for months. But what nobody tells you is how much joy you feel.

The Profound And Ancient Wisdom Of Zen Buddhist Koans

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.31.2015 | Religion

A koan is a riddle or puzzle that Zen Buddhists use during meditation to help them unravel greater truths about the world and about themselves. Zen ma...

What If Every Day Was a Parliament of the World's Religions?

John Halstead | Posted 10.22.2016 | Religion
John Halstead

For five days members of the most diverse religions not only co-existed, but created community together. How was this possible? There was no proselytizing. And the conversation was intentionally inclusive.

Prosecuting Death Penalty Executioners?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 10.22.2016 | Home
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Should those imposing the death penalty be prosecuted for grave violations of international humanitarian law? Too many states, from Iran, Saudi Arabia, China to the US, still execute persons, and frequently for crimes that under international law are not considered "most serious crimes."