The idea that there are different forms of belief and unbelief, and that many people are on a common journey to greater understanding, shines through Halik's writing and his work in promoting dialogue among religious and secular individuals.
This blogger hopes that next time the foreign press and anyone interested in the Tibetan will look to the more democratic and less problematic figure of Mr. Sangay the next time a first lady reaches for yak butter tea.
What if we chose not only to recognize the power of storytelling, but to genuinely value all stories -- anecdotes, objects, memories, causes, narratives, critiques, impressions, the little things we so often overlook?
The crust is not as thin as that at Pepe's in New Haven, and the ovens are evidently metal, not brick. But whenever I visit, Casa Bianca reminds me a little bit of home. And I suspect the same was once true for President Obama.
"If you are wanting to do something for the cause, you have to sacrifice a lot," Mrs. Choegyal told me as we sat down to chat in her office on a bright morning at the TNP complex in lower Dharamsala.
Spring and baseball. Baseball and Spring. They arrive together just as surely as winter and spring converge at the vernal equinox.
How exactly does motherhood fit in with Buddhism? This is a question many women face when juggling a family life, a job and the sincere aspiration to ...
CompassionLab's Monica Worline, Ph.D., presented a summary of CompassionLab to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a dialogue devoted to the topic of compa...
The leaders of the Dolgyal Shugden cult have done nothing over the last 30 years but cause trouble, both to their own followers and to the unity of the Tibetan people
Pauline MacDonald has done what few writers working in the area of Tibet could, or would, do. She has written about something other than the 'Issue Central' -- the impact of China's hardline policies in Tibet.
We may sign up for all the talk about letting go and impermanence and being in the moment, we're actually secretly holding out hope that practice helps us arrive at some improved spiritual plane.
I called every day for two weeks leading up to my trip, trying to get an extra night at my boutique hotel. Every day, they kindly told me no, in fact...
You cannot experience the fullness of life without experiencing the messiness of life.
This week, the Dalai Lama was in Washington, D.C. to discuss happiness. Who among us couldn't benefit from a crash course in that elusive goal?
Harold Ramis, the wonderful comic writer-director, has died at age 69. He made us laugh, which is gift enough in this world. That his films, like Caddyshack and Ghostbusters, usually succeeded in being funny while maintaining a gentle and generous spirit made the gift even richer.
I have just returned from an interesting experience in Washington. D.C.: a panel discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The event was sponsored...