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Diamond Sutra

Om Mani iPadme Hum: Why Buddhists Get Technology

Joyce Morgan | Posted 05.03.2013 | Religion
Joyce Morgan

A saffron-robed monk chats on a cell phone or contemplates an iPad. This photo is meant to conjure contradiction -- a clash of cultures as ancient tradition meets modern technology. Yet, each time I see such images, they evoke for me the opposite.

The Diamond Sutra: Insights From An Ancient Image

Conrad Walters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Conrad Walters

With a Buddha surrounded by flames and flanked by two brutish figures, the scene at the heart of the earliest-known drawing in a printed book might seem an unlikely source of spiritual comfort.

Time to Cure a Century-Old Hangover

Joyce Morgan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Arts
Joyce Morgan

The letter could have been written this morning. Its remorse and embarrassment are as palpable as a thumping headache.


Peter Clothier | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Peter Clothier

Journeys on the Silk Road by Joyce Morgan and Conrad Walters tells the story of Marc Aurel Stein's 1906 journey following the Silk Road across Asia from Kashgar to Dunhuang, the site of The Caves of the Thousand Buddhas, plundering along the way.

The Extraordinary Discovery Of The Buddhist Diamond Sutra - The World's Oldest Book

Joyce Morgan | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion
Joyce Morgan

Its discovery is the result of a series of accidents and its significance realized belatedly. The book unwittingly came to light when a Chinese monk clearing sand from a Buddhist meditation cave in 1900 noticed a crack in a wall.