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Outsider Artist Paul Laffoley Illustrates The End Of The Universe

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.30.2015 | Arts

The Outsider Art Fair is coming to New York on January 29, bringing 50 international galleries of folk, self-taught, and outsider art to Center 548 fo...

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 Create Wildly Intricate Sand Painting In Meditative Masterpiece

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

The mandala is a spiritual symbol that represents the universe. Literally translating to "center and its surroundings," mandalas always contain a cent...

The Buddha Walks Into the Office: Be Who You Want to Be

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 11.09.2014 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

Imagine for a moment a world where an entire generation took the view that it is more important that they determine who, not what, they want to be when they grow up.


Jack Schimmelman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

With the world's noses pressed against apartheid's steel glass western corporate puppeteers, he was perceived as a terrorist who would not stop. They were right. Nelson Mandela's vision threatened hatred, exploitation.

Art Smith and Jesus Salgueiro: The Intersection of Food and Art

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

His two-part exhibit focused on his affinity for love, featuring 12 iconic renditions of pop super star Lady Gaga -- including one piece that even made her cry upon seeing it -- as well as 42 "love" mandalas, a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hindu and Buddhist cultures.

A Buddhist Practice For Your New Year Resolution

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

As 2013 approaches, it is a helpful reminder that at any moment we can take a fresh start approach to our life. You can reflect on your intention for entering the new year, or even the new day, and see what aspects of your life you want to cultivate through meditation and contemplation.

Buddha Doodle - 'Present'

Molly Hahn | Posted 02.15.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn


The Mandala: Why Do Monks Destroy It?

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

They destroy it. Why? Because the underlying message of the mandala ceremony is that nothing is permanent. Nothing. All things are in flux, it says, beautiful but ephemeral, moving but temporary, a plateau but not a summit

Beautiful Buddhist Mandalas From Around The World (PHOTOS)

Posted 09.08.2011 | Religion

The Dalai Lama is in Washington D.C. from July 6-16, leading a gathering of thousands of Buddhists through the "Kalachakra for World Peace." Central t...

The Five Wisdoms Of The Mandala

C. Clinton Sidle | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
C. Clinton Sidle

Known as a Mandala, or Medicine Wheel, this framework has provided a guide for personal growth and effectiveness that has withstood the test of time for thousands of years.