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Monk, 120, Credits Longevity To No Spices -- and No Sex

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.28.2016 | Fifty

A Hindu monk who claims to be 120 ― which would make him the oldest man to have ever lived ― credits his longevity to no sex or spices and to perf...

Buddhist Monks Buy Lobsters Destined For The Dinner Table And Set Them Free

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 07.10.2016 | Good News

Buddhist monks in eastern Canada have returned eight crate-loads of live lobsters that were destined for the dinner table back to the ocean. Some 600 ...

These Monks Make A Devilishly Spicy Hot Sauce

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.16.2016 | Religion

The monks of Subiaco Abbey have found a delicious way to add a bit of spice to their lives. These Benedictine monks have been packaging and selling th...

Tiny Robot Monk Disseminates Wisdom At Chinese Buddhist Temple

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.22.2016 | Religion

A Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Beijing has decided to ditch traditional ways and use technology to attract followers. Longquan temple says it h...

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....

Astoria Characters: The Family's Jewel

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.15.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's something comforting about rituals. Pasang Tsaga knows this very well. Every time she opens the Jewels of Buddha, she lifts the gate, lights the incense and turns on the meditative chanting music.

What Life Is Like As A Modern-Day Monk

The Oregonian | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.31.2015 | Religion

MOUNT ANGEL — Morning comes softly here. There are no cars, no sirens, no trash trucks, no dogs. Only a hundred chattering birds and the swish of a ...

'What's in a Name? Ask Poppie'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.27.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I have been called many things in my life, not all of them repeatable in polite company, which I am seldom in anyway. But the one I love to hear repeated is Poppie, which is what I am called by my 2-year-old granddaughter, Chloe.

What Catholic Writer Thomas Merton Can Teach Us About Racial Justice

Religion News Service | Renee K. Gadoua | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) If the influential Catholic writer Thomas Merton were alive today, he would likely have strong words about police brutality and ...

"A Glass Act"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I do windows. Unfortunately, I do them every couple of years, which gives the windows plenty of time to get dirty, and even then it is clear that I don't do them very well because I have always considered the job a pane in the glass.

SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Manners Matter

Soul Dancer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Soul Dancer

As an out gay monk, reverend and private-practice counselor/social worker, I daily witness the impact of Windsor v. United States.

Letting Go of Unnecessary Necessities

Chris Fici | Posted 08.26.2014 | Religion
Chris Fici

While we certainly no longer live in traditional times, there are still those who identify as monastics who are walking the talk of humanity and providing profound examples of connection, compassion, and inter-connectivity.

This Place Sucks

Blake Henderson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

I mean, what's all the hype around this place? I've been here for three weeks already and I can't wait to get back home. Nothing cool. It's all, look: old shitty buildings. Look: old shitty churches. Look: old shitty bridges built by Romans. Look: old shitty people with weird clothes.

Gay Monk's Open Letter to the Supreme Court of the United States

Soul Dancer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Soul Dancer

As we approach the Supreme Court of the Unites States (SCOTUS) one-year anniversary of Windsor v. United States ruling, do we celebrate or mourn this ...

Goodbye Mayor Mike, Hello Bill and Carmen

Alan Singer | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

Will de Blasio/Fariña schools be substantially different from Bloomberg/Klein/Walcott schools? As Randy Newman sings in the opening to every show in the Monk detective series, "I may be wrong now, but I don't think so!"

Why An Ivy League Grad Decided To Become A Monk

OWN | Posted 12.18.2013 | OWN

Jack Kornfield was raised in a Jewish home with a father he says had an explosive, violent temper. During his childhood, Kornfield sought refuge in bo...

LOOK: Monk Living Atop Pillar Gets Closer To God

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.19.2013 | Religion

Maxime Qavtaradze is literally close to the heavens. The 59-year-old monk lives atop a stone pillar in Georgia, scaling a 131-foot ladder in order to ...

What This Monk Is Doing Will Absolutely Stun You

Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living

Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) has been revered for his work in peace, compassion and understanding since he was ordained in 1949...

Urban Monk: Exploring Karma, Consciousness, and the Divine

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Most of the time, when people think of monks, they imagine someone living in a monastery on top of a mountain or in the forests practicing silence or ...

Interview With PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky's revised and expanded book of poems, A Superintendent's Eyes arrived in bookstores on July 3rd.

Detecting Humanists: New Mysteries by Anne Perry and Walter Mosley

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.29.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Do I look for humanist detectives to buttress my own belief in the inherent goodness of human beings -- that by using our hearts and our minds, we can save the world?

Cyclists And Faith Find A Common Cadence

Win Bassett | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Win Bassett

Regardless of creed, crank, and even creatine in some cases, it's not uncommon to find people mixing religion and riding and subsequently discovering a unique spiritual and physical reciprocity.

Curious Quotes: Match The TV Detective With Their Sleuth-Speak (QUIZ)

Posted 06.08.2012 | Crime

Detectives are known as an eccentric lot. Neurotic and paranoid, hard-nosed and hard-boiled—their line of work often results in memorable lines as t...

Neuroscience Meets Ancient Japanese Scrolls

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.23.2012 | Arts

Greg Dunn is a neuroscience PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania and an artist passionate about Japanese minimalist scrolls. While these inte...

Man on Fire -- But Who Is Watching?

Christal Smith | Posted 05.07.2012 | World
Christal Smith

"The monk, by burning himself, says with all his strength and determination that he can endure the greatest of sufferings to protect his people... " ...