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Robert Thurman

Spiritual Center Aims To Revive Buddhism In Former Communist Mongolia

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 04.06.2016 | Religion

Since Mongolia's transition from communism to constitutional democracy in 1990, the East Asian country has worked to revive its centuries-old Buddhist...

"Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics" edited by Allan Badiner: Book Review

Ira Israel | Posted 08.23.2016 | Religion
Ira Israel

Allan Badiner wanted to know what happened to the research with psychedelics by bright, spiritually-minded people so he decided to ask a wide spectrum of seekers what their experiences exploring the relationship between Buddhism and psychedelics was.

Best Mindfulness Teacher

Ira Israel | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

When I meet fellow mindfulness teachers I sometimes ask, "What do you think the difference is between mindfulness and Buddhism? If the teacher starts prattling on about brain states and alpha waves and prefrontal cortexs and amygdalas, I will wish him or her the best and quietly excuse myself.

The Case For Loving Your Enemies

Charlotte Lieberman | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Lieberman

Here are five basic tips to help us all recognize the power of compassionate communication -- with our colleagues, clients and ourselves (and well, everybody else).

Lessons from Bhutan, Land of 'Inspiring Generosity'

Barbara Bonner | Posted 05.20.2014 | Home
Barbara Bonner

Immersed in a culture of giving, of looking out for one's neighbors and providing what one can, my new friend's pondering over my hypothetical question was due to my lack of understanding, not his.

Why You Should Love Your Enemies

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Sharon Salzberg

Anger is the wish to obliterate the target. It is the hot flash of destructive momentum that makes people lash out and, in too many cases, recklessly destroy lives, destroy the environment, destroy the very way of life of those perceived to be the enemy. In the Buddhist teachings, it is said that one moment of hatred against an enlightened being produces eons of negative effects, leading the hating person into a season in hell.

Johanna Demetrakas' Crazy Wisdom: Can It Ever Be?

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Whatever one takes away from Crazy Wisdom, one thing is certain: Chogyam Trungpa is a spellbinding subject, one absolutely perfect to inspire a future generation of spiritualism.

You And The Secret Millionaire

Kiri Westby | Posted 05.28.2011 | Impact
Kiri Westby

What we often forget, or perhaps were never taught, is that the happiness we seek can only be found when we reach outside of ourselves and help someone.

The Buddha Image...Out Of Uddiyana: A Conversation with Collector Nik Douglas, plus a Forward by Tibet House's President Robert Thurman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.26.2011 | Arts
Mike Ragogna

The following is the "Foreword" from The Buddha Image: Out of Uddiyana show catalogue courtesy of Tibet House US. It was written by Robert Thurman, pr...

What Would You Do If You Did Not Fear Death?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

We are missing out on an precious opportunity for spiritual growth when we avoid confronting and contemplating what we call death.

Why Tibet Matters So Much

Robert Thurman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Thurman

Against the feelings and warnings of many of his countrymen, the Dalai Lama wants Tibet to be a fully contributing part of China, achieving economic success and the genuine autonomy promised to them.

What Arianna's Reading In February: Human Beings, Good Or Bad?

Amy Hertz | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home
Amy Hertz

It's that time again to see what Arianna's reading next, and tomorrow she'll reveal Huffington Post's Book Club selection for February.

Can Yoga Save the World?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alexia Parks

The 100 stories woven together in the book describe how people from all walks of life have used the profound benefits of meditation to improve their health and well being.

Robert Thurman: The Sacred Cows in the Health Care Debate

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

Studies show that over half of all Americans are interested in promoting wellness and preventing disease. But some people are terrified that the food ...

Uma Thurman's Parents Unknowingly Hire Spitzer's Hooker Booker

NY Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

She went from booking call girls for Eliot Spitzer's favorite escort service to booking yogis upstate - for Uma Thurman's parents. The actress' Buddh...

Third Eye on the News: Talking to Buddhists About the '08 Race and the "Rough Old Trade" of Politics

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

These election years are especially challenging: One candidate plays dirty, the other occasionally disappoints, and the media rig the game. It seemed like a good idea to ask some Buddhists for guidance.

CON GAMES: Violence On The QT With Quentin Tarantino

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Conniff

Your daughter is lovely, Professor Thurman, but i don't buy the case for Quentin Tarantino as a cinematic vigilante against violence.

A Celebration of Tibetan Culture

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Sawyers

At the Aspen Institute's Celebration of Tibetan Culture, scholars, practitioners and tradition-bearers shared their wisdom on the significance of Tibet and its impact on current and future global issues.