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Binocular Wisdom: The Benefits Of Participating In Multiple Religious Traditions

John Thatamanil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Thatamanil

Our age requires a new kind of wisdom: the capacity to see the world through more than one set of religious lenses and to integrate into one life what is disclosed through those lenses.

Selling Iowa's Pollock Mural: A Zen Buddhist Perspective

John Seed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
John Seed

Great works of art, which ideally should serve as symbols of human experience refined into culture, are gaining attention as symbols of the almost feudal inequalities that plague the world's distribution of wealth. We like to think of masterworks as "priceless" but as the world's economy teeters, more and more people are realizing that they have price tags.

Pema Chodron: 'When Things Fall Apart'

Fox Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Author Pema Chodron has been on my radar for a while, but you know how it is when life keeps moving and you mean to get to something. Well, I got to ...

Sudden Death -- A Buddhist View Of The Tragedy In Arizona

David Nichtern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Nichtern

From a Buddhist point of view, sudden death can be particularly difficult. The contrast between the sense of presence and the sense of absence is so sharp and shocking.

For the Right: A Regular Deregulation Celebration

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

When it comes to regulating, the Right is downright irregular. Now that Republicans control the House, they're hell-bent on further deregulating cor...

Astoria Characters: The Belly-Dancing Psychologist

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

When Irina Kom parts the exotic pink and gold silk curtain to reveal her living room-cum-bedroom-cum-dance studio, the incense refreshes the senses like a walk in a spring shower.

What The Buddha Might Say To Christine O'Donnell

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

When ignorance and ego-centeredness are displayed in such an overt way, it creates the perfect reason for this blog: the opportunity for us to develop ever-greater compassion.

Straight Down the Middle Author Josh Karp on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Josh Karp, author of Straight Down the Middle, stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, at The Hideout in Chicago, to discuss the book, his golf game and more.

The Elephant Woman

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

Fear is an interesting animal. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it and takes on a life of its own, a fun fact of which I was reminded in Thailand last year.

One Year After Cairo Speech: The U.S.-Muslim Engagement Initiative

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Barack Obama's speech to the Muslim world at Cairo University in Egypt one year ago was ground-breaking and transformational. While its impact was an...

Varanasi: India's Holy City (PHOTOS)

Rajan P. Parrikar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rajan P. Parrikar

In this holy place beats the heart of an ancient civilization.

Buddhist Backlash: Stephen Batchelor Braves The Storm

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Rotondi

Stephen Batchelor does not look like a man at the center of a storm. But the calm, bespectacled 57-year-old Englishman is in the eye of a hurricane of...

McLaren's 'A New Kind Of Christianity' Sparks Ire Among Other Evangelicals

NPR | Barbara Bradley Hagerty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

March 29 marks the beginning of the holiest week for Christians -- when believers reflect on the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. This year, the...

The Dalai Lama Does Not Exist and Neither Do I

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

When the Dalai Lama teaches that according to Buddhist cosmology, the separate self does not exist, I have to pause. This world religious leader doesn't exist. And neither do you and I.

Cultivating Loving Kindness

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

Causes and conditions set the stage for our attitudes toward the world and we can and do affect them. It is practical to train our minds so that we're not governed by our negative patterns.

5 Secrets for Healing the Spirit

Lama Surya Das | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lama Surya Das

How do we restore ourselves, heal our spirit and revitalize the earth too? What is true healing, anyway, and can it be effected?

Exclusive Interview With Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Marianne Schnall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marianne Schnall

We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting. We worry too much. We don't allow our bodies to heal, and we don't allow our minds and hearts to heal. Meditation can help us.

Religion, Bigotry, and Political Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Put aside the crazy "Obama's a Muslim" idiocy -- assume John McCain had won the presidency instead. Do you really think the Senate would confirm a Muslim candidate right now, even a conservative right-wing one? I don't.

Tortured by Love, Lust or a Crush? The Buddhist Solution (is Gross).

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

"Foulness Meditation" "The Lord Buddha advised those who are ardent on attaining Nibbana to contemplate the body with its impurities..." "VARIATION...

Tiger Woods: I'm Recommitting Myself to Buddhism

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

In Buddhist terms, Tiger has vowed to "bring all obstacles to the path."

The Tao Of Twitter

Lama Surya Das | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lama Surya Das

These speedy means of messaging---as well as social and business networking----are also conducive to mindlessness, distractibility and other unintended counterproductive side effects.

The Greenest Top Ten Holiday Gift List of Them All

Waylon Lewis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Waylon Lewis

What to get for that-special-someone who has everything? Nothing.

China Executes 2 Tibetans For The Roles In 2008 Riots

AP | By HENRY SANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING -- Two people have been put to death for their roles in deadly protests last year in the Chinese-controlled region of Tibet, the first known e...

UN Touts Afghanistan As Tourist Destination (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

If you, unlike me, have ever considered Afghanistan as a potential tourist destination, check out the video below for some helpful advice for a vacati...

Ticket to the Dalai Lama

Lisa Napoli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Napoli

I'm glad I didn't go see the Dalai Lama today. I'm going to give the ticket to a friend, and he can tell me about the experience.