Simon Morton

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Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

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Tibetan Buddhism: what is reincarnation?

What does reincarnation - taking rebirth after death - mean under Buddhism?<p>Tibetan Buddhism holds that there are two ways that someone can take rebirth after death. The first is to be reborn involuntarily, under the sway of ‘karma’, drawn back to life by destructive emotions and desires. This is …

Vajrayana meditation techniques associated with Tibetan Buddhism can enhance brain performance

Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of body and mind. Indeed, a study has demonstrated for the first …

Nepal targets Tibetan exiles, under pressure from China: rights body

KATHMANDU, April 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tibetan refugees living in Nepal face tighter curbs on freedom of expression and assembly as the tiny Himalayan nation succumbs to pressure from neighbour China, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday.<p>Nepal is home to more than 20,000 Tibetans - …

Jacob Dalton, "The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism"

Jacob DaltonView on AmazonJacob Dalton's recent book, <i>The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism</i> (Yale University Press, …

What Tibetan Buddhism Can Teach Us About Happiness

One of the most geographically isolated cultures in the world may contain the secrets to happiness that the rest of us have been looking for. Perhaps in part because of the country's remote location, the Tibetans have become the guardians of a deep, well-preserved wisdom tradition that modern …

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

'The All-Knowing Buddha': An Exhibition That Takes Us To The Heart Of Tibetan Meditation

Tibetan Buddhist deity Sarvavid Vairocana, also referred to as the All-knowing Buddha, embodies a visualization practice that is said to lead meditators to enlightenment. Typically taught as an oral tradition by experienced teachers, the visualization practice comes alive this October in an …

Trial begins for murder of lama who brought Tibetan Buddhism to the west

Two men went on trial in the city of Chengdu in south-west China on Wednesday for the murder of three men including a leading Tibetan lama who made his home in Britain.<p>Akong Tulku Rinpoche , who set up the west's first Tibetan Buddhist centre in Scotland and later founded others across Europe, was …

'Tibetan Monastic Community In Nepal' Comes Alive In Photographic Splendor

Photographer Haik Kocharian spent three weeks living among Tibetan monks and nuns in Nepal. These photographs tell his -- and their -- story.<p>"Tibetan Monastic Community In Nepal" opens at New York's Judson Memorial Church on October 16 with 33 images capturing the rituals of Buddhist monks and nuns …

Hacker-hit Tibetan monks 'detach from attachments'

DHARAMSALA, India (AP) — Buffeted by persistent cyberattacks, Tibetan monks are giving new meaning to their ancient creed: Detach from attachments.<p>"Attachment can lead you to all sort of trouble and we Buddhists believe that non-attachment alone can lead you to happiness," 30-year-old monk Jamyang …