Buddhism

Healing Ecology

As a complex religious tradition, or group of traditions, Buddhism has a lot to say about the natural world. Passages in many Buddhist texts reveal …

Religion

The Buddhist Lessons in The Princess Bride

There is something about movies from the 1980s that inspires an especially enduring devotion, even some 25 or 30 years after their release. The …

Religion

DailyTopTales

LATEST ARTICLES<p>"If you can learn how to ride a bike you can learn how to be happy" says Matthieu Ricard; who according to scientists and...<p>These are …

Matthieu Ricard

Daniel Arsham’s “Blue Garden” Is a Modern Interpretation of Japanese Zen

After his vibrantly pink “Lunar Garden,” Daniel Arsham‘s work in color continues with the assembling of a large Japanese Zen garden located in Rio De …

Zen

TibetanHistory-20thCentury - Sky Burial

Julia Kirchner<br>04-28-07<p>A Review of <i>Sky Burial</i><p><i>Sky Burial</i> is story told by the Chinese author Xinran about a Chinese woman from Suzhou who spent thirty …

Asia

May I Be Happy

Walking along the Rhine River during my lunch break from teaching yoga in Basel, Switzerland, I felt mellow and full of gratitude to have such a …

Religion

WORKSHOP> Buddhist Women: Practitioners and Teachers Past and Present | H-Buddhism | H-Net

DHARMA DRUM VANCOUVER CENTER<p>8240 No. 5 Road<p>Richmond, BC V6Y 2V4, Canada<p>(604) 277-1357<p>Saturday, September 30, 2017<p>9:00am ~ 4:40 pm<p>In this workshop we …

University of British Columbia

Dalai Lama Top 10 Quotes to Change on Your Life

#1 The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.<p>#2 Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own …

Happiness

The Zen Buddhist Nuclear Weapons Expert in Trump's White House

A senior official in the White House tasked with advising President Donald Trump on weapons of mass destruction is an ordained Zen Buddhist chaplain.<p>A senior official in the White House tasked with advising President Donald Trump on weapons of mass destruction is an ordained Zen Buddhist chaplain, …

Foreign Policy

Stumbling upon ritual of feeding the dead to vulture 'angels'

Tibetan Sky Burials is a traditional custom in Tibetan Buddhism to farewell their dead, and these days outsiders are mostly forbidden from witnessing …

Australian News

Why Buddhism is True (And Why You Can Blame Natural Selection for Your Suffering)

<b>At the risk of overdramatizing the human condition: Have you ever</b> seen the movie The Matrix? It’s about a guy named Neo (played by Keanu Reeves), who …

Religion

Open Letter: Myanmar’s Buddhist Leaders Must Take a Stand Against Ethnic Cleansing

With hundreds of thousands of Rohingya fleeing their homes in Myanmar, more than 70 Buddhist teachers and community leaders have signed a letter …

Religion

The Three Great Teachers

Each great teacher locates the fundamental problem of human living differently: The Buddha cites suffering; Socrates points to ignorance; and Jesus …

Religion

The BBC in Myanmar (Burma) : See and hear for yourself the Buddhist views of Islam

en_US<p>article<p>You can read my guest post over at the Buddhism-Controversy Blog, “Revisiting the Crisis in Burma and Buddhism’s Role in it.” According …

Asia

'My heart was torn out of me': Monks in Penticton, B.C. greeted with slashed tires

'It is very necessary at this time, the message of peace and compassion,' says the group's head lama<p>A visit to Penticton, B.C. for a group of monks …

British Columbia

Taste Traditional Buddhist Cooking at NYC's Korean Cultural Week

Buddhist cooking is beginning to make a big splash on the international culinary stage. And apparently, New York foodies are hungry for this niche …

Religion

How to love with non-attachment

And why non-attachment isn’t avoidance“It’s dark because you are trying too hard.<br>Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.<br>Yes, feel …

Religion

Rohingya and the Myth of Buddhist Tolerance

Photo by DYKT Mohigan | CC BY 2.0When old and young are systematically rounded up and shot. When women are gang raped and their babies thrown into …

Liberal View

Looking for Buddhist Wisdom in ‘The Princess Bride’

The sunlit meditation hall at the Shambhala Center in downtown Manhattan is usually reserved for serious Buddhist practice — austere contemplation, the silent cultivation of wisdom, deliberate reflection on the world’s fundamental impermanence.<p>But one afternoon last week a large flat screen …

The Arts

Mindfulness: exercising the mind as school year starts

Google’s doing it, and so are the NHS; Harvard teaches it, and Amazon has three books on the subject amongst its top ten self-help bestsellers. It’s …

Happiness

From giant Buddha to Tibetan plateau to lush rainforest, Chengdu is rich in sites of interest

Chengdu sits at the centre of some of China’s most beautiful scenery, and amid a number of important cultural sites. In every direction, there are …

List-Worthy

What does “Zen” really mean?

I see the word “Zen” tossed around a lot these days. It seems to mean having a relaxing, spa-like experience, or “being in the moment.” Is that what …

Religion

Dalai Lama: Buddha Would Have Helped Persecuted Rohingya Refugees

The Tibetan spiritual leader made his comments as hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing Buddhist-majority Myanmar.<p>The Dalai Lama has joined world leaders and advocates in calling on the Myanmar government to protect the country’s persecuted Rohingya minority, as hundreds of thousands of …

Asia

Are We There Yet?

When Ven. Karma Lekshe Tsomo arrived in Dharamsala in the 60s to study Tibetan, she needed the Dalai Lama to give his blessing before she could study …

Religion

Meet a Sangha: Dojo Zen de Santiago, Chile

<b>Name of sangha</b>: Dojo Zen de Santiago (Chile) within <b>Kosen Sangha</b> <b><br>Year founded:</b> 2002 <b><br>Number of members:</b> 20<p><b>What teachings are offered at your dojo?</b> <b><br>Zen nun</b> …

Religion

Robert Wright’s Buddhism

This weekend I began reading Robert Wright’s new bestseller, <i>Why Buddhism Is True</i>. So far, it’s quite enjoyable, and I’m learning a lot. Wright says …

Conservative View

The Dharma of “The Princess Bride”: Buddhism and Relationships -BLARB

In 2015, the statistical website FiveThirtyEight conducted a survey of the 25 most rewatchable movies of all time. <i>The Princess Bride</i> was number six — …

Books

Dalai Lama tells Irish audience the developed world is in crisis

The Dalai Lama has told an audience in Derry City that the developed world is experiencing a mental crisis.<p>He railed against too much war, fear, …

News (Ireland)

Dalai Lama: Buddha would have helped Rohingya

The Dalai Lama has called on Myanmar to follow the example of the Buddha and come to the aid of the country's persecuted Rohingya minority, almost 300,000 of whom have fled their home province in two weeks.

World News

Hell-Bent Offensive Game Has Gods Including Jesus And Buddha Battling Each Other

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Fight of Gods is a newly-released video game now available on Steam, and it is only a matter of time …

Jesus