Buddhism

Tibet leader says it is 'only logical' Trump meets Dalai Lama after visit to 3 major sacred places

Tibet's PM in exile is disappointed that Trump did not visit the Buddhist monk despite touring the Vatican and Saudi Arabia.<p>After embarking on a …

Tibetan Buddhism

Who was Steve Jobs? Tech trailblazer and co-founder of the Apple empire

Steve Jobs, who died on October 5, 2011, aged 56, was the visionary co-founder, and later chief executive, of Apple, makers of the Macintosh computer, the iMac, the iPod, iPad, and iPhone, and the man behind the astonishing success of the computer animation firm Pixar, makers of Toy Story and …

Steve Jobs

Why Dharamsala never ceases to amaze me

Even after four visits over three years to Dharamsala and its surroundings, there's still is so much more to discover<p>The last thing one should expect …

Dalai Lama

This Tibetan Nun Had A Sexual Awakening After An Ayurvedic Massage In India & Is Now A Fetish Queen

There's a lot of strange goings on in the world - There's birds that sound like chainsaws, there's MSG, you know the drill. But if I had to choose …

Religion

Why the Dalai Lama matters

Despite a historical political identity entwined with China, Tibet has traditionally looked towards India for economic and spiritual sustenance. …

Religion

The World’s Happiest Man Reveals The Secret To Happiness We Can All Learn A Lot From Him

Happiness might have a different meaning for different people but what's common between us all is that we're all in our own pursuit of happiness. But …

Matthieu Ricard

A spiritual adviser describes what it was like to help an Arkansas death row inmate prepare to die

Just before his execution in Arkansas on April 24, Jack Jones ate a final meal of fried chicken, potato logs with tarter sauce, beef jerky bites, three candy bars, a chocolate milkshake, and fruit punch—or at least that’s what was reported in the news.<p>But it’s not true.<p>According to the only person …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Are Buddhists Also Atheists?

If <i>atheism</i> is the absence of belief in a God or gods, then many Buddhists are, indeed, atheists.<p>Buddhism is not about either believing or not …

Religion

Is There “Instant” Enlightenment?

By Deepak Chopra, MD<p>Most people look upon enlightenment—whatever the term means to them-as remote, exotic, and unattainable without extreme effort. Enlightenment is the state a Tibetan Buddhist monk may reach after decades of mediation, or a yogi performing esoteric practices in a cave in the …

Consciousness

What Does Karma Mean to Buddhists?

<i>Karma</i> is a word everyone knows, yet few in the West understand what it means. Westerners too often think it means "fate" or is some kind of cosmic …

Religion

China’s touchiness over the Dalai Lama is in line with its aim of usurping Tibetan Buddhism

Chinese are working relentlessly to undermine authority of the Dalai Lama. Their intransigent campaign could mean that Beijing appoints his spiritual …

Tibetan Buddhism

Celebrating Buddha’s teachings

BUDDHISM’S spread through China was attributed to Emperor Hanming in the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). It is said that he saw in a dream a god whose …

Ancient History

Why Buddhism can be as violent as any other religion

The country of Myanmar provides a good example of my view that the true nature of a religion becomes visible when that religious group is in the …

Asia

Dalai Lama will pick successor "soon," China has no say on issue: Tibetan President Lobsang Sangay

<b>New Delhi:</b> The Dalai Lama will himself pick his successor, which may happen "soon", President of the Tibetan government-in-exile Lobsang Sangay said …

Religion

The MMA fighter who beat up a tai-chi master didn’t win the fight

The fighting monks of Shaolin Monastery in the Pagoda Forest on Song Mountain in China are globally adored. They’re real but have been made mythical in countless martial-arts movies and the Wu Tang Clan’s hip-hop.<p>Now, their ancient arts are allegedly threatened by the new. The Shaolin fighting …

Zen

How to Practice Right Speech Anywhere, Anytime, and With Anyone

Mastering our minds begins with mastering our mouths. We spend the first 10 years of our lives learning “elementary right speech”: how to interact …

Language

50 Years of Marriage and Mindfulness

WOODSTOCK, N.Y. — The lawn goldfish, to use Ganden Thurman’s name for his parents’ three temple dogs, were trailing Nena Thurman in a wheezing cortege. Ms. Thurman’s husband, Robert Thurman, the Buddhist scholar and activist, made his way down the twisting stairs of their idiosyncratic handmade …

Lifestyle

Romancing Aloneness: How to Be Alone Like a Buddhist.

If we cannot see ourselves, how do we expect others to see us clearly? If we cannot be alone, how can we truly enjoy being with people? The contrast …

Mindfulness

In the Search for Diversity, Have We Been Asking the Wrong Questions?

A few years ago I attended a gathering of mostly white Buddhists, where I was met with a stunning lack of community. It seemed to me that there was …

Religion

Five tips from the ‘happiest man on earth’.

Renowned expert and author on compassion and happiness Matthieu Ricard, who himself took part in seminal research in the connections between neuroscience and contentment, is often called the ‘happiest man on earth'.

Matthieu Ricard

3 Techniques for Overcoming Anxiety

Anxiety is stifling. Being on edge affects every facet of life, from existential crises to overreacting when the barista gets an order wrong. Yet as …

Tibetan Buddhism

We're All A Bit Mental (And I'm Okay With That)

I can't overstate how happy I am that mental health is not only a topic of conversation these days, but a source of hope for the future. A future in which we're a little more candid about the awkward things we think and feel, and better placed to understand both ourselves and each other.<p>One of my …

Alan Watts

An Animated Alan Watts Waxes Philosophical About Time in The Fine Art of Goofing Off, the 1970s “Sesame Street for Grown-Ups”

<i>Time is a measure of energy, a measure of motion. And we have agreed internationally on the speed of the clock. And I want you to think about clocks</i> …

Alan Watts

China conducts demolitions at Tibetan Buddhist study site

Chinese authorities in southwestern Sichuan province have evicted followers and razed hundreds of homes at one of the world's largest centers of …

Tibetan Buddhism

Watch: The “Buddhist pop song” that took sixth at Eurovision

Italian pop artist Francesco Gabbani sings about <i>Buddha</i>, <i>nirvana</i>, and <i>mantras</i> in his critically-acclaimed indictment of Western consumerism.<p>On Saturday, …

Religion

YES TO POSSIBILITIES

<i>I confess to not being open to the present moment and the potential therein.</i><p>All of the realized masters that I have had the good fortune to encounter …

Spirituality

Prosperity built upon farming pigs

Nyingchi, in the Tibet autonomous region's southeast, is known for its pigs. For families living in the city's more remote villages, pork sales …

Tibetan Buddhism

Phap Duyen Tu: The Buddha Shrine of Oakland in Oakland, California

In an effort to discourage crime, vandalism, and dumping on their street corner, an Oakland resident set up a small Buddha statue that his wife …

Weird

Rooting for a special La Salle graduate

The other day I received an unexpected gift, an honor, really. At lunch a former student whom I respect profoundly and root for unabashedly, said to …

Tibetan Buddhism

Borobudur: The world's largest Buddhist temple in 8 amazing images

Architect of time<p>Borobudur, in Central Java, Indonesia, is the world’s largest Buddhist temple. It was built by the Kings of the Sailendra Dynasty …

Spirituality