Buddhism

30 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Thích Nhất Hạnh

When I think of Thích Nhất Hạnh, words like – stillness, love, compassion, peace and oneness, come to mind.<p>And even though these are some really …

Religion

10 Eye-Opening Life Lessons Learned From A Buddhist Monk

Life presents challenges occasionally, as every Buddhist Monk will share.<p>We can turn these into strengths, with some guidance. A Buddhist Monk offers …

Religion

Nurse deported from Sri Lanka 'over Buddha tattoo' wins compensation

A British woman has won nearly £4,000 in compensation from a Sri Lankan court after being wrongly deported for having a Buddha tattoo on her …

Asia

I’m Jewish and Buddhist. This Is How I Pray

As a Jubu (Jewish Buddhist), I give a lot of thought to how I want to celebrate Jewish holidays and pray. This year, I joined a synagogue for the …

Jewish Culture

Failure and success are cousins

No one likes suffering. We try to get rid of any kind of pain and suffering at every turn. An entire industry sprang up around reducing the pain …

J. K. Rowling

7 Steps to Overcoming Attachment and Letting Go with Meditation

I organized these 7 steps based on what I believe to be the best order to meditate on each topic. Keep in mind, though, this isn’t set in stone, so …

Religion

8 Japanese-Inspired Spaces We Love

The small archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has had a big influence on architects and designers across the globe, from São Paulo to the Czech Republic.

São Paulo

More than 2K pieces of the 'Buddha' found in box in China

When Siddhartha Gautama, aka the Buddha, died 2,600 years ago, legend has it that he was cremated and his remains split up among eight royal families, then eventually dispersed to several different countries.<p>Now scientists in Jingchuan County, China, say they've found a box with thousands of pieces …

Archaeology

Buddha Buzz

<b>Sinking Stupa</b><p>Onlookers in central Myanmar caught a Buddhist pagoda’s final moments on camera as it sank into the Irrawaddy River this summer. Recent …

Religion

Tibetan Master Patrul Rinpoche Outlines Three Unique Paths to Enlightenment

The great Tibetan lama Patrul Rinpoche was a widely revered and much respected teacher, and people gathered around him to receive his wisdom and …

Happiness

‘Buddha’s remains’ are found in ceramic box buried by ancient monks

What is in the box? (Picture Getty)Cremated remains which might belong to the man we now know as the Buddha have been unearthed in China, and are …

Archaeology

Meet a Sangha: Red Rose Sangha

<b>City:</b> Lancaster, Pennsylvania <b><br>Tradition:</b> Zen (White Plum Asanga; Zen Peacemakers Sangha) <b><br>Year Founded:</b> 1993 <b><br>Number of Members:</b> 25 <b><br>Meeting Place:</b> Basement …

Religion

Myanmar and Buddhist extremism

There is a desperate humanitarian crisis underway in Myanmar, centring around the Rohingya Muslims.<p>There is what has been described as a “textbook …

Religion

Cremated Remains of the 'Buddha' Discovered in Chinese Village

The cremated remains of what an inscription says is the Buddha, also called Siddhārtha Gautama, have been discovered in a box in Jingchuan County, …

Archaeology

Dalai Lama: We need an education of the heart

When the president of the United States says “America first,” he is making his voters happy. I can understand that. But from a global perspective, this statement isn’t relevant. Everything is interconnected today.<p>The new reality is that everyone is interdependent with everyone else. The United …

Dalai Lama

Donald Grayston: Peace-maker, peace-disturber, RIP

Donald Grayston made a difference. He did so as an Anglican parish priest and as an intellectual leader among liberal Christians on the West Coast of …

Canadian News

In London, Buddhist kung fu nuns show how they are teaching Indian woman to fight off sexual predators

Buddhist nuns swapped their maroon robes for black belts on Thursday, performing somersaults, high kicks, splits and punches to demonstrate how they …

News (China)

The secrets of a happy life from Matthieu Ricard – the happiest person in the world

Everyone is in the proverbial path of pursuing happiness. Some look for it in money, some in material goods, others in success, yet some others in …

Happiness

Balancing Act: A Conversation with Jack Kornfield

<i>Jack Kornfield, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and one of the most well-known teachers of Buddhism in the West. He’s a founding teacher of</i> …

Happiness

Buddhism Interesting facts about Buddhism

Buddhism is a complex religion, and it gives you the opportunity learn about some interesting aspects of life, helping you gain a totally different …

Religion

Staff Picks: Megan Billings, Deputy Editor, Gear Patrol Studios

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> As a collective, the Gear Patrol staff is a wealth of knowledge about products. This series is our way of showcasing and sharing our …

Thich Nhat Hanh

12 Things You Cling To That Block Your Inner Peace

<i>A guest post by Steve Waller.</i>Take a deep breath and try to hold it for as long as you can.Go on… do it now.The longer you go, the harder it becomes. …

Mind

My Dog, the Zen Master

by Julie Bolitho<p>The night I adopted my first rescue dog, I sobbed. I was 23, newly married, and felt like what I imagine a new mother feels like. I …

Religion

Be Free Now: An interview with Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, one of the leading Buddhist teachers of our time, talks to Melvin McLeod about the hopeful message in his new book: we can have joy …

Happiness

Hong Kong banker turned Buddhist nun on how being held at gunpoint in Indonesia changed her life | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

<b>From Kent to college</b> I was born in Whitstable (south­­east England) in 1966, the eldest of three. My childhood was quite traditional: Dad earned the …

News (China)

My dad was the Tibetan 'Godfather' — what am I?

A crow saved my father's life.<p>While he was escaping Tibet in 1958, my pala (father in Tibetan) Tsering Dorjee Wangkhang got lost and separated from …

Religion

Oriental philosophy shapes the works of American artist

LIKE many public spaces in Shanghai, Jing’an Sculpture Park on Beijing Road W. is filled with elderly women dancing in the mornings or evenings, and …

News (China)

This is Your EGO’s Worst Addiction and How You Can Escape It

Plus, Tony Robbin’s answer to a question I’ve never heard him asked beforePhoto by Ashley BatzIt was late at night, and I was laying in bed thinking …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Militant Buddhism Is on the March in South-East Asia – Where Did It Come From?

Ten years after the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar, some Theravāda Buddhist monks are now preaching violence against Muslim or Hindu minorities in the …

Religion

200+ Sensational Deep & Meaningful Quotes That Make You Rethink

Sometimes in life it’s good to just stop what you’re doing, take a deep breath and get some perspective. We hope these deep and meaningful quotes …

Motivation