Buddhism

35 Things No One Told You About Becoming “Successful”

1. It’s Never As Good As You Think It Will Be<p><i>“One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation,”</i> says Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at …

Success

How Rinzai Zen Came to America

In the spring of 1932, at Nanzen-ji, in Kyoto, Japan, an American woman sitting in meditation had an awakening. After wrestling with a koan, Ruth …

Religion

Far from the Madding Crowd in Arunachal Pradesh

Nestled amidst Arunachal Pradesh’s snow-capped peaks, Mechuka offers many surprises.<p>Arunachal Pradesh Itinerary 2018 Manan Dhuldhoya | POSTED ON: …

Arunachal Pradesh

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

Johanna Warren shares the Origins of her new single, “Hopelessness Has Done Nothing For Me”: Stream

<i>Photo by ​Aubrey Gigandot</i><i>Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest single.</i>There’s a lot that …

Music

Conserving the Inner Ecology

<b>Buddhadasa Bhikkhu</b> (1906-1993), one of the modern Thai sangha’s most provocative interpreters of Buddhist thought, formed a wilderness tradition all …

Religion

Why so many Americans think Buddhism is just a philosophy

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, …

Religion

Buddhist monk ‘still smiling’ two months after his death

These incredible images show a deceased Buddhist monk, apparently smiling two months after his death.<p>Revered monk Luang Phor Pian died aged 92 on …

Religion

The Autistic Buddha: An Interview

<b>The UK writer Thomas Clements recently published a book titled The Autistic Buddha. I wanted to find out more about the book, so I contacted Thomas</b> …

Autism

Trump to face mixed welcome at elite Davos gathering

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — In Davos this week, participants can experience "a day in the life of a refugee." Or hear about ways to uphold the Paris climate accord and promote free trade. Or rub elbows with any number of leaders of African countries.<p>Enter Donald Trump.<p>The World Economic Forum in …

Finance

Lecture Series - Early Buddhist Meditation: A Philosophical Investigation | H-Buddhism | H-Net

This term the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies (A Recognised Independent Centre of the University of Oxford) wil be presenting a series of five …

Religion

Buddhist sites need a facelift, say Indian tour operators

The Buddhist heritage sites in the Visakhapatnam region have the potential to draw tourists from across the globe. All that is needed is provision of …

India

Leaving the Shore of Illusion

As a child, Buddhist practitioner Leslie Davis escaped her painful reality by daydreaming. Through meditation, she’s learned to resist the urge to …

Mindfulness

Zen and the Art of Creating the Future

I have been deeply interested in Zen since my late teens. When I moved to Japan in my late 20s, ultimately spending 3 ½ years there, the reasons …

Zen

7 Points Meditation Posture

In the article ‘how to live a meaningful life‘ we discussed the benefits of meditation in order to bring transformation in life. There are several …

Meditation

4 Most Powerful Mantras for Meditation

Powerful Meditation Mantras<p>There are many mantras on the internet for every need. You can find the mantras for wealth; mantras for health; mantras …

Meditation

Return to China: One reporter finds a nation that has gone from bicycles to bullet trains

For a visiting journalist, the country of today feel worlds away from the China she first encountered decades earlier.<p>January 21, 2018 Shanghai, …

China

Explosives at Bodhgaya: Dalai Lama was not target, says probe

Security officials at the monaster (Photo by Ashok Sinha)<p>Primary investigation by state and central agencies into the recovery of two live bombs near …

Terrorism

Where China Built Its Bomb, Dark Memories Haunt the Ruins

JINYINTAN, China — Among the yak herds and Tibetan Buddhism prayer flags dotting the windswept highlands of northwestern China stand the ruins of a remote, hidden city that vanished from the maps in 1958.<p>The decaying clusters of workshops, bunkers and dormitories are remnants of Plant 221, also …

China

Steve Bannon's Irrelevant now, but who was He?

by February 5, 2018, Issue<p>And will his parade go on?<p>Who is Steve Bannon? That’s a question that is of less and less interest with each passing hour. …

Steve Bannon

Parish Notes

Please send items for Parish Notes to weekend@thestarphoenix.com with the words “Parish Notes” in the subject line. Submission deadline is the Friday …

Saskatoon

Khadro-la, The State Oracle of Tibet, on Meditation, Dealing with Aggression and Bodhicitta.

She is called Khadro-la. Her title is Rangjung Neljorma – self-arisen dakini. She is also the state oracle of Tsering Chenga, the goddess protector …

Religion

Mystic Mantra: The daily life of dojo

Once upon a time some novice monk went up to a great Zen master and asked the question, “Where is the best dojo?” To which the master snapped, “Your …

Zen

2 Bombs Found in Bodh Gaya Amid Tight Security for Dalai Lama

Two bombs were found from the Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre near Gaya, on Friday night, following a small explosion-like sound amid stringent security …

Religion

The Miracle of Mindful Meditation

Live Webcast<p>Can’t make it to this program? Tune in Thursday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. New York time for a free live video webcast. Viewers are …

Meditation

The Way of Freedom

<i>Mahamudra</i>, or “great seal,” is a term used in Vajrayana Buddhism to refer to the mark, or nature, of all experience: emptiness. Mahamudra practice is …

Religion

How the CEO of Barstool Sports beat out 74 men to land her dream job, and lost lots of friends in the process

• <b>Erika Nardini is the CEO of Barstool Sports, a sometimes controversial website with content featuring "stuff guys talk about at a bar": sports, girls, news.</b>• <b><br>Before Barstool, she followed a fairly traditional career path in advertising.</b>• <b><br>She's been a vice president at Yahoo and CMO at AOL.</b><p>For a lot of …

Advertising

Max Siedentopf offers silly but significant advice in his latest series, Instructions for World Peace

We’re just about at the point in January where most have given up on hopeful New Year’s Resolutions. But don’t feel guilty for dismissing the healthy …

Religion

Opening 2019: Ireland’s first Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Co Cork

News (Ireland)

Dance drama highlights Tibetan culture

<i>Thangka,</i> an original dance drama presented by Qinghai province's cultural department, made its Beijing debut at Poly Theater on Wednesday.<p>The …

News (China)