Dalai Lama

Victoria’s Secret models’ visa denial is of their own making

Models for Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017 will be strutting the catwalk in Shanghai on Monday. Foreign media outlets have cast their eye on the …

News (China)

Dalai Lama says India, China have great potential to work together at a 'practical level'

<b>New Delhi:</b> Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said India and China have "great potential" and they could work together at a "practical …

Buddhism

Swan Song: Goldie

The drum 'n' bass icon ponders the Pearly Gates...How would you spend your last day alive? Goldie will be eating a roast in Thailand.- - -- - -<b>Where</b> …

Mick Jagger

Dalai Lama discusses education, universal responsibility at 'The World of Children' event in Delhi Firstpost Photo 1

India

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:<p>Nonfiction<p>1."Leonardo da Vinci," by Walter Isaacson …

Entertainment

A Modern Centre Of Religious Tourism: Buddha Smriti Park, Patna

<b>Buddha Smriti Park</b> or <b>Buddha Memorial Park in Patna</b> is an important centre of religious tourism in Bihar, India. A 22-acre park located on Frazer Road …

Nitish Kumar

We need to get rid of selfies – and I say that as someone who can't stop taking them

I'm waging a war against selfies; they are photos of people looking self-consciously at an image of themselves instead of into the lens.<p>Selfies are …

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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

What does it mean to be spiritual?

Spirituality has become a kind of buzzword in today’s culture, especially for the millennial generation. Increasingly, North Americans identify as …

Spirituality

The right meditation can literally reshape your brain

Contemplative exercise can improve your life by refining your mind, so it’s worth trying. But it’s also worth knowing what will work for your particular purposes.<p>An Oct. 4 study in Science Advances (pdf), led by neuroscientist Sofie Valk at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain …

Happiness

Why Russia Won't Choose Sides Between China And India

A few weeks after a military standoff between Chinese and Indian troops began near the Doklam plateau in June, the China Global Television Network, a 24 hours English-language state-owned news channel, asked why Russia had been “silent” on the matter. Granted, Moscow had made few public comments …

Russia

Ancient casket 'that could contain Buddha's remains' discovered in China

Archaeologists have reportedly uncovered a 1,000-year-old box that could potentially hold the remains of the Buddha in China.<p>Remains of Prince …

Archaeology

Trying to convince India on CPEC utility: China

BEIJING - China says it is trying to convince India on the regional benefits of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a transportation project …

China

New & Noteworthy

<b>New this week:</b><p><b>FAITH FOX</b> By Jane Gardam. (Europa, $18.) Originally published in Great Britian in 1996, this is the story of a motherless girl raised by a bevy of eccentrics — the latest novel to appear in the United States from the beloved British author. <b>USING LIFE</b> By Ahmed Naji. Illustrated by …

Books

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 …

Buddhism

12 Kindness quotes to celebrate World Kindness Day 2017

World Kindness Day is nationally recognised in the UK and falls on November 13 each year.<p>You are not a burden<p>Today is the day for the celebration of …

Compassion

A Conversation With Gene Simmons About Power and Money

KISS cofounder Gene Simmons talks about his new book 'On Power.'<p>In Gene Simmons’ new book <i>On Power: My Journey Through the Corridors of Power and How</i> …

Stan Lee

How to Manufacture an Ecotourism Paradise

In Central China’s Xiahe airport, a wall near baggage claim features a photograph of Zhagana, a Tibetan village high in the mountains of Gansu province. About 1,300 people live there, in a landscape straight out of <i>Lord of the Rings</i>—peaks of sheer rock tower above the village, conifers cover the …

Asia

Former dancer takes over podiatry clinic

As a former professional dancer, Cuban-born Yescica Livesey knows all about taking good care of your feet.<p>So it is perhaps not such a big career …

Manchester

Silent Treatment, Ghosting, and No Contact: Telling It Like...

“Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” Dalai Lama Time and again people are confusing the concepts of silent treatment, …

Relationships

Why Disney's Fireworks Shows Hit A High Note

If there’s one thing Disney’s theme parks are famous for more than cuddly characters and roller coasters it’s fireworks shows.<p>Disney’s spectacular displays often feature fireworks which explode into elaborate shapes in time with projections onto the monuments in the middle of the park. They aren’t …

Walt Disney Company

Women in Power: Reflections on Gender Politics From Taipei to Lhasa

Is Gender an Issue?<p>This question brought a trio of women in power together in Taipei, and while it can't be said that the event brought attendees any closer to an answer, a discussion that ranged across the status of women’s leadership in the Tibetan Central Government, history and contemporary …

China

Is it fair to label Bono a hypocrite over his tax affairs - or is hypocrisy just a part of life?

Bono is in the news because his tax affairs, while legal, seem to fall below the high moral ground he espouses in relation to a multiplicity of other …

News (Ireland)

Micro-aggressed by the Dalai Lama

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg<p>Ep. 7: Micro-aggressed by the Dalai Lama<p>November 10, 2017<p>Joined this time by Vulcan extraordinaire Ramesh Ponnuru, our …

Podcasting

Buddha on the Brain

The Dalai Lama is here to give a speech titled "The Neuroscience of Meditation." Over the past few years, he has supplied about a dozen Tibetan …

Liberal View

In a New Crop of Religious Books, Belief is Unbound

This fall and into the next, scholarly books in religious studies defy easy labels and reflect the eagerness of publishers to widen academic …

Religion

Author Gay Talese feels sorry for Kevin Spacey, says his accusers should ‘suck it up’

Kevin Spacey doesn’t have a lot of defenders these days, ever since multiple men accused the actor of sexual harassment. The fallout began with actor Anthony Rapp’s detailed account to BuzzFeed News of a then 26-year-old Spacey’s sexual advances toward him when he was only 14 years old.<p>But he’s …

News (U.S.)

27 Soulful Quotes to Ignite Compassion from Within

Being compassionate is about being kind towards yourself and others. Compassion can ignite your soul and make you feel good and happy. It can help …

German Philosophy

The Ravages of Nature: Human and Otherwise.

Nature is awesome – in its magnificence, and in its fury.Daily one can reflect on the tranquility in nature, or recall its ravaging impacts.Source: …

Nelson Mandela

A Minnesota couple's love story leads to a philanthropic legacy

Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst worked their way out of hard times with the goal of making a difference. Their legacy is GHR Foundation, one of …

Minneapolis