Tibetan Buddhism

China Blocks the Dalai Lama’s Free iPhone App

Have you ever wondered "Where in the world is the Dalai Lama?" Now you can track him by downloading his free app—but not if you live in China.<p>Users …


With Digital Tools, Students Take Learning Into Their Own Hands

With a few clicks on a laptop, the University of Virginia student teams displayed their final digital projects on big screens in the Rotunda’s Dome …

National Endowment for the Humanities

Brain-Wave Treatment for Alzheimer's Is Promising, but the First Human Subject Is Left Behind

Peg Gleason, who is 83 and lives in San Francisco, was the first to sign up for the initial human trial of an MIT-backed experimental treatment for …

Liberal View

10 notable novels for your holiday reading list

Here are 10 notable fiction books — in no particular order — that you might want to dive into this holiday season.<p><b>Literary fiction</b><p><b>My Absolute Darling</b> …


Reincarnation of Tibetan living Buddhas well managed

A ten-year-old regulation governing the appointment of Tibetan living Buddhas has named more than 60 incarnates and minimized struggles and cheating …

News (China)

Review: 'The Last Dalai Lama'

In 1979, when His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama made his first public appearance in North America, at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New …


Image of Asia: Praying with incense sticks in Beijing

In this photo by Associated Press photographer Mark Schiefelbein, visitors hold incense sticks as they pray at the Yonghegong Lama Temple in …


The Dalai Lama Receives KISS Humanitarian Award 2017

The KISS Humanitarian Award 2017 was presented to His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS), Bhubaneswar on …


Crestone End of Life Project

Open-air cremations in Colorado's self-proclaimed spiritual mecca.<p>Cremation and traditional burial remain the two most common ways of disposition …


A Buddhist guide to the cycle of birth, death and rebirth and how to escape it.

The former director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, describes a Tibetan Buddhist painting of the Wheel of Life - a guide to the cycle of birth, death and rebirth and how to escape it.<p><i>In BBC Radio 4's</i> Living With The Gods<i>, Neil MacGregor traces 40,000 years of believing and belonging.</i>


Nepal / China

How mountains become borders<p>This is what the night sky looks like when you’re 12,000 feet above sea level. There is almost no light pollution because there are barely any people up here, deep in the Himalayan mountains.<p>Those who do live in this rugged area aren’t here by chance. Most have ancestors …


Buddhism Buddhist concepts you should know about

Buddhism is a highly embraced religion nowadays, and many choose to convert to it because of the concepts it is based on and, somewhat ironically, …


Sacred outlook – Seeing beyond ordinary perception in modern culture, and American Buddhism

‘Beware of confining yourself to a particular belief and denying all else, for much good would elude you – indeed, the knowledge of reality would …


China’s cultural debt to a Nepalese artist in the 13th-century court of Kublai Khan | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

The neighbourhood of Fuchengmen, just west of central Beijing, no longer bears any resemblance to Kublai Khan’s majestic Yuan dynasty capital of …

News (China)

Watch This Ice City Come Alive with Colorful Lights

Brave the sub-zero temperatures at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China.<p>Winters can be harsh in Heilongjiang, China’s most northeastern province, bordering Siberian Russia.<p>The residents of Harbin, Heilongjiang’s capital, brighten the long, frigid months by carving …


China to get extreme toilet makeover to boost tourism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Thinking about visiting China but worried about how bad the toilets are?<p>You may be relieved, in more than one way, to hear that the country's leader is on your side.<p>President Xi Jinping, now a bathroom aficionado after frequent visits to inspect the facilities in rural homes, has announced …


Dalai Lama to Obama: 'You are young and can do a lot'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former US President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama on Friday in India, where they discussed "compassion and altruism," according to a representative from the Tibetan spiritual leader's office.<p>The meeting in New Delhi was the sixth between the two Nobel Peace Prize laureates, and the …

U.S. Politics

BBC Radio 4 - Living With The Gods, The Wheel Of Life

A Tibetan Buddhist guide to the cycle of birth, death and rebirth and how to escape it. Narrated by Neil MacGregor.


5 reasons Bhutan is worth the US$250 daily fee

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bhutan's strategy of "low volume, high quality" tourism has made it a highly regarded destination among discerning travelers.<p>It costs an official US$250 per day per person to sample the charms of this isolated Himalayan kingdom, an amount that includes land transport, accommodations, food …


Mobile mindfulness: An unscientific review of the Headspace meditation app | Ars Technica

I once scoffed at heady mindfulness practices. Now, I meditate every day.<p>It's hard to anticipate stressful times in life before they happen. …


#599: Visualizing Bardo States from the Tibetan Book of the Dead in VR

Every culture around the world has their own beliefs around what happens to us after we die, and virtual reality may be a great medium to explore all …


Tibetans take train home after journey of pilgrimage or travelling

Passengers of Tibetan ethnic group sit on a train in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 29, 2017. Tibetans from Qinghai and Gansu …


I Did a 40-Day Yoga and Meditation Challenge — Here's What I Learned

Just over a month ago, I felt like I was in sort of a workout rut. Walking out of a hot yoga class one night, I was stopped by a friend who asked me if I had heard about the 40 Days program. As in, yoga guru Baron Baptiste's 40 Days to Personal Revolution. My local studio was launching a group …


Van Jones’s 10 Favorite Books

<i>Bookseller</i> <i>One Grand Books</i> <i>has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island, and they’ve shared the results with Vulture.</i> …


Why America Needs Love

CNN’s political commentator Van Jones and Buddhist teacher Lama Tsomo on why love lays the ground for real dialogue and change.The post Why America …


Savasana for Deep Relaxation and Discovery

The end of the year arrives quickly, and often we feel a sense of urgency. Our pace quickens, both individually and collectively. In order to …


The Kenneth Arnold Files: Part I - Venusian Encounters

<b>The Kenneth Arnold Files: Part I - Venusian Encounters</b><p><i>By Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray”</i><p><i>Note: Dr. Keller will be presenting a lecture,</i> …


A Look Inside China’s Effort to Preserve Historical Mongolian Manuscripts

Various projects are attempting to digitize the more than 200,000 volumes of Mongolian books and documents in the country<p>Comment on this Story


Tibetan Buddhist monks study 19th Party congress

Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns in Qinghai and Sichuan provinces were recently organized to study the report to the 19th National Congress, which …


How Do We Know What’s True?

<i>Janna R. White & Wendy Hasenkamp—</i><p>In May 2016 the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> published an interactive online tool called “Blue Feed, Red Feed” that allowed …

Matthieu Ricard