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  • Mummified meditating monk
    Scan of Buddhist statue reveals meditating monk inside
    A 1,000 year old statue of Buddha was being examined by researchers in Holland when they made a shocking discovery: hidden inside of the statue was a mummy of a monk in a meditative pose.Researchers took the mummy to the Meander Medical Center in...
  • Balinese temple by the sea
    Indonesia's dramatically striking sacred spaces
    Indonesia is filled with many temple complexes, and you can certainly get "templed out" if you are not careful.The major temple complexes in Java, one Hindu and one Buddhist, are among the most important temple complexes in the world. In...
  • Buddha
    Recurrence causes pause for total awareness
    Have we ever wondered how our reoccurring circumstances, relationship similarities, and challenges enter our lives without us really trying to find them again? By reviewing the state of our emotional body and examining the principles of "...
  • The Heart Of Zen
    Keith Martin on 'The Heart of Zen'
    1. What was your prime motivation and inspiration for creating your book, "The Heart of Zen"?Jun Po Roshi has been my teacher and friend since we first met in 2007. His very unique teaching style and insight, which centers around...
  • Evolving Dharma
    Jay Michaelson on 'Evolving Dharma'
    1. What was your prime motivation and inspiration in creating your new book "Evolving Dharma Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment?"This is really the book I wanted to write right now. I wanted to tell the story...
  • Dalai Lama to visit Bay Area in February
    Dalai Lama to visit Bay Area in February
    The Dalai Lama, world-renowned teacher, peacemaker, and leader of the Gelugpa branch of Tibetan Buddhism, will be in the San Francisco Bay Area in February, and will make public appearances in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Santa Clara. His Holiness...
  • Susan Sarandon talks with the Buddhist leader His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa in NY
    Susan Sarandon talks with the Buddhist leader His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa in NY
    Last night, at New York City's Rubin Museum of Art, Academy Award-winning actress and long-time activist Susan Sarandon welcomed the revered Buddhist leader His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpato have a discussion about women's rights,...
  • SInging Bowls Meditation at Five Sisters
    Where to find meditation classes and groups in Miami, Florida
    With growing awareness of the physical and mental health benefits associated with meditation, there is no reason to procrastinate about beginning a meditation practice. While many people simply begin to meditate on their own, perhaps following...
  • Seven sites conjure the magic of Chiang Mai
    Seven sites conjure the magic of Chiang Mai
    Surrounded by lush forested mountains in the highlands of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai has been important since its turbulent days as a royal capital. It has endured being an international trading epicenter, Japanese occupation during World War...
  • Exploring north Vietnam from top down
    Exploring north Vietnam from top down
    The north of Vietnam is different from its southern half. For over a thousand years, the culturally Chinese Confucius and Buddhist north was a separate kingdom from their Khmer Buddhist cousins in the south. Although the south was tropical year...
  • Daruma or Dharma dolls
    Daruma dolls: A Buddhist tradition for the New Year
    As we ponder our New Year’s resolutions many people in Japan aren observing a Buddhist tradition. They begin by buying a papier mâché figure known as a daruma or dharma doll that will serve as a reminder of goals and wishes for the year...
  • Phillip Moffitt
    Chicago Cultural Center hosts mindfulness author
    Next month, the Chicago Cultural Center will be hosting Phillip Moffitt, author and meditation teacher. He will be leading a meditation session and discussion based on his new book, Emotional Chaos to Clarity: How to Live More Skillfully, Make...
  • Building an inexpensive but awesome chicken coop- Celtic Buddhist style.
    Building an inexpensive but awesome chicken coop- Celtic Buddhist style.
    Celtic Buddhism is a do-it-yourself type religion, in that we don't call in a "professional" to tell us how to live spiritually. We know we can and in fact must make this journey ourselves. The people of Bangor and northern Maine are...
  • Temple
    Eurasian countries moving towards legalizing LGBT marriage (Video)
    In an unprecedented ceremony, two women were married in a Buddhist temple in Taiwan recently, setting a new standard in a country often considered less sophisticated than the U.S.Although marriage equality is not fully legalized, Taiwan, Vietnam...
  • Buddhist prayers
    A Buddhist prayer of forgiveness
    Forgiving other people is easy most of the time. They show remorse, apologize, and then you forgive them. Asking others for forgiveness is a bit more difficult, but still not truly hard to do. When you wrong someone, you feel remorse and you...