1. Northwest Wanderings: Igniting the energy of healing
"Fire is a great transmuter of energy. Like all the elements -- earth, air, water and fire -- it gives life but it can also take life," says shaman Llyn Roberts.
2. Is Burma's Anti-Muslim Violence Led by "Buddhist Neo-Nazis"?
"Buddhist neo-Nazi" sounds like a contradiction in terms. But in Burma, vicious anti-Muslim sentiment has been on the rise, and Buddhist extremists are responsible for attacking Muslims and burning down their houses and mosques , a state of affairs that was largely ignored until Anonymous launched a Twitter campaign to teach the world about the ... (more)
3. Buddha smile and a frown
Narendra Modi accompanied by the head priest during a visit to the Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto on Sunday.
4. The environmental impact of traditional Chinese religion
In the thousands of years of its history, Chinese religion and culture have evolved and integrated to become what they are today: A tradition that is part of the daily life of a typical Chinese individual.
5. Buddhist group finds a quiet place in Broome
Buddhist group finds a quiet place in Broome Members of Binghamton's Buddhist meet weekly for group meditation Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1tSOxAD The Binghamton Buddhist group meets at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the First Congregational Church of Binghamton located at 30 Main Street.
6. Moscow warns Dalai Lama: - No politics'
The Dalai Lama "must fully distance himself from politics" if he wants to visit Russia, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has said, a stance echoing China's position while appeasing Buddhists at home.
7. Three admit to murder of prominent Tibetan religious leader in China: lawyer
Three Tibetans in China have pleaded guilty to involvement in the death of a prominent religious leader and two other people, a lawyer representing the victims' families said on Friday, in Tibet's most closely watched murder case in decades.
8. Talk on Modern Buddhism at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek
The Free Public Talk on Modern Buddhism entitled 'A Better Life' is being presented by Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Sangye on Monday from 7.30pm until 8.45pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek.
9. Buddhist Rebirth
Many people associate Buddhism with reincarnation, but in fact, the Buddha taught the concept of rebirth , which is slightly different.
10. The Rise of a Rinpoche
Phakyab Rinpoche, a high-ranking Tibetan lama living in Jackson Heights, Queens, tucks his feet under him on the carpet of his living room-turned-temple and recounts how it all began.
11. on Crazy Wisdom
In 1983, ChA gyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the controversial lama who introduced Tibetan Buddhism to North America in the tumultuous early 1970s, asked one of his students, the director Johanna Demetrakas, to make a "Shambhala film."
12. Ousting one monk won't save the clergy
With reform being the mantra of the moment, it was no surprise when the military junta finally cast its stern eye onto a clergy that is plagued by corruption and wayward monks.
13. Vajrayana Center to host Medicine Buddha series Aug. 20-23
Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist Beach Center welcomes the return of His Holiness Grudrag Khentrul Rinpoche for a series of empowerments, teachings, and transmissions of the entire and complete Medicine Buddha practice.
14. Book review: '10% Happier'
Imagine that, with the prestige of your job, you can have contact with just about any spiritual leader in the world.
15. Dumfries aid worker deported in religion row
Karina Holt spent a terrifying six hours being grilled by police after they received a tip-off about the deity design on her back.
16. Engaged Buddhism and community ecology
For the most part, Buddhists have historically been less concerned with explaining the world than with generating personal peace and enlightenment.
17. How a wealthy Jewish princess changed the face of Buddhism: Part 1
Ilse Lederman was born in 1923; she was a wealthy secular Jewish Princess who even attended the 1936 World Olympics in Berlin.
18. Politico: Burma's bumpy road - Joe Schatz
Allan Lokos and Susanna Weiss, two New Yorkers who run a meditation center on the Upper West Side, arrived in Myanmar in December 2012 eager to explore a nation just emerging from decades of military rule.
19. Vajrayana meditation linked with Tibetan Buddhism can enhance cognitive performance
Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of body and mind.