7 hrs ago
The essence of Indonesia
Borobudur, a ninth-century Buddhist monument, is the largest Buddhist temple in the world.
8 hrs ago
Logic and Buddhist metaphysics
Buddhist metaphysics and modern symbolic logic might seem strange bedfellows. Indeed they are.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Crossing the border for a lesson in silent meditation
After reading about Suan Mokkh Meditation Retreat in Thailand's Surat Thani province, founded by the monk Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, Nathan Thompson decided to sign up.
The Star Press
Faith column: Giving and receiving in this generous season
December, with its celebration of Christmas and Hanukkah, seems a natural time to turn our thoughts and our hearts toward generosity.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
BUDDHISM: Display of relics of Buddha in Palm Springs
Relics from the historical Buddha - the founder of Buddhism - and 40 other Buddhist masters will be on display this weekend in Palm Springs.
Is Scientology a real religion? The UK Supreme Court says so
So Scientologist Luisa Hodkin can have her dream wedding . The Supreme Court's decision to recognise Scientology as a religion - and its ceremonies as "religious worship" for the purpose of marriage law - won't delight those who regard Scientology as an exploitative cult or a money-making scam.
What Did the Buddha Teach to Make Our Christmas Joyful?
How the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus turned into a crass commercial event lasting forty to fifty days is not difficult to understand if you do a little historical research.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine
SEA Games, Naypyitaw, Myanmar, sports, astrology, culture, Buddhism
On Wednesday, the 27th Southeast Asian Games opening ceremony will be held in the gleaming new Wunna Theikdi Stadium in the capital Naypyidaw.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Enlightenment now 5 pounds heavier: Scholars produce massive Buddhist dictionary
Creating a 1.2 million-word dictionary devoted to the principles, practices, people, places and pennings of Buddhism might seem like the kind of feat possible only through the intervention of nirmanakaya, a kind of doppelganger of the Buddha, or manomanakaya, subtle magical bodies acquired during meditation.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
I don't believe in magic
Last week I wrote a diary asking if it was possible to feel compassion for my enemies.
Buddhism and archaeology in Nepal
Archaeologists digging at Lord Buddha's birthplace have uncovered remains of the earliest ever "Buddhist shrine".
China uncovers early Buddhist architecture
Archaeologists in north China's Shanxi Province have discovered a 1,400-year-old temple where a collection of statues of the Buddha were once stored.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Traveller's Guide: Bhutan
This dramatic Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas offers culture, adventure and majestic scenery out of all proportion to its modest size, says Aoife O'Riordain Bhutan stirs a misty-eyed yearning in even the most seasoned travellers.
The Globe and Mail
The best U.S. cities to escape winter
There are plenty of locations down south to melt the winter blues away, including music-loving New Orleans.
An island of Buddhist pilgrimage
This view of Sigiriya, literally "Lion Rock" in Sinhalese, shows its 180-meter rock face and 1,200 steps to the top, where Buddhist monks worshipped until the 14th century.
Steven Speilberg, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Hollywood
Over the years, there has been a paradigm shift in its attitude towards the country.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
A first for Grand Rapids temple: 3 Buddhist monks to be ordained
Jennifer Sumner didn't know what she was after a few years ago when she started exploring different religions.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
People's Daily Online
The ethereal Longxing Temple
Several arhat figures, referring to those who have attained the goal of Buddhism, in Longxing Temple, situated in Dingxian County of north China's Hebei province.
The Japan Times
Painstaking work and a devoted team unearthed the Buddha's secret
When professor Robin Coningham's youngest son, Gus, was 5, he was asked at school what his father did.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
If looks could kill
Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpoche is second most important religious person in Buddhism after Lord Buddha.