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  • Voices of Faith: How does one banish bad thoughts?

    VOICES OF FAITH: HOW DOES ONE BANISH BAD THOUGHTS? Lama Chuck Stanford, Rime Buddhist Center, Kansas City, Mo.: We aren't able to control the thoughts that arise in our mind any more than we are able to stop breathing. Both are inherent to our...
  • A yoga lodge, eco-sanctuary and saving whales on the 'alternative' side of Whidbey Island

    A yoga lodge, eco-sanctuary and saving whales on the 'alternative' side of Whidbey Island
    Like many Seattleites, I've done the standard Whidbey Island weekend getaway, staying at cozy cottages and at the luxurious Inn at Langley. This time I went to Whidbey for something completely different the island's alternative, New Age side. I wound my...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Ellison Banks Findly Presents Inaugural Lecture

    In her inaugural lecture on April 2 as the Scott M. Johnson '97 Distinguished Professor of Religion at Trinity College, Ellison Banks Findly examined the tension between "the worldly" and "the other worldly" in Indian culture, exploring three models for...
  • Go it alone: Experts pick their favorite solo spots

    Go it alone: Experts pick their favorite solo spots
    The prospect of solo travel might scare some people, being out in the world with no one to help navigate, to lean on in a pinch or simply to share the moments of discovery. Others love being alone on the road, free to take any detour or linger in any...
  • Review: Norton Simon's 'In the Land of Snow' is an enlightening exhibit

    Review: Norton Simon's 'In the Land of Snow' is an enlightening exhibit
    At a time when museums seem to be torn between blockbusters and specialized scholarship, it's refreshing to come across "In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas" at the Norton Simon Museum, a no-nonsense exhibition that spares the bells and...
  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; acclaimed author wrote 'The Snow Leopard'

    Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; acclaimed author wrote 'The Snow Leopard'
    Peter Matthiessen, a rich man's son who rejected a life of ease in favor of physical and spiritual challenges and produced such acclaimed works as "The Snow Leopard" and "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," died Saturday. He was 86. His publisher...
  • Tibetan monks visit Lafayette College

    Tibetan monks visit Lafayette College
    Six Tibetan monks bow their heads, lower their eyes and place their hands together in prayer position. Dressed in long, yellow and red robes, they start chanting in Tibetan in front of a handful of people at the Interfaith Chapel on Monday morning at...
  • Religion: How to talk about it properly

    Religion: How to talk about it properly
    Religion, like politics, is something polite people aren't supposed to talk about, particularly at the dinner table. And there's sound reasoning for this: Passions can flame, voices spike, dissent can explode into disputes long-festering. But if one...
  • Spring arts 2014: Art

    Spring arts 2014: Art
    MARCH 28-AUG. 25 'In the Land of Snow: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas' Pasadena's Norton Simon Museum is well-known for having the most impressive collection of European Old Master and early Modern paintings in Los Angeles. Less familiar is the museum'...
  • Irish, Japanese musicians 'forge a new path'

    Irish, Japanese musicians 'forge a new path'
    It is very difficult to say "Happy St. Patrick's Day" in Japanese. "There is no direct Japanese word for St. Patrick's Day," one scholarly Japanese friend tells me. "However, there are a number of written languages in Japanese, and one of these is...
  • Controversy marks start to Myanmar's first census in three decades

    Controversy marks start to Myanmar's first census in three decades
    TAUNGGYI, Myanmar — Wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with the national census logo, Tin Naing counted off the ethnic groups living in just one section of this regional capital in eastern Myanmar. “Bamar, Shan, Pa’o, Intha —...