| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:10 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 11:38 AM
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...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 7:52 PM
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.
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:45 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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'...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:44 AM
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...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 5:49 AM
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 —...