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Buddhism

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  • Taiwan Buddhists transform plastic waste

    Taiwan Buddhists transform plastic waste
    Millions of discarded plastic bottles that might normally land in Taiwan's trash are being diverted into the hands of Buddhists, becoming items of transformation — although not of a strictly spiritual nature. Thousands of religious volunteers...
  • Denis Johnson's carefully arranged derangement

    Denis Johnson's carefully arranged derangement
    Denis Johnson tends to let his work speak for itself. Since the publication of his debut novel, "Angels," in 1983 he's written some of the most essential books in contemporary American literature, but he doesn't often talk about them. "My general policy,"...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Oldest Boy' by Sarah Ruhl

    Sarah Ruhl's new play, "The Oldest Boy," is extremely imaginative and hypnotically beautiful, but the plot is a puzzler. An American woman, the wife of a Tibetan man, is visited by a high-ranking Buddhist priest and informed that her three-year-old son is...
  • Film Review: 'So Be It'

    A fascinating documentary about the role of Buddhism in Thai society, "So Be It" follows the experiences of two young boys learning about life through close contact with the faith. Made by the high-profile indie team of helmer Kongdej Jaturanrasmee ("P-...
  • Fire ceremony, sacred mandala mark Buddhist monks' visit and celebrations

    Fire ceremony, sacred mandala mark Buddhist monks' visit and celebrations
    Laguna Beach's Neighborhood Congregational Church is the epicenter of this week's celebration honoring a group of Buddhist monks. For four years, the church has sponsored visits from Tibetan Buddhist monks, providing support and housing, according to...
  • Interfaith gathering atones

    Interfaith gathering atones
    On Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, six representatives of different religions, and an atheist, gathered to discuss religion and what it has to "atone" for. The Saturday afternoon panel discussion at Santaluces High School in...
  • Getty Institute helps save China's Mogao Grottoes from tourism's impact

    Hewn by hand out of a cliff face in the Gobi Desert starting about 1,700 years ago, China's most spectacular cache of Buddhist caves has endured countless assaults over the centuries — earthquakes and floods, plundering foreign explorers and even...
  • Deadly attack raises concern about growth of 'evil cults' in China

    Wu Shuoyan was waiting for her husband and their 7-year-old son at a McDonald's when she posted a note on a social media site: "I met some crazy people." Twenty minutes later, she lay dead on the floor, beaten to death with a metal pole. Authorities say...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway

    Justice Elena Kagan's wonderful dissent in Greece v. Galloway
    Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
  • Mary Zimmerman, theater director

    Mary Zimmerman, theater director
    When it comes to creating stories on the stage, Mary Zimmerman is a master. But the Tony Award-winning director is very specific about the tales she chooses to tell. "One thing I really like is to try to stage the impossible," says Zimmerman, 53,...
  • In China, a park warns citizens away from cults

    In China, a park warns citizens away from cults
    Along the banks of the Ou River in this coastal Chinese city is a pleasant if ordinary green space that would hardly merit much attention except for the striking sign out front: Anti-Cult Theme Park. “Worship Science,” suggests a message...