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  • Struggles of 'City of Life and Death'

    Struggles of 'City of Life and Death'
    Among the most painful chapters in modern Chinese history is Japan's 1937 invasion of Nanjing. Hundreds of thousands were killed, countless women were raped, and soldiers and civilians alike suffered unspeakable brutalities. So when Chinese writer-...
  • The God Squad: We can learn from all the great wisdom traditions

    Question: I was raised as a Christian. I can understand the relationship of Christianity to Judaism, but I wonder what you think of Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism? Some very great people have embraced those religions. What do you think happens when they...
  • Protesters rally against monk accused of assault

    Protesters rally against monk accused of assault
    Tucked away on a quiet street on the Southwest Side, Wat Dhammaram temple is usually serene, a place where Buddhists go to meditate. But on Sunday, that tranquillity at the Theravada Buddhist temple was shattered when protesters descended on the...
  • Dalai Lama to speak at University of Maryland

    Dalai Lama to speak at University of Maryland
    The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader for Tibetan Buddhists, will speak in May at the University of Maryland as part of the Sadat Lecture for Peace, an annual series that has drawn world leaders such as Madeleine Albright, Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter....
  • Review: 'A Tale for the Time Being' by Ruth Ozeki

    Review: 'A Tale for the Time Being' by Ruth Ozeki
    Ruth Ozeki's third novel, "A Tale for the Time Being," begins with writerly disappointment. Well, it also begins with a teenage girl in a fetish café texting her great-grandmother, a feminist-anarchist Buddhist nun who purports to be 104 years old....
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  • Review: 'The Huston Smith Reader' surveys a remarkable life

    Review: 'The Huston Smith Reader' surveys a remarkable life
    -------------------- The Huston Smith Reader Edited with an introduction by Jeffery Paine University of California Press: 280 pp., $29.95 -------------------- A restless curiosity about the sacred dimensions of life drove Huston Smith to seek...
  • Swastikas: For nice people?

    Swastikas: For nice people?
    Those flamboyant Raelians will go global in their own way this weekend: with a young woman in a globe. To publicize their annual "World Swastika Rehabilitation Day," the Florida Raelians will gather on Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue in Miami Beach....
  • Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'

     Review: Jim Holt's compelling 'Why Does the World Exist?'
    -------------------- Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story Jim Holt Liveright: 310 pp., $27.95 -------------------- "How old is the Universe?" Kurt Vonnegut asked in his 1973 novel "Breakfast of Champions." "It is one half-second...
  • Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'

    Review: Kay Larson's inspirational 'Where the Heart Beats'
    -------------------- Where the Heart Beats John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists Kay Larson Penguin: 477 pp., $29.95 -------------------- In the late 1940s and early 1950s, composer John Cage underwent related crises in his...
  • Buddhist monk held on $5M bail after being charged with raping girl, 15

    Buddhist monk held on $5M bail after being charged with raping girl, 15
    A Buddhist monk accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl over two years at a southwest suburban temple lured her in with the promise of work and later threatened her and paid her money to prevent her from reporting the alleged abuse, authorities said...