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  • Joshu Sasaki Roshi dies at 107; monk brought strict form of Zen Buddhism to U.S.

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi dies at 107; monk brought strict form of Zen Buddhism to U.S.
    When an obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago, he carried little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an invitation to teach Zen. But the trappings of his life would not always be so simple. At centers he...
  • Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to U.S., dies at 107

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to U.S., dies at 107
    Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a leading figure in Zen Buddhism in America whose legacy was later complicated by allegations of sexual abuse, has died. He was 107. Roshi died Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Gento Steve...
  • Indiana law allows Satanists to perform marriages, but not Buddhists

    Indiana law allows Satanists to perform marriages, but not Buddhists
    An Indiana law is "irrational" and "absurd" for allowing Satanists to perform legal marriages while making it a crime for Buddhists and humanists to do the same, a federal appeals court said this week. It's been a rough few months for state marriage...
  • The 5 most beguiling-weird-curious works at LACMA's new Korean show

    The 5 most beguiling-weird-curious works at LACMA's new Korean show
    Depictions of torture in hell, a graceful screen of mountains that feels contemporary and a snarling lion holding a mirror that reflects your misdeeds. The L.A. County Museum of Art's exhibition "Treasures From Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon...
  • LACMA's lovely show on Korea in a time of transformation

     LACMA's lovely show on Korea in a time of transformation
    How remarkable that a simple piece of undecorated, fired white clay can be a riveting work of art. Yet there it is, beckoning quietly from a vitrine near the start of "Treasures From Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910." The large...
  • In Theory: Shunning the idea of an atheist-in-law

    A section of a recent Pew Center Research poll on political polarization and family life asked Americans how they would react if a member of their immediate family told them they were going to marry one of the following: an atheist, a gun owner, someone...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Out of the mud, a temple grows

    Out of the mud, a temple grows
    The five gilded figures of Buddha sat cross-legged under sheets of plastic, lips curved in half-smiles of silent joy. The room around them, however, was anything but silent. A nail gun rattled, a hydraulic lift groaned and a half-dozen Buddhist nuns and...