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  • Orlando Buddhist center hosts Enlightenment Day event

     
    The Vajrapani Buddhist Center is hosting a class on April 15 to mark the anniversary of the Buddha's demonstration of attaining enlightenment. Buddha's Enlightenment Day is an extremely important day on the Buddhist calendar; one's karmic actions are...
  • Heaven, Mormons, abuse, Tiger Woods and Jesus

     
    No, it's not the beginning of a bad joke. Here's some of what we've been reading lately: Can science explain heaven? It's apparently OK again to call Mormons…Mormons. If I could ask born-again-Buddhist golfer and allegedly-reformed-adulterer Tiger...
  • Making yoga more Christian…or Jewish…or Muslim

     
    In Southern California and elsewhere, Christians, Jews and Muslims are explicitly seeking to connect their own faiths with one of the most identifiable aspects of Hinduism and Buddhism: Yoga. The Los Angeles Times has a story about the proliferation of &#...
  • Important Buddhist artifact comes to Florida

     
    A 7-foot-tall jade statue of Buddha has arrived in South Florida. The statue, which is known as a Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, will be on display at Wat Buddharangsi temple in Redland, Fla., through April 18. The temple's members practice Theravada...
  • Nepalese Buddhist nuns will kick your tail

     
    A group of Buddhist nuns in Nepal say their confidence is up and they're getting more respect these days because they've taken up fight training. The BBC reports that women of the 800-year-old Drukpa Buddhist sect are being taught kung fu by a...
  • A call from Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch for cancer-smashing good vibes

     
    At Coachella last weekend, Friday headliner Jay-Z blasted out the Beastie Boys' "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" as his intro music. It got us thinking about Adam "MCA" Yauch, who announced last year that he had been diagnosed with cancer. Maybe......
  • If the U.S. president thing doesn't work out for Obama, new poll finds he'd do very well in Europe

     
    Americans now like the Dalai Lama more than their own president, but Europe still loves the Democrat....
  • Curiosity, wonder and finding a narrative thread

     
    The Sunday afternoon panel of nonfiction writers Pico Iyer, David Grann, Melissa Milgrom and Stephen Elliott promised to reveal how these writers uncover their stories, how they go about creating narrative from collected details. Well, that’s what the...
  • In Paris, another look at the Roman Empire's influence -- this time, on Buddhist art

     
    While visitors to the Getty Villa are exploring surprising connections between ancient Rome and Mexico in "Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire," Parisian museum-goers are checking out Greco-Roman influence on 1st century to 6th century Buddhist art...
  • Registration opens for Orlando Buddhist seminar on meditation

     
    The Vajrapani Buddhist Center in Orlando is accepting registrations for a June meditation workshop on empowerment. The workshop will guide attendees through a meditation focused on the Empowerment of Wisdom Buddha Je Tsongkhapa. The center explains the...
  • Why China hates MGM, and how that may impact the studio’s selling price

     
    The Chinese government hasn't liked MGM ever since it released Red Corner. You know, the Dalai Lama-loving Richard Gere's take on “Chinese justice.” And with Red Dawn remake coming out this fall, with its Evil Empire hordes flooding into the...