| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
LONDON - At a lunch in the crypt at St. Paul's Cathedral before the Dalai Lama received the Templeton Prize on Monday, I was seated next to Canon Mark Oakley. "We need to move beyond relevance to resonance," he said. It was a call to move beyond the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 1:17 PM
A Buddhist monk has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting and impregnating a teenage girl at a west suburban Buddhist temple, officials said.
Camnong Boa-Ubol, 62, pled guilty to one count of aggravated...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Ancient bricks, tile roofing and wood charcoal discovered beneath a Nepalese pilgrimage site are providing new evidence for the time of Buddha's birth, according to archaeologists.
In research published Monday in the journal Antiquity, scholars wrote...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan — It was an extramarital affair that scandalized Kabul. It would also fuel a lifelong adventure and help create a legacy for Afghanistan.
Author Nancy Hatch Dupree, eightysomething, recently opened the Afghanistan Center at...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Words and music are stuck with each other. Like it or not, they have to get along.
Untrusting of only our ears, we attempt to understand music through words. Words, in song, challenge music to give them new consequence. And, in great writing, words...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Gods and Gifts: Vatican Ethnological Collection," at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, may cover more ground than any exhibition seen in Southern California: Its 70-plus artifacts span 2 million years and hail from all six inhabited continents, plus...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:30 AM
A tale of forbidden love between a Hindi dancer and a Muslim sculptor, "Vara: A Blessing" buries pearls of wisdom within a mundane portrait of Indian provincial life and a plot as homespun as any melodrama. Nevertheless, the ravishing visuals and an...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:19 AM
YANGON, Myanmar -- Downtown Yangon’s famously snarled traffic came to a halt Tuesday morning to let a truck wreathed with pink lilies pass.
It was carrying the ashes of S.N. Goenka, the noted meditation guru who died last week in Mumbai, India, at...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
NEW DELHI -- Myanmar on Tuesday released 56 political prisoners, according to local media quoting government officials, part of a pledge to free all political detainees by the end of the year.
The prisoners, including more than a dozen from Myanmar&...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
BAGAN, Myanmar — Mr. Aye has a round, aged face and a wide, betel-nut-stained smile. Like many Burmese, he punctuates his speech with giggling, which can be alarming to a Westerner.
"Just three years ago, hehehe," he says, "if I'd been seen...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
THABYUCHAING, Myanmar — U Abdul Samat spent his life farming the rice paddies that stretched, brilliant green, in all directions. Now he was nearly 90 years old, a great-grandfather who walked with a cane.
He was also a Muslim, and the men who...