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  • Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite opposition of China

    WASHINGTON – President Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House on Friday, casting aside familiar objections from China in favor of a private conversation on human rights with the Tibetan spiritual leader. The meeting was the third White...
  • Global Voices: Tibetan self-immolation soars with despair

    “Fire in the Land of Snow,” a documentary examining the spreading phenomenon of self-immolation protests in Tibet, provides the latest troubling chapter in the history of a solitary population inhabiting the Himalayan highlands known as the...
  • Buddhism in the Midwest

     Buddhism in the Midwest
    Inside the main hall of the Drepung Gomang Institute, gilded statues of Buddha and brilliantly colored images of fierce deities adorn the altar. As the smell of incense wafts through the air, a Tibetan monk chants a sutra, his low tones weaving a...
  • A transcendent perch in the Silver Lake Hills

    A transcendent perch in the Silver Lake Hills
    Every house is a reflection of its owner. Some owners are just a bit more complicated than others. Tim Tattu is still settling into his new house, designed by Los Angeles architect Tom Marble in the steep hills overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir. It is...
  • Video/Q&A: Damien Echols of 'West of Memphis'

    Video/Q&A: Damien Echols of 'West of Memphis'
    Details of the West Memphis 3 investigation can only be described as ridiculous. “They had one guy say that I looked at him and made him levitate. And this is in police records,” says Damien Echols, who in 2011 was freed from prison after...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kathmandu

    Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Kathmandu
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is an ancient town dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, a riot of color and dust with clogged streets where stray cows and dogs vie for rotting leftovers beside swanky malls. The city is ringed by...
  • Judith L. Colligan, Howard County activist

    Judith L. Colligan, Howard County activist
    Judith L. Colligan, a Howard County activist whose work included putting an end to human trafficking, aiding city children through Agape House and founding a meditation group, died Jan. 19 of heart failure at her home in Columbia. She was 71. "Judy had...
  • 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....
  • Conversion campaign raises complaints among Jews

    Conversion campaign raises complaints among Jews
    A white van marked in burgundy with the name of a Glen Burnie Baptist church has been making the rounds in some area neighborhoods this summer with a controversial mission: seeking Jewish souls to save from the fires of eternal damnation. Many local...
  • Buddhist relics bring attention to Rosemead temple

    For hours, the meditation hall at Lu Mountain Temple in the south San Gabriel Valley hummed with muted chatter and camera shutter-clicks. Around the room, glass display cases held translucent urns and miniature versions of dome-shaped Buddhist shrines,...