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  • Book review: 'Fire Monks' by Colleen Morton Busch

    Book review: 'Fire Monks' by Colleen Morton Busch
    In the summer of 2008, a wildfire burning in California's Los Padres National Forest swept down on Tassajara Hot Springs, a historic resort not far from Big Sur that was home to the first Zen Buddhist monastery in North America. Little stood in the way...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Yunnan, China: Thousand Lion Mountain, cormorant fishing, more

    Yunnan, China: Thousand Lion Mountain, cormorant fishing, more
    DALI, China — "I'm sorry," my travel agent's email said, "but Tibet is closed." Closed? How could it just shut down? This wasn't Space Mountain we were talking about. A quick Google search confirmed the news. In "celebration" of the anniversary of...
  • In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas

    In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas
    Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha. The temple is one of three great...
  • A healthy dose of American history

    A healthy dose of American history
    Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
  • Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection

    Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection
    NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to a close. It wasn't until my second visit, more than 20 years later on a...
  • Here comes Travulous

    Here comes Travulous
    It’s time to stick up the tree, the menorah or whatever your holiday paraphernalia of choice. Time to head over to YouTube to play Bob Dylan’s video for “Must Be Santa” a few times, it being the greatest holiday-music video ever...
  • Contributing to the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan

    Contributing to the Gross National Happiness in Bhutan
    Bhutan? Just telling people I was coming to Bhutan evoked wonder. Some extolled it as "the true Shangri-La" and the home of "pure Buddhism," incredible trekking, pristine environments, authentic culture and Gross National Happiness, or GNH — the...
  • Life inside The Bubble

    Life inside The Bubble
    Travis Newbill will celebrate the release of Iron Rabbit tonight at The Bubble.     Travis Newbill lives like an artist-monk in The Bubble, the Fort Lauderdale event space and art gallery operated by long-time local promoters Garo Gallo and Yvonne...
  • For $65, Buddhist retreat provides a yurt and all the peace you can stand

     For $65, Buddhist retreat provides a yurt and all the peace you can stand
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — No matter how I searched, the Wi-Fi wasn't there. No television either. Even my phone, struggling toward two bars, conspired against modernity. But that's what you pay for at the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and...