| Jun 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
“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...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Thailand has a solid tradition of moviegoing, but its main lures for bizzers are its spectacular scenery for location work and well-appointed facilities. There were 636 foreign productions shot in the nation last year, a rise of 45% over the previous...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW DELHI – A boat carrying approximately 100 Rohingya Muslims capsized late Monday off the coast of Myanmar with many of its occupants feared dead, UN officials said, as the region braced for a cyclone expected to slam low-lying areas inhabited...
| May 7, 2013
| 6:34 PM
He pulled on a Terps visor, to the crowd's delight. He rubbed noses with Gov. Martin O'Malley. And the Dalai Lama was met Tuesday with rounds of applause from a crowd of 15,000 at the University of Maryland, College Park's Comcast Center.
| May 8, 2013
| 6:32 AM
For many Western Buddhists, practice doesn’t end with what happens on the floor. They’re out in the community, volunteering at area shelters, teaching meditation to prison inmates or organizing food and clothing drives.
The social piece wasn&...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:00 PM
NEW DELHI, India -- Ever since Myanmar opened to the West, released political prisoners and allowed the opposition led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to run for office, it has been dogged by tensions among its many ethnic and religious minorities....
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert
May 3, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 987-6000, bushnell.org
Most chefs don't radiate calm and goodwill. The kitchen has always been a place of heat and energy...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 3:18 PM
J.J. Goldberg with the Jewish Daily Forward writes about the identity crisis embodied by the Tsarvaev brothers:
The fact that the brothersare ethnic Chechens is critical. It’s probably important, too, that they spent most of their lives growing up...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Tenpa Dorjee isn't seeking to raise money for strangers with his charity project in Laguna Beach. The Indian monastery that will benefit from the campaign has a human face attached to it — one that Dorjee believes he's seen in multiple forms.
| Mar 30, 2013
| 11:18 AM
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....
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:24 PM
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...