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  • Global Voices: Tibetan self-immolation soars with despair

    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...
  • Martin Sheen "nourished" by narrating Dalai Lama's book

    Martin Sheen "nourished" by narrating Dalai Lama's book
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For more than 40 years actor Martin Sheen has inhabited complex characters from the troubled Capt. Willard in the Vietnam film "Apocalypse Now" to U.S. President Josiah Bartlet on the hit TV drama "The West Wing." But for one of...
  • Robert Lawrence Balzer dies at 99: L.A. Times wine writer

    Robert Lawrence Balzer dies at 99: L.A. Times wine writer
    Robert Lawrence Balzer, a wine critic and educator who wrote an influential column in The Times for three decades during a career that stretched from the post-Prohibition era through the explosion of the California wine industry he championed, has died....
  • Book review: 'Beyond Religion' by the Dalai Lama

    Book review: 'Beyond Religion' by the Dalai Lama
    For most of his 76 years, the 14th Dalai Lama has been the spiritual light for followers of Tibetan Buddhism, his every word parsed for guidance to living a better, more fulfilling life. Awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize, the Dalai Lama has been an...
  • Tastes of Asia in British Columbia

    Although we're on the Pacific Northwest coast, the sights, sounds and smells of Richmond, British Columbia, make us feel like we've taken a trip to Asia. We hop off the shiny, driverless Metro Vancouver SkyTrain at the Lansdowne Station, a legacy of the...
  • Scholars and Dalai Lama discuss compassion, humanity in Chicago

    Scholars and Dalai Lama discuss compassion, humanity in Chicago
    Three religious scholars reflected upon oneness, humanity and compassion with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on Monday, capping the Tibetan spiritual leader's fifth visit to Chicago. The rabbi, pastor and Muslim scholar shared their thoughts with the...
  • Pro skateboarder Bucky Lasek returning to Maryland a hometown hero

    Pro skateboarder Bucky Lasek returning to Maryland a hometown hero
    Bucky Lasek, dressed like a typical skateboarder in a plaid button-up and khaki pants, is in disguise. "I just grew this beard and mustache," said Lasek, pointing to his scruffy facial hair. "I think that's why people don't recognize me." Over lunch...
  • Double trouble, on multiple levels

    Double trouble, on multiple levels
    In the summer of 2006, Fred Brounian's prospects are dim. He ruefully describes himself as "an ex-CEO refugee from a hostile takeover with a brother in the hospital." To be exact, it's his identical twin, George, who's comatose in the hospital. Fred is...
  • The God Squad: We can learn from all the great wisdom traditions

    Question: I was raised as a Christian. I can understand the relationship of Christianity to Judaism, but I wonder what you think of Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism? Some very great people have embraced those religions. What do you think happens when they...
  • Protesters rally against monk accused of assault

    Protesters rally against monk accused of assault
    Tucked away on a quiet street on the Southwest Side, Wat Dhammaram temple is usually serene, a place where Buddhists go to meditate. But on Sunday, that tranquillity at the Theravada Buddhist temple was shattered when protesters descended on the...
  • Fall Sneaks list

    Fall Sneaks list
    SEPT. 9 All's Faire in Love A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...