| Sep 11, 2012
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Jane Jishin Faysash, a priest of the Southern Palm Zen Group, based in Boca Raton.
Q: Did you convert from another religion?
A: I grew up Catholic, and I'...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 5:26 PM
A YouTube video uploaded Friday shows people teasing tigers with sticks at a Buddhist temple in Thailand.
MSN reported the video is from the Theravada Buddhist temple. The "Tiger Temple" has recently come under scrutiny for its care of adult tigers.
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:26 PM
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....
| Feb 2, 2013
| 11:33 AM
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.
| Jan 14, 2013
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...
| Dec 9, 2011
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....
| Nov 7, 2010
The sunsets are good, as you might expect on the west coast of Maui. But is Lahaina really where you go to hear echoes of the old whaling days and the early missionaries? Or is it a cheesy tourist town?
The answer is yes to both.
On an island full of...
| Oct 6, 2011
Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and transformed one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, has died. He was 56.
Apple announced the death of Jobs — whose legacy...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 3:20 PM
The Occult Bookstore has been offering guidance and books in alternative approaches to spirituality and self-healing since 1917, according to the store's website. It stocks titles on topics such as homeopathy, Zen Buddhism and old Hermetic magic. Though...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 5:17 PM
I recently saw the film "Howl," which is about Allen Ginsberg's poem of the same name, and I was once again blown away by my lack of knowledge on famous authors whom I really thought I knew - in this case it was Ginsberg.
The movie has four separate, yet...
| Dec 5, 2010
"Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn...