| 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...
| 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 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...
| Oct 28, 2012
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...
| 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...
| Aug 27, 2012
It's 2012… the age of social media and jam-packed schedules. It's not so often we get the chance to just… breathe.
That's what brings people to the Kadampa Meditation Center in Arlington.
"People are understanding that meditation helps you...
| 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.