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  • Video/Q&A: Damien Echols of 'West of Memphis'

    Video/Q&A: Damien Echols of 'West of Memphis'
    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...
  • Dalai Lama packs UM Comcast Center for address on compassion

    Dalai Lama packs UM Comcast Center for address on compassion
    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. "Sit down,"...
  • CT.com Interview: Roshi Bernie Glassman

    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&...
  • Chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert Talk Food, Kitchen Culture and Sustainability at the Bushnell

    Chefs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert Talk Food, Kitchen Culture and Sustainability at the Bushnell
    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...
  • 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...
  • Sharing Light hopes to share cash

    Sharing Light hopes to share cash
    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. On...
  • Review: 'A Tale for the Time Being' by Ruth Ozeki

    Review: 'A Tale for the Time Being' by Ruth Ozeki
    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....
  • 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...
  • Buddhism on the Rise in America

    Buddhism on the Rise in America
    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...
  • Western lens, Eastern lens

    Western lens, Eastern lens
    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'...
  • People tempt fate at Buddhist temple, tease tigers with sticks

    People tempt fate at Buddhist temple, tease tigers with sticks
    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.