| Dec 21, 2011
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...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2011
Q. I started out my career planning to be in one industry but have ended up in another. It seems that every time I get my goals planned in one direction, another direction opens up and messes up my plan. How do you recommend people deal with careers...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 2:29 PM
So last week, Huntington Beach gave Kelly Slater a key to the city.
Didn't they name a street after him, too? You know, Slater Avenue, between Talbert and Warner avenues?
Anyway, he deserves it. Some call him the best surfer ever, and...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 8:56 PM
Television has long played a key role in helping us understand, appreciate and celebrate holidays.
Think "A Charlie Brown Christmas" or viewing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in your livingroom.
Monday, HBO premieres a new documentary from Alexandra...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 3:54 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2011
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."
| Sep 9, 2011
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2011
Among the most painful chapters in modern Chinese history is Japan's 1937 invasion of Nanjing. Hundreds of thousands were killed, countless women were raped, and soldiers and civilians alike suffered unspeakable brutalities. So when Chinese writer-...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 9:41 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 6:12 PM
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...