| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:31 PM
I don't know about you guys, but I'm way too busy to spend time worrying about my own reincarnation.
I have tweets to tweet and pictures of my butt to post on Instagram and, when possible, work to pretend I'm doing. And even if I did have time,...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:04 PM
The Dalai Lama will celebrate his 80th birthday with a three-day summit this summer in Orange County, organizers announced Thursday.
The Global Compassion Summit will begin July 5 -- one day before the Dalai Lama’s birthday -- with a kick-off...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 8:17 PM
The event: Hollywood stars took center stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Thursday in recognition of their philanthropic pursuits. The pre-Oscar event was Unite4:Humanity, staged by Variety and the Unite4:Good Foundation -- an organization whose mission is...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:05 PM
President Barack Obama on Thursday condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world.
"No god condones terror," he said. "We are summoned to push back against those who would distort our religion for...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 1:54 PM
Producers Guild of America members broke bread (mostly Danish, to be precise) Saturday morning at a breakfast honoring the teams behind the 10 movies nominated this year for the guild's best picture award.
At a panel discussion immediately afterward,...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Adherents of Tibetan Buddhism believe the Dalai Lama, the religion’s highest spiritual authority, has been reincarnated in an unbroken line for centuries. But the current Dalai Lama says he may be the last.
In an interview with the BBC this week,...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:05 PM
As a documentary, "Monk With a Camera: The Life and Journey of Nicholas Vreeland" is as unassuming as its subject. It seems to demand nothing as it goes about sketching out Vreeland's unusual religious and creative quest.
Directed by Guido Santi and...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Married filmmakers Guido Santi and Tina Mascara, whose documentary "Monk With a Camera: The Life and Journey of Nicholas Vreeland" opened Friday, needed a little spiritual intervention to convince their subject to have a movie made about his life....
| Dec 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sean Lourdes had a meeting, and why not here, at one of the most lavish estates in Los Angeles — a 48,000-square-foot palace on the slopes of Bel-Air?
When his guest arrived in the mansion's circular driveway, the young philanthropist retreated...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:57 AM
Kindness and the power of forgiveness were among the biggest lessons that six Hartford students brought back from their recent school trip to South Africa — principles promptly put to the test upon their return to Hartford Public High School, they...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:38 PM
Reaching new common ground on trade and taking an intimate palace stroll, President Obama and his Chinese counterpart put a sunny gloss on U.S.-Chinese relations Tuesday and tried to downplay months of strains over cyber-espionage, political protests...