| 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&...
| May 10, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Just so your readers know, His Holiness the Dalai Lama was having fun with his fellow dignitaries at the end of his lecture Tuesday at the University of Maryland ("At UM, a face-to-face with the Dalai Lama," May 8).
He demonstrated various forms of...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
"Gods and Gifts: Vatican Ethnological Collection," at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, may cover more ground than any exhibition seen in Southern California: Its 70-plus artifacts span 2 million years and hail from all six inhabited continents, plus...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:03 PM
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| Oct 22, 2013
| 12:58 PM
To hear Chinese authorities tell it, the world's most populous country has made "giant leaps in human rights protection," having reduced poverty, carried out judicial reforms and spread Internet access to 564 million people.
"We are soberly aware that...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:03 AM
You have 10 minutes to sell someone on Catholicism, no more than that to distill the teachings of the Koran or the foundations of Mormonism.
It's speed-dating for religion, and in a burst of faith-driven curiosity, dozens of students at UC Irvine ...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Since her Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Color Purple” appeared in 1982, the novelist and poet Alice Walker has been one of best-known black women in American literature. Although none of her books has matched “The Color Purple” in...
| Dec 10, 2012
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| Dec 13, 2012
So the Pope tweets. Big deal. Regina Brett with the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Pope Benedict XVI joins a long list of spiritual leaders who have unbraced social media, including the Dalai Lama who has 5,702,736 followers on Twitter. Pastor Rick...
| Jan 9, 2013
If you still think of Cyndi Lauper as the rainbow-haired, helium-voiced pop music confection who defined ’80s girl power with tunes like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “She Bop” — well, you’re partially right....
| Jan 26, 2013
On the Internet, Justin Bieber is a god. Thanks to his 33 million Twitter followers, the YouTube-generated teen star is more influential online than President Obama and the Dalai Lama, according to Klout, a company that compiles such rankings. On a...