| 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...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Television is an unusually fluid art. Because a TV series exists in time, over time, change and revision are in its blood. It's as if painters went back to work on their paintings after they were hung in museums.
Series of films or books based on...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Let’s talk about the most famous call at The Masters.
It did not occur this year at the recently completed tournament, although the way Adam Scott and Angel Cabrera played golf’s version of H-O-R-S-E for the last hour certainly lent itself...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 3:12 PM
One Corona del Mar High School graduate and four UC Irvine students have been selected to be Fulbright Scholars.
Sarah Furgatch, Soraya Azzawi, Felipe Hernandez, Armaan Rowther and Christine Thrasher will study or teach across the globe later this year...
| Apr 16, 2013
Amby Burfoot was a little more than a half mile from the finish line Monday, running happily with childhood friends from Groton, when suddenly a human traffic jam confronted him.
"I thought it was drunken college students," Burfoot said. "As I got...
| 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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:48 PM
By now, many people have seen the orange posters around town that say "No on Z." But what exactly is Measure Z? Measure Z proposes the elimination of a property tax that helps to fund the pensions of public employees.
Unfortunately for the city and...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 3:59 AM
The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday to the European Union for peaceful reconciliation after World War II between former foes Germany and France, and for spreading democracy and human rights through Europe.
| Oct 13, 2012
What does it take to get us excited anymore?
I mean, we have a remote-controlled craft roaming the surface of Mars — Mars! — and it's tooling around scooping up soil and looking for evidence of life, and our reaction is: ZZZZZZZZ.
And in the...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Hello Dalai. The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet accepted an invitation to speak at WestConn, and this Thursday and Friday he's going to make good on his promise. Thursday's talk is called The Art of Compassion while Friday's is the somewhat vaguer one titled...