| Feb 2, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group of companies and one of the world's most influential business leaders, appeared Jan. 25 at UC Irvine as part of the "Living Peace" series of talks co-hosted by UCI and a local nonprofit, the Center for...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 10:02 AM
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will visit and present talks on the campus of Western Connecticut State University on Oct. 18 and 19, according to a school press release.
The visit was arranged in cooperation with Do Ngak Kunphen Ling, the...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:00 AM
574 Main St., Middletown, (860) 343-3073, tibetankitchen.us, closed Sunday.
Anyone who's poked around Middletown's Main Street recently knows that it's a great restaurant destination. Lisa and I can think of very good Mexican, steamed...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:55 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - For more than 40 years actor Martin Sheen has inhabited complex characters from the troubled Capt. Willard in the Vietnam film "Apocalypse Now" to U.S. President Josiah Bartlet on the hit TV drama "The West Wing."
But for one of...
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2012
Tibetan Buddhist monks will create a sand mandala -- an intricate, mystical picture -- Feb. 26-March 2 at Florida Atlantic University.
Creating a "Compassion" mandala will be monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in Atlanta, who have visited South...
| 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 10, 2011
Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.)
No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
| 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."
| 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-...