Faith: Buddhist

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    A segment about the Chinese Buddhist tradition of honoring deceased family members at the place where their ashes are interred. Harry Leong of New York City was our guide as he and his mother remembered his late father at the Chuang Yen monastery in Carmel, New York.

    July 20, 2007 | Comments

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    Thailand's Prabhat Namphu Buddhist monastery is an unlikely combination of two things: AIDS hospice and tourist attraction. Amid a display of cadavers, visitors -- including many school kids -- observe what HIV does to the human body.

    March 30, 2007 | Comments

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    Every year in New York’s Central Park, the Buddhist magazine TRICYCLE sponsors a demonstration of Buddhist practices called “Change Your Mind Day.” More

    July 29, 2005 | Comments

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    Tibetan Buddhists celebrated their New Year, called Losar, with traditional services of prayer and purification, sending positive energy into the world, they hope, to help bring about peace. More

    February 18, 2005 | Comments

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    Father Joe Maier is a Catholic priest who, over 30 years, has set up schools that have educated thousands of poor Thai children in the slums of Bangkok. In the process, he has skirmished with all kinds of people from drug dealers to church hierarchy. More

    June 4, 2004 | Comments

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    Buddhist meditation techniques are widely popular, and one such method is called Shambhala meditation, a simplified version of Tibetan practice. Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, author and meditation leader, told a group of beginners to relax, note their breathing, set aside their thoughts, and just be — quietly — who they are. More

    April 30, 2004 | Comments

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    He insists he is a monk, not a politician. But as this renowned Vietnamese Buddhist leader toured the U.S. he spoke not only of Buddhist practices but also of American policies in the Middle East.

    September 19, 2003 | Comments

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    Read more of Bob Abernethy's interview with Thich Naht Hanh.

    September 19, 2003 | Comments

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    Buddhists pay special tribute to the dead during the Bon or Obon Festival — the Feast of Lanterns. More

    July 18, 2003 | Comments

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    Southern California’s Soka University resembles a charming Mediterranean village. Opened in 2001 by a powerful Japanese religious sect called Soka Gakkai International, it is the first college campus in the United States whose academic values and teaching principles are inspired by Buddhism. Inside, one can find 103 acres of stately architecture, spacious gardens, and tranquil gardens. More

    May 2, 2003 | Comments

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