Tag: Buddhism

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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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    Read more of Bob Abernethy’s interview with Diana Eck exploring religious America. More

    April 26, 2002 | Comments

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    “In simple terms, we have become the most religiously diverse nation on earth,” says Diana Eck, professor of Comparative Religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University. More

    March 8, 2002 | Comments

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    RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY invited several scholars to comment on the divisions and direction of Buddhism in America today.

    July 6, 2001 | Comments

  • MARY ALICE WILLIAMS: Buddhism is the world’s fourth largest religion, founded about 2500 years ago in India. The Buddha taught that life is suffering and the way to overcome that is to get rid of attachments. Widely practiced across Asia, … More

    July 6, 2001 | Comments

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    Part two of our series on the Tibetan Buddhists in exile in India. They’re refugees not only from Chinese oppression in Tibet but also from what the Dalai Lama calls “cultural genocide.” More

    June 11, 1999 | Comments

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