Monks from the Dalai Lama’s private monastery in India spent five days building a sand mandala at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. The mandala is a symbolic structure that represents a Buddha’s dwelling. It is said to bring peace and harmony to the area where it is being made. Karen Humphries Sallick, who organized the monks’ tour, explains. More
A community of entrepreneurial Cistercian monks in rural Wisconsin balance a life of prayer and work, charity and contemplation. They also run a multi-million-dollar ink-and-toner business.
In Myanmar in Southeast Asia, violent clashes between tens of thousands of protesting Buddhist monks and the Burmese military have drawn international attention.
Read analysis and commentary on the Buddhist protests in Burma by Patrick Pranke and Donald Mitchell.
The Taizé community has no preaching but has become famous for its simple, meditative music and prayer.