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New Lotus #140

(2012-04-01)

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“Fertile Minds”– Encounters in the Tibetan Colony of Bir

“Fertile Minds”– Encounters in the Tibetan Colony of Bir

In September 2014, I traveled to the Tibetan colony of Bir with another photogra...

Vajrayana

“Gleanings in Buddha-Fields”: Pure Land Buddhism in Tibet

“Gleanings in Buddha-Fields”: Pure Land Buddhism in Tibet

The origins of “Pure Land Buddhism,” or more precisely, “the B...

Columnists

Earth Day and Eco-Dharma: Celebration and Somber Reflection

Earth Day and Eco-Dharma: Celebration and Somber Reflection

Earth Day, 22 April, is a day to celebrate the glories of the natural world. For...

Health / Psychology

“Mindfulness Itself Has a Healing Property”: Venerable Analayo on Healing the Body and Mind

“Mindfulness Itself Has a Healing Property”: Venerable Analayo on Healing the Body and Mind

How disappointed are we in old age when joints just don’t move as easily a...

Commentary

A Tale of Two Sanctuaries: The Need for Cultural Preservation in Hong Kong

A Tale of Two Sanctuaries: The Need for Cultural Preservation in Hong Kong

St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090–1153) was an astute observer of the psychol...

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The Faceless Face: The Buddhist Origami of Giang Dinh

The Faceless Face: The Buddhist Origami of Giang Dinh

Origami has evolved over the last few decades from a Japanese paper craft practi...

Vajrayana

“Charya Nritya”: Ancient Buddhist Dances of Wisdom and Healing in the Modern World

“Charya Nritya”: Ancient Buddhist Dances of Wisdom and Healing in the Modern World

From antiquity to the present, Nepal has remained an epicenter and a sanctuary o...

Columnists

What is “Right Mindfulness” in Pure Land Buddhism?

What is “Right Mindfulness” in Pure Land Buddhism?

Rebirth is assured by practicing with “right mindfulness” When ...

Columnists

Losar around Dharamsala

Losar around Dharamsala

On 19 February, my partner Olivier Adam and I took part in the ceremonies for th...

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How to be Mindful of our Habits

How to be Mindful of our Habits

I remember a story that a sister (let's call her Sister G) told me the year befo...