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“Pilgrims, healers, and wizards: Buddhism and religious practices in Burma and Thailand”

“Pilgrims, healers, and wizards: Buddhism and religious practices in Burma and Thailand”

Anyone unfamiliar with the richness of Buddhist practice in Southeast Asia would...

Vajrayana

Vajrayana in the West and the Role of Tradition: An Interview with Lama Tsering Everest (part 1)

Vajrayana in the West and the Role of Tradition: An Interview with Lama Tsering Everest (part 1)

Tsering Everest is the resident lama at Chagdud Gonpa Odsal Ling, a Vajrayana Bu...

Arts & Culture

Beyond the Fluttering Flags and Majestic Mountains: The Untold Story of Kyanjin Gompa

Beyond the Fluttering Flags and Majestic Mountains: The Untold Story of Kyanjin Gompa

On the return leg of the Gonsaikunda trek, centered on the famous Gosaikunda Lak...

Arts & Culture

“Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road”

“Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road”

Many scholars and historians have endeavored to discover the latent reasons behi...

History / Art / Antiquities

The Making of a Monastic’s Robes

The Making of a Monastic’s Robes

When looking for the “Walking Monk”—the peripatetic Buddhist monk wandering the ...

Columnists

A Small Buddhist Prayer-flag Factory in Bir

A Small Buddhist Prayer-flag Factory in Bir

In 2013, on a trip to India to make the second part of the documentary photograp...

Commentary

The Search for an Identity in Buddhist Studies

The Search for an Identity in Buddhist Studies

Buddhist Studies in the academy is going through a gradual and understated trend...

Columnists

My First Encounter with Pure Land Buddhism in the Shandao Tradition

My First Encounter with Pure Land Buddhism in the Shandao Tradition

Shakyamuni’s “Secret Message” for Ultimate Liberation   Many people have the gen...

History / Art / Antiquities

“The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide”

“The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide”

In 1920, a Belgian missionary posted in Inner Mongolia received a mysterious gif...

People and Personalities

Herbie Hancock: Jazz, Grammy Awards, and Nichiren Buddhism

Herbie Hancock: Jazz, Grammy Awards, and Nichiren Buddhism

“Chameleon,” “Watermelon Man,” “I Thought it was You,” “Rockit,” “Cantaloupe Isl...

Theravada

"Reflections from the Land of Rivers": Rangamati, First Encounter with the Chittagong Hill Tracts

In the second article in this series, I share my personal reflections on my jour...

Columnists

The Druk Amitabha Kung Fu Nuns: Combining Martial Arts and Meditation

The Druk Amitabha Kung Fu Nuns: Combining Martial Arts and Meditation

The sun has barely touched the green hill of Druk Amitabha to the west of Kathma...

Columnists

Contemplating the Kalpa in the Art of Hirokazu Kosaka

Contemplating the Kalpa in the Art of Hirokazu Kosaka

“Ruin Map” by Hirokazu Kosaka (b. 1948), 2014, installation in washi...

Columnists

Contemplating the Kalpa in the Art of Hirokazu Kosaka

Contemplating the Kalpa in the Art of Hirokazu Kosaka

“Ruin Map” by Hirokazu Kosaka (b. 1948), 2014, installation in washi...

Arts & Culture

Speaking with Many Voices: “Buddha’s Daughters”

Speaking with Many Voices: “Buddha’s Daughters”

Buddha’s Daughters is a diverse collection of teachings by some of Buddhis...

Arts & Culture

Speaking with Many Voices: “Buddha’s Daughters”

Speaking with Many Voices: “Buddha’s Daughters”

Buddha’s Daughters is a diverse collection of teachings by some of Buddhis...

Society / Engaged Buddhism

The “Eco Pad Yatra”: A Transformative Journey

The “Eco Pad Yatra”: A Transformative Journey

“A Pad Yatra is not only a physical journey, but also an inner journey of ...

Society / Engaged Buddhism

The “Eco Pad Yatra”: A Transformative Journey

The “Eco Pad Yatra”: A Transformative Journey

“A Pad Yatra is not only a physical journey, but also an inner journey of ...

Health / Psychology

Can Mindfulness be Practiced Independently of Buddhism?

Can Mindfulness be Practiced Independently of Buddhism?

In February this year, Time magazine included a feature called “The Mindful Revo...

Health / Psychology

Can Mindfulness be Practiced Independently of Buddhism?

Can Mindfulness be Practiced Independently of Buddhism?

In February this year, Time magazine included a feature called “The Mindful Revo...