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"Ema": Japan’s Tradition of Votive Prayer Plaques

Visitors to Japan’s shrines and temples cannot miss the hundreds of wooden...

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“Women On The Path”

“Women On The Path”

Women On The Path is an upcoming film by The Yogini Project. It will tell the st...

Vajrayana

The Tara Garden at Chagdud Gonpa Khadro Ling, Brazil

The Tara Garden at Chagdud Gonpa Khadro Ling, Brazil

Praises to the Twenty-One Taras—aspects of the Swift Savioress, the feminine man...

Theravada

The Pirivena System of Buddhist Education in Sri Lanka

The Pirivena System of Buddhist Education in Sri Lanka

The Buddha is renowned as an accomplished teacher, and his sole purpose was to p...

Society / Engaged Buddhism

Adding Buddhism to Business

Adding Buddhism to Business

Twenty years ago, Tsering was a fully ordained monk in Tibet. Now, 40-year-old T...

Commentary

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peerless Influence on Western Buddhism

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peerless Influence on Western Buddhism

On 12 November, Thich Nhat Hanh (or Thay) suffered a severe brain hemorrhage tha...

Columnists

Merton, Non-self, and Surrender

Merton, Non-self, and Surrender

Reading another’s journal is like peering through a window into a person&r...

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Perseverance of Joy upon Hearing of Pristine Pure Land Buddhism

Perseverance of Joy upon Hearing of Pristine Pure Land Buddhism

If you have ever felt joyful upon hearing of Amitabha Buddha’s deliverance and a...

Arts & Culture

Sangye Migyur Ling Lhakhang: A Tower for Milarepa in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Sangye Migyur Ling Lhakhang: A Tower for Milarepa in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

“You cooked such delicious food for so many people. How many did you cook ...

People and Personalities

The Bulletproof Buddhist Actor

The Bulletproof Buddhist Actor

Who is the coolest actor in the world? Tom Cruise? Bruce Willis? Brad Pitt? Jo...

History / Art / Antiquities

“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 ...

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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...