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Palestine and Israel: Hate is a Sickness That Can Be Cured

Palestine and Israel: Hate is a Sickness That Can Be Cured

The Polish historian Isaac Deutscher offered a famous analogy for the creation o...

Women

A Glimpse of My Time at the Sakya College for Nuns

A Glimpse of My Time at the Sakya College for Nuns

I almost never woke up to the five o'clock gong—the first gong of the day ...

Practice / Daily Life

The Metta of Meals

The Metta of Meals

What would the practice of metta look like if we applied it to eating? The culti...

History / Art / Antiquities

Secrets of the Esoteric Empire: The Tangut Script

Secrets of the Esoteric Empire: The Tangut Script

Has there ever been a civilization that invented a script, only to deliberately ...

People and Personalities

The Spiritual Side of Celebrities: Tiger Woods on Losing and Finding Buddhism

The Spiritual Side of Celebrities: Tiger Woods on Losing and Finding Buddhism

The name “Eldrick Tont Woods” probably doesn’t ring a bell in ...

Columnists

“Seed” of Virtue Necessary for Rebirth in the Land of Bliss

“Seed” of Virtue Necessary for Rebirth in the Land of Bliss

A Brief History of the Formation of the Land of Bliss According to the Infin...

Columnists

The Nature of the Land of Bliss

The Nature of the Land of Bliss

Two Kinds of Nature As a Pure Land, the nature of the Land of Bliss is pure in e...

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Perceptions and Misperceptions

Perceptions and Misperceptions

“Sentient beings, self and others, enemies and dear ones—all are mad...

Theravada

Buddhist Voices from the Land of Rivers: Villagers Observing

Buddhist Voices from the Land of Rivers: Villagers Observing "Uposatha" in Rangamati

From 25 May to 4 June, John Cannon and Jnan Nanda traveled to Bangladesh to visi...

People and Personalities

Wendy Yeo on Art and Religion: “The world is full of movement and cycles”

Wendy Yeo on Art and Religion: “The world is full of movement and cycles”

Do religious ideas inspire art, or does the yearning to express art kindle faith...

Practice / Daily Life

Celebrating Technology the Buddhist Way

Celebrating Technology the Buddhist Way

When I was a teenager, the familiar tune of a dial-up connection echoing through...

Commentary

Heritage Conservation Inspired by Buddhist Teaching

Heritage Conservation Inspired by Buddhist Teaching

The Buddhist site of Mes Aynak in Afghanistan is doomed in its current state. It...

People and Personalities

Interview with Professor Richard Gombrich: “One has to be immune to discouraging trends in Buddhist Studies”

Interview with Professor Richard Gombrich: “One has to be immune to discouraging trends in Buddhist Studies”

Several years ago, at the end of one of Professor Richard Gombrich’s seminars in...

History / Art / Antiquities

A Golden Era: Gadaladeniya Sri Saddharmathilaka Temple

A Golden Era: Gadaladeniya Sri Saddharmathilaka Temple

Gadaladeniya Sri Saddharmathilaka Temple sits on the apex of a small hill beyond...

People and Personalities

Interview with Dechen Shak-Dagsay: “Music can heal when it is played with an open heart”

Interview with Dechen Shak-Dagsay: “Music can heal when it is played with an open heart”

It has been a busy couple of years for one of Europe’s most renowned Tibet...

Columnists

Pin drop silence: a 21st-century Avalokiteshvara at the Met

Pin drop silence: a 21st-century Avalokiteshvara at the Met

The concept of a modern or contemporary Tibetan art is a relatively fresh phenom...