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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...

Commentary

Walking the Tightrope between Conservation and Education

Walking the Tightrope between Conservation and Education

Come September 2014, the Chinese government will allow tour groups to visit only...

Arts & Culture

The Han Li: Zen Art for the Heart

The Han Li: Zen Art for the Heart

“I named the shop after my father, in a manner of speaking,” reflects Cynthia Hu...

Columnists

Why Practice Mindfulness Anyway?

Why Practice Mindfulness Anyway?

With most things in our daily lives, it's easy to lose sight of why we do what w...

Meditation / Spirituality

Overcoming the Near Enemy of Lovingkindness

Overcoming the Near Enemy of Lovingkindness

Being present with terminally ill people will teach you a lot. It’s a powe...

Theravada

The Buddhist Publication Society of Sri Lanka

The Buddhist Publication Society of Sri Lanka

The city of Kandy is the cultural stronghold of Sri Lanka. It preserves its iden...

People and Personalities

Lee Mei-yin holds the keys to a renaissance in appreciating Dunhuang and Buddhist art

Lee Mei-yin holds the keys to a renaissance in appreciating Dunhuang and Buddhist art

Few of us undergo a truly religious experience. Many who do, pass a new mileston...

Mahayana

Is Pure Land a Heaven?

Is Pure Land a Heaven?

What is the difference between Heaven and a Buddha’s Pure Land? This is a ...

Commentary

Climate change is a profound moral concern for Buddhists

Climate change is a profound moral concern for Buddhists

Confronting the most significant environmental alteration in human memory demand...

History / Art / Antiquities

Postcard from Yulin: A Video Diary of Canyon, River, and Verdure

Postcard from Yulin: A Video Diary of Canyon, River, and Verdure

I’ve recently returned from a Dunhuang tour led by Mrs. Mei-yin Lee, one of Hong...

Philosophy / Religion

Rediscovering the Women of Northern Wei with Stephanie Balkwill

Rediscovering the Women of Northern Wei with Stephanie Balkwill

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studi...

Theravada

A Sharing of Values: Vesak Reflections in Thailand

A Sharing of Values: Vesak Reflections in Thailand

As I climbed up the stairs leading towards the summit of Temple of the Golden Mo...

Arts & Culture

The Sound of the Dharma: Exclusive Interview with Andrew Williams

The Sound of the Dharma: Exclusive Interview with Andrew Williams

“If music be the food of love, play on. So Shakespeare gloriously states in Twel...

Columnists

The ‘Double Dukkha’ of Craving and Addiction

The ‘Double Dukkha’ of Craving and Addiction

Sangeeta Bansal Ph.D, a researcher and writer, is also the founder of a non-prof...

Columnists

Mindfully Ending Addiction

Mindfully Ending Addiction

Sangeeta Bansal Ph.D, a researcher and writer, is also the founder of a non-prof...