How to Establish a Daily Practice Of Almost Anything, in Six Steps

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Going to a retreat or program is a wonderful way to deepen our meditation practice. But how do we stay connected with these waking-up...

Swastikas used on maps in Japan to indicate Buddhist temples to be replaced because...

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The Sanskrit lettering, which the Japanese refer to as the 'manji', had been used as a sign for religious buildings for thousands of years...

Irishman Laurence Carroll was first westerner to be ordained Buddhist monk

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Filmmaker Ian Lawton Laurence Carroll led a colourful life, in every sense. A 19th century Dubliner born with wanderlust in his bones, he became an...

Dzogchen master Chatral Rinpoche passes on, aged 102

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He was a Dzogchen master and a reclusive yogi known for his great realization and strict discipline. He was widely regarded as one...

Gyalwang Drukpa Leads “Kung Fu Nuns” on Bicycle Pilgrimage to New Delhi

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Some 250 Buddhist nuns of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism have embarked on an ambitious 2,200-km (1,367-mile) yatra, or pilgrimage, by bicycle,...

How are Buddhists responding to the refugee crisis?

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The refugee crisis: there’s lots of quibbling (and worse) going on around it. But the reality is, only action can help. Only action can...

Russian Media Watchdog Bans Buddhist Text Because of Suicide Description

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Pannuyavudho Topper Bkhikkhu, who is also an administrator of the theravada.ru website, received in September a warning from Rozkomnadzor saying that one of the...

Christmas in India

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CHRISTMAS IN INDIA Despite the same underlying spirit, the celebration of Christmas vary in the vast expanse of India. These variations are largely because India...

Meeting police violence with compassionate action

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As a Buddhist activist, I am constantly looking for ways to combine my contemplative practice with social engagement. I recently had the privilege of...

The Last Dalai Lama?

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On a wet Sunday in June at the Glastonbury Festival, more than 100,000 people spontaneously burst into a rendition of ‘‘Happy Birthday.’’ Onstage, Tenzin...