(The Conversation) — It would be quite appropriate for a college professor to assume students know that a tree is alive and a rock is not. Or would it? For several summers, I have had the pleasure of teaching biology to...
(RNS) — In a dimly lit Roman Catholic church in Manhattan, a dozen or so congregants sit as the Rev. Michael Holleran leads them in contemplative prayer. There is some singing, and some prayers said aloud throughout the hour-and-a-half-long...
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese people on Tuesday rang in the Lunar New Year despite pandemic restrictions, as small crowds gathered outside shut temples offering traditional prayers for the Year of the Tiger. At the Lama Temple in Beijing, dozens of...
(RNS) — On Tuesday (June 21), the Je Khenpo, the senior Buddhist authority in Bhutan, began ordaining a group of 144 women as bhikshunis, or female monks, at the Ramthangkha monastery in the tiny Himalayan country. The ceremony “is of...
(RNS) — Back in 1965, the renowned Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in which the anti-war activist sought to explain to the civil rights icon why monks were...
NEW DELHI (AP) — Hundreds of Tibetan exiles marched near the Chinese Embassy in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Friday and held a protest rally while denouncing the Beijing Winter Olympics and demanding freedom for their region. The...
SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) — Years before Albert Ramos finished his children’s book about an energetic pup who learns that dog toys don’t bring true happiness, he began by writing a letter. In 2010, Ramos, five years into a life sentence...
(RNS) — Buddhist-oriented mental health practitioners are an assorted bunch. Some are hardcore meditators fully devoted to their dharma path. Others rarely formally meditate and do not identify as Buddhists but find themselves aligned with Buddhist concepts that they...
(The Conversation) — Thich Nhat Hanh, the monk who popularized mindfulness in the West, died in the Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam, on Jan. 21, 2022. He was 95. In 2014, Thich Nhat Hanh suffered a stroke. Since...
Wynn Bruce, a 50-year-old climate activist and Buddhist, set himself on fire in front of the U.S. Supreme Court last week, prompting a national conversation about his motivation and whether he may have been inspired by Buddhist monks...