Buddhism is a non-theistic religion or philosophy that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices largely based on teachings attributed to Gautama Buddha. He is recognized by Buddhists as an enlightened teacher who shared his insights to help sentient beings end their suffering through the elimination of ignorance and craving. Buddhists believe that this is accomplished through the direct understanding and perception ... View more

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Coloring For Meditation

Tibetan Buddhists have long seen art as a powerful meditative practice, but you need not be Buddhist to enjoy coloring the fifty illustrations in T...

Help me to accept...

Humor; to live is to laugh.

Health is the greatest gift

Health is the greatest gift

The parable of the archer

The tale of a boisterous young fellow who challenges a zen master to an archery contest. Little does he know, that there's more to this master than...

Story of God: "The Chosen One" Episode Guide

This guide includes further information about the religions examined in "The Chosen One" (Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Hind...

Make a Difference this 2017 (Write your letter at tahil@aidemocracy.org today!)

This letter was sent to mosques in Southern California, including my neighboring Islamic Center of Claremont. I have been working with secular huma...

He Raises Up the Lowly

A commentary on Mary's view of the world

Do you feel the power of Spirit?

Now God has spoken again, giving a Revelation greater and more vast than anything that has ever been given to the human family before, given now to...

Lost in meditation

Lost in meditation



Chart: Growth of the Religiously Unaffiliated, 1972-2016

From the PRRI report, "Exodus: Why Americans are Leaving Religion—and Why They’re Unlikely to Come Back" (2016)

Ep. 1 The Chosen One -- Jalue Dorjee

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN - Nine year old Jalue Dorjee, the 8th reincarnation of Takshem Neuden Dorjee, studies Buddhism with his father Tsegyal Dorje insi...

8 Religious Charities to Donate to in 2017

Pre-vetted, pre-approved charities doing great work at home and abroad.

Sally Quinn & Reza Aslan Discuss his new CNN show "Believer"

Reza Aslan shares the powerful experiences he had on his latest project, CNN's "Believer"; discusses his personal religious practice, Islam; and op...

Minnesota Lama

There is a nine-year-old boy in a suburb of Minneapolis who is training to be a Tibetan Buddhist priest--but not just any priest. Jalue Dorje has b...

President Obama lighting the Diwali Diya (Lamp)

President Obama lighting the Diwali Diya (lamp) in the Oval office. Pictured on the far left is my dear friend Gaurab Bansal who has served our co...

Embracing varieties of religious experience

Reflections from Dean David Hempton to mark Divinity School’s bicentennial. This interview first appeared in the Harvard Gazette, November 15, 2016...

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