Buddhism

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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02/07/2017

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...
07/31/2016

Help me to accept...

Humor; to live is to laugh.
12/22/2016

He Raises Up the Lowly

A commentary on Mary's view of the world
11/22/2016

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)
06/21/2016

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...
08/07/2016
01/17/2017

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...
08/20/2016

SURPRIZE, SURPRIZE, THINGS ARE NOT WHAT WE'VE BEEN TAUGHT.

MODERN TECHNOLOGY IS NOT ALL THAT NEW. NEW TO US MAYBE BUT THE UNIVERSE IS DIGITAL AND THE FURTHER WE GET INTO THE 5TH EPOCH THE MORE WE ARE GOING ...
03/12/2017

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08/01/2016

Kindness

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03/13/2017

A Buddhist Perspective on Faith and Technology

The twin wings of enlightenment are wisdom and compassion.
11/29/2016
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01/31/2017

8 Religious Charities to Donate to in 2017

Pre-vetted, pre-approved charities doing great work at home and abroad.
02/21/2017

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...
03/16/2017

Wat Rong Khun

Also known as the White Temple, this Temple was reconstructed in the 1990s from a Buddhist temple into an art exhibit. Located in Chiang Rai, Thai...
10/30/2016

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...
03/13/2017

One, Two, Three - The Number Three in Hindu Philosophy

This post explores the deep-rooted, underappreciated place of the number three in the Hindu philosophical tradition.
11/21/2016

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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