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.
07/30/2016

Health is the greatest gift

Health is the greatest gift
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...
01/04/2017

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...
12/22/2016

He Raises Up the Lowly

A commentary on Mary's view of the world
05/06/2016

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...
08/01/2016

Lost in meditation

Lost in meditation
08/01/2016

Kindness

Kindness
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)
11/29/2016
01/06/2017
01/11/2017

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...
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...
01/11/2017

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...
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...
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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