Buddhism

  • Watch: Om in! BuddhaFest Om Flashmob Paid Member

    From the BuddhaFest DC youtube channel, What if we could make a difference by doing something simple? A bunch of us walked into a bookstore in downtown Washington, DC, sat down and started chanting OM. Here's what happened. More »
  • Meditators have more brains Paid Member

    Psychology Today reports on a study that indicates that meditators have more gray matter where it counts: A study published in NeuroImage presents findings by a group of researchers at UCLA who used high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to scan the brains of meditators. The researchers report having found differences between the scans, showing that certain brain areas of the long-term meditator group were larger than those of the non-meditating control group. More »
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    Sacred Hoops and Spirit in Sport Paid Member

    A recent post on the NBA finals got Editor-at-Large Andrew Cooper thinking and he wrote to me: More »
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    Being a Green Bodhisattva, Week 6: Wisdom Paid Member

    Clark Strand, who led a Tricycle Retreat on Green Meditation in March, recently wrote six short pieces on the paramitas (transcendent perfections) from the perspective of a Green Bodhisattva. The first was Generosity. Today's, the most recent, is Wisdom. He begins today's teaching with a puzzle: The Prajnaparamita Sutras are the foundation of Mahayana Buddhism. Prajna means wisdom, and paramita means “perfect” or “transcendent.” But perfect in comparison to what? What does wisdom transcend? More »
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    See beautiful art from "In the Realm of the Buddha" Paid Member

    James Shaheen mentioned the "In the Realm of the Buddha" exhibition at Washington's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art in this post, but you're missing out if you don't see some of the amazing art from the show. (A slideshow is here.) The exhibit combines an earlier exhibit, "Lama, Patron, Artist: The Great Situ Panchen," which opened last year at the RMA in New York, and "The Tibetan Shrine from the Alice S. Kandell Collection." More »