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    Will the Bamiyan Buddhas Rise Again? Paid Member

    Residents of Bamiyan are hopeful that the famous Buddhas of their town, destroyed by the Taliban in March of 2001, can be rebuilt. More »
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    Dalai Dolly Folly Paid Member

    A German dollmaker unveils an adolescent germanic Dalai Lama doll.More »
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    Zito Looks to the Zendo Paid Member

    As Oakland A’s pitcher Barry Zito looks to Zen teachings and meditation to help him regain his winning form.More »
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    A Monk Among Scientists, A Physicist in Robes Paid Member

    Taking on what he calls "the most stressed-out campus in the world," monk Tenzin Priyadarshi was hired by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as its first Buddhist chaplain.More »
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    Guitarist Sings Praises of Eastern Medicine Paid Member

    After collapsing onstage four years ago, singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo is back in the recording studio. Showing true dana-paramita, several musicians, including Steve Earle, John Cale, and Lucinda Williams, compiled “Por Vida,” a tribute album, in 2004, to help Escovedo pay his mounting medical bills for treatment of hepatitis C. Deeply touched, but still ailing, Escovado turned to Buddhism as a way to make peace with his suffering. Finally, he visited an acupuncturist who informed him that his prescribed medicine was eating away at his bone marrow.More »
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    Gen Sun Tzu at the Allied Front A CHINESE TEXT on military strategy written 2,500 years ago for the Chinese kingdom of Wu is now an indispensable element of U.S. Marine Corps modern warfare. The Corps' commandant, General Alfred Gray, has made "The Art of War," by General Sun Tzu, required reading for his men. Shambhala Publications, Inc., recently shipped 10,000 copies of the audiotape to the marines, and the book was a reported favorite among� More »