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    Kung Fu HQ Paid Member

    Shaolin’s story More »
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    Inaction Film Paid Member

    INTO GREAT SILENCEPhilip Gröning, DirectorZeitgeist Films, 2006 A lama I used to study with once said he didn’t understand why people would listen to recordings of Tibetan chanting. “That,” he said, “would be like watching someone else eat a meal.” More »
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    'Buddha' by Karen Armstrong Paid Member

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    Pictures Worth a Thousand Words Paid Member

    The Buddha and Buddhist culture have inspired centuries of artists and, more recently, photographers. Buddha (Welcome Books, 2003, $29.95 cloth) contains 155 color photographs by Jon Ortner, from the giant gold Maha Muni Buddha in Mandalay—said to be the only image of Gautama made in his lifetime—to a fourteenth-century Siamese stone Buddha head ensnared in the roots of a bodhi tree. The satin-bound gift book includes informative captions, sayings of the Buddha, and an introduction by Vipassana teacher Jack Kornfield, a former Thai monk. More »
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    Hunting Down Happiness Paid Member

    What makes some countries happy as clams (or Icelanders). More »