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Two Buddhist teachers reveal how conquering anger and quiet resistance is key to bringing lasting change to the world
For some of us, remaining busy is a way to feel sane -- to keep us running from what is really going on, to avoid the truth
Cusco, Peru In Cusco, the two experiences - religious tradition and converted monastery - come together at Belmond Hotel
The victory of ignorance over memory is the strongest evidence of the failure of peaceful coexistence between the past and the present. But as long as we are not speechless and indifferent to the destruction of our civilizational past, we have a chance to save humanity from the incalculable evil that human beings are capable of bringing about.
Yesterday, ISIS destroyed St. Elijah's, a 1400-year-old Christian monastery just outside of Mosul -- part of their mission to obliterate history and anything that doesn't fit into their warped version of Islam.
There's something comforting about rituals. Pasang Tsaga knows this very well. Every time she opens the Jewels of Buddha, she lifts the gate, lights the incense and turns on the meditative chanting music.
No fun. No sex. No booze. No hair. No eyebrows. Could a playboy adventurer like myself find enlightenment by binning life's materialism and becoming a Buddhist monk? Could a period of abstinence in the remote cloisters of a Thai monastery save the cankered soul from additional rot?
MOUNT ANGEL — Morning comes softly here. There are no cars, no sirens, no trash trucks, no dogs. Only a hundred chattering
I do windows. Unfortunately, I do them every couple of years, which gives the windows plenty of time to get dirty, and even then it is clear that I don't do them very well because I have always considered the job a pane in the glass.
Kalafatis, who spoke exclusively to HuffPost Greece, attempts to capture the history and richness of Mount Athos’ monastic