One source said the dead woman had contacted police before she was killed.
"Oh, not the church!" My tears doubled as I realized that the historic basilica of Saint Benedict had collapsed. Additionally
Although female monks, or bhikkhunis, were part of Buddha’s original vision, Thailand’s clergy won’t allow them to become
For some time now, I've been concerned that while Pope Francis was awfully good at improving the tone of the church, he hasn't done much to actually change things. You know, by issuing Papal edicts.
Tera Cafe is part of an effort to bring Buddhism back into the mainstream in Japan.
"You have to believe in what you’re singing."
I have often heard monks and nuns being made fun of. As a child, I myself might even have thought or did. Today I am ashamed. They are modern-day heroes. No. They have always been heroes. It's just that we, who are growing up in the Western world, do not see it, do not feel it.
All in all, a fascinating time in magnificent scenery amid spectacular architecture, even if the faith thing doesn't really work for me.
Megisti Lavra perches majestically atop a cliff 520 feet above the crashing foam and rocks, more like a small walled town. On the outside, you have the regulation square tower and the jutting painted wooden balconies. Within, there are a whole series of buildings.
Overwhelmed by the savagely wild beauty of its forested mountains, precipitously rugged cliffs and plunging emerald valleys, she asked her son, who just happened to be God, to make it her garden which, true to filial piety, he did.
Monasticism involves disregarding the importance of worldly goods and ambitions, and embracing poverty, chastity and obedience