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Remembering rain

The man took his time strolling outside. The world looked all bright and it filled his lungs with fresh air. It is how you’d imagine an old attic would feel if you suddenly lifted the roof off of it and the sunlight hit for the first time inside its dark and dusty corners. 159 more words

New Year's Day: Paying Respect

The day started out like any other day here in Thailand, me not knowing what was going on. I was told to meet at the village’s only… 926 more words

China To Increase "Ideological Control" Over Tibet's Buddhist Monks and Nuns

National flags will be installed in monasteries and Buddhist monks and nuns will be evaluated, the region’s party chief Chen Quanguo says

Buddhist monks at the historic Labrang Monastery in the town of Xiahe, Gansu Province,Tibet Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images… 303 more words

Tibetan sand mandala in ‘House of Cards’: not a good way to think about work

In season three of House of Cards, a group of Tibetan monks are invited to the White House to perform a Buddhist tradition involving the creation of a sand mandala. 707 more words


Wandering Wat Pho

Emerging from the interior of the building where Wat Pho’s glorious Reclining Buddha resides, I was confronted by a long line of people waiting to get in. 513 more words