Posts tagged "buddhism"

Brand Name Buddhism

29 January 2006 Melissa Benner eats Tet and keeps clean in Vietnam, where detergent commercials blendBuddhism and advertising.

God Women

Yogmata Japaki, A Buddhist Japanese god woman has buried herself alive in an underground pit to achieve “Samadhi,” or state of complete meditation, in a prayer for world peace and the restoration of natural order in the face of immense natural disasters and worldwide tragedy. Japaki will stayed buried for 72 hours in the samadhi....

Daily Links 26 August 2005

Obsessive-Compulsive Buddhism Emma Snyder on staying clean in a Buddhist monastery: “Over the years, it’s gone through stages, this hand-washing: extreme obsession, mild obsession, personal quirk, obsession again, then just talent, sometimes funny story, sometimes obsession still. It’s been a problem in my life, but also just a trait. I’ve been mentally ill, and also just...

It’s OK When They Say It

Sharlet: CNN may be global, but it sure sounds provincial this morning. I’m watching in the breakfast room of a Holiday Inn in Salida, Colorado, along with two young families and a couple of seniors. Next up: “A Buddhist monk” is going to explain his tradition’s response to the tsunami. Filled with respect, the room...

Daily Links 20 December 2004

Don’t Bum to the Monks Thailand’s National Buddhism Office has proposed that Thai cigarette packs carry an additional consumer warning, that “‘Donating cigarettes to monks is a sin.'” If the Wall Ain’t Broke Florida State Senator Daniel Webster said last week that he is “exploring the possibility” of proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal Florida’s separation of church...

Daily Links 12 November 2004

The Good Reverend and Gay Rights “‘Who succeeded in the great cultural battle over race and rights … those who could use religion to inspire solidarity and self-sacrificial devotion to their cause.'” Joe Crea, of Washington Blade, quotes author David L. Chappell on the function of the church in the civil rights struggle, and whether or not...

Buddhism

Tricycle is the best magazine about Buddhism for non-Buddhists. Most mainstream Buddhist publications mix dry dissections of the teachings with profiles of celebrities who are lately professing Buddhism, but Tricycle goes further, with features and reports on the ongoing mix of Buddhism and American culture. Unfortunately, their site is pretty sparse. TricycleBlog: A blog of all things Buddhist....

Big House Buddha

Noah Levine is the latest Buddhist darling, son of bestselling Buddhist author Stephen Levine, and a tattooed punk who returns an edge to the tradition that has moved from the margins to the comfy mainstream. An interview with Levine about his new memoir, Dharma Punx, in Satya, a New York do-gooder mag with spiritual overtones, reveals him as more...