Tag Archives: Buddhism

For a High Spiritual Humor

  Maybe we’re missing the humor. Maybe we’re missing the humor in our religious texts… …because we believe the highest spirituality can only be expressed with heavy solemnity. We see the humor in Greek mythology, in the Native American tales… … Continue reading

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Welcome!–Go Home!

  I understand that the Dalai Lama wants the people of Tibet to oppose the Chinese through non-violent action… What I don’t understand is what “action” he wants them to perform. Passive resistance involves resistance.  What should the Tibetans do … Continue reading

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More Than Meets the Eye

  Did their idea actually work, or was the change merely coincidence? I’m referring to this story from author and world traveler Eric Weiner, found in his book The Geography of Bliss: “I’m riding the Skytrain, the monorail that glides … Continue reading

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The Buddha in My Belly

  At that young age, I didn’t realize I held the Buddha in my hand… While wandering alone one night at the county fair, I absently turned the crank of a little scoop shovel game.  The arm of a toy … Continue reading

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Sprouting

Imagine going into your bookstore and finding this title: How the Chinese Saved Tibetan Buddhism. That’s not as farfetched as it sounds.  According to author Pico Iyer, writing in the April 9, 2009 New York Review of Books, Tibetan Buddhism … Continue reading

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The New Old Shangri-La

In the PBS series, In Search of Myths and Legends, historian Michael Wood seeks to discover if the legend of Shambhala ever had a basis in physical reality.  Did Shambhala–the Shangri-La of the novel and movie Lost Horizon–actually exist? As … Continue reading

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