Buddhism

The Gyalwang Drukpa Honoured by Mexico City Legislative Assembly

Mexico City Honors Buddhist Environmental Leader

Published on July 26th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

Yesterday, the Legislative Assembly in Mexico City recognized the Gyalwang Durkpa, the spiritual head of the thousand-year-old Dukpa Order of Buddhists, as an honorary member. The recognition was part of Mexico’s thrust on environmental consciousness and ... Read More


Islam

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Ramadan’s Struggles and Blessings

Published on July 25th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

Ramadan, the month Muslims go without food and drink during daylight hours, is coming to a close Monday evening. I don’t know whether this will be a relief or a burden to practicing Muslims. As a ... Read More


Buddhism

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Engaged Buddhism? What’s That?

Published on July 25th, 2014 | by Anne Wayman

Engaged Buddhism is defined by Wikipedia as “… Buddhists who are seeking ways to apply the insights from meditation practice and dharma teachings to situations of social, political, environmental, and economic suffering and injustice.”  Some would argue that such engagement with the world was not ... Read More


Teachings

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WATCH: Why Pray Outside?

Published on July 24th, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

It’s hard to deny the divine, unearthly feeling looking at the high ceilings and bright, colorful windows of churches like the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. And as I ran my hands along the pillars of Hagia ... Read More


Islam

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Eco-Inspirational Pomegranate From Paradise

Published on July 24th, 2014 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

There’s more to the pomegranate than meets the eye. After all the health benefits scientists have discovered in this beloved, bright-red fruit, you might think we have learned all the secrets that pomegranates contain. But this ... Read More


Arts

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Values in Trivialism: “Songs From the Second Floor”

Published on July 23rd, 2014 | by Adam Balivet

Performing a trick on stage, a magician accidentally saws directly into his volunteer. Flagellants slowly march through city streets, past an endless sea of traffic, whipping themselves with rope. A man burns his furniture store down ... Read More


Current Events

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New Eco-Mosque in Dubai is First of Its Kind

Published on July 22nd, 2014 | by Robyn Purchia

There’s been a growing movement among Muslims to start putting the core environmental tenants of Islam into practice. Some Muslims are doing that by conserving water during Wudu — the spiritual practice of washing before prayer ... Read More


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