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Tzu Chi Founder Discusses Environmentalism

I’m always excited when I stumble upon a new person of faith who cares about the environment. In the case of Dharma Master Cheng Yen, I really should have stumbled upon her earlier. The Buddhist nun, who is known as the Mother Theresa of Asia, founded the Tzu Chi Foundation and has been active with […]

January 15th

Nepal Earthquake Disaster Avoidable, Says Buddhist Leader

Family stands besides house demolished in 2015 Nepal earthquake (Photo on Flickr) “It’s an earthquake. Run!” This was the panicked realization of Education Officer at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Rachel Hay, who was travelling in Nepal when the devastating 7.8 earthquake and aftershocks hit the country April 25, 2015. Most first hand accounts of the […]

June 10th

Spiritual Explorer: God’s Plan vs My Plan

Editors Note: This article is part of a series. Follow along as Jacob explores widely different cultures and places and delves into the spirituality, history, and people that make these places unique. It’s 5am in Dubai and I’m standing at the check-in counter regretting the concoction of anti-anxiety supplements and caffeine that’s propelled me groggily […]

February 6th

World Records For Hugging Trees?

To celebrate World Environment Day today, more than 2,000 people gathered in Kathmandu to hug trees. Participants, which included everyone from parliament members, to office workers, to students, to Buddhist monks, hoped that by getting so many people outside, hugging trees, they could spread awareness about the importance of trees. “Our goal is to set […]

June 5th

Nepal’s Ancient Tradition of Honey Hunting (PHOTOS)

Honey hunting is one of the most ancient human activities. It is still practiced by aboriginal societies in Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America. In Nepal, Gurung hunters brave the cliffs twice a year for honey produced by the world’s largest species of honeybees, Apis laboriosa. When photojournalists Eric Valli and Diane Summers first documented the Gurung hunters in […]

March 11th