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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

A Call For Peace From Buddhist and Muslim Leaders in Yogyakarta Statement

In spite of religious extremism, keeping the peace through respect between neighbors, regardless of religious differences, is a basic principle of all religious faiths. Unfortunately, however, many places around the world are currently experiencing a rise in religious extremism. Conflict and violence, often inflicted under the name of religion, is not always based on religious […]

April 7th

Spiritual Explorer: Sri Lanka’s Cash Culture

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. A thick cloud of red dust swirls under the tires of a jeep equipped to quite possibly drive straight through the thick underbrush […]

February 20th

Spiritual Explorer: To Trust a Smile in Sri Lanka

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 as if I am wading through a curtain of warm mist. Every few steps it’s necessary to stop and take stock of […]

February 13th